Pacers no match for Pioneers
Friday, April 25, 2014 11:00 AM
Nearly a year removed from their second-straight regional championship showdown, Providence softball again got the best of visiting Switzerland County 12-2 in five innings.
Switzerland won the regional showdown of the two schools in 2012 but fell tot eh Pioneers in last year's title game.
Providence opened Thursday's game with three runs in the bottom of the first inning and led 4-0 after a run in the second.
The Pacers cut the deficit to 4-1 with a run in the top of the third but the Pioneeers answered with a run in the bottom of the frame.
Switzerland trailed 4-2 after the top of the fourth but was unable to score again as Providence scored twice in the bottom of the fourth and five times in the fifth to end the game by 10-run rule.
The Pacers were limited to just three hits as Brooke Todd, McKenna Edwards and Taylar Jordan had a hit each. Todd added an RBI while Jordan and Ard each scored a run.
Kelsi Konkle pitched all five innings for the Pacers and gave up five earned runs while striking out two.
Switzerland (3-3) visits Franklin County Saturday.
Trinity tops Shawe, 14-2
Shawe fell 14-2 to Trinity Lutheran on Thursday in Seymour.
Trinity scored 14 runs on 10 hits but was aided by six Shawe errors.
The Hilltoppers had two singles each from Stephanie Snodgrass, Meg Goebel and Emalee Copeland while Amelia Koehler and Ava Lohrig each had a base hit.
Shawe (1-5) visits Austin today.
Carroll wins 7th straight
Carroll County won its seventh straight game Thursday 4-1 victory over Owen County in Carrollton.
The victory improved the Panthers to 6-1 in the 31st District and clinched the No. 1 seed in next month's tourney.
Carroll (13-4) hosts Trimble County Monday.