Madison got plenty of hits but failed to push across enough runs in a 3-2 softball loss to Silver Creek Saturday in Sellersburg.

The Lady Cubs out-hit Creek 11-7 but cashed in only twice. That left the door open for the Dragons to pull out the win with a run in the bottom of the seventh.

"We didn't execute offensively. If we took care of the little things in the game we win but it's still early and it is definitely something we can learn from," Madison coach Tony Ralston said. "As far as defensively, we have played pretty well to start out the year. I told the girls I can't ask much more at the end with two outs and a bang-bang play at home to lose."

Bree Barnes went 3-for-4 with two stolen bases and a run scored for the Cubs. Brooklyn Smith, Alexis Wolf and Kaitlin Rice each had two hits.

Madison (1-1) vistis Jennings County today.

Rebels roll over Austin, South Central in twinbill

Southwestern exploded for 45 runs in two games as the Rebels defeated Austin and South Central in a softball doubleheader on Saturday in Hanover.

The Rebels blasted Austin 34-1 in the first game after scoring 25 runs in the game's first three innings.

After scoring four runs in the bottom of the first, Southwestern scored 13 in the second and eight in the third followed by its final nine in the fourth. Austin mustered its lone run in the top of the fourth. The game ended on the 10-run rule in the fifth inning.

Despite the large amount of runs, Southwestern had just eight hits in the game. Most of the Rebels' base runners were put on in large part to Austin issuing 34 walks in the contest.

Josie Barnett and Shay Geer each were 2-for-3 with four RBIs and three runs scored. Austin Courtney and Kelsi Brierly had a team-high five runs each

Brierly was the winning pitcher after starting the game's first three innings. The freshman gave up one hit and walked one while striking out three.

Emily McCane pitched the final two innings, giving up one earned run on two hits and striking out two.

Brierly threw a four-hit shutout as the Rebels bashed South Central 11-0 in game two.

Southwestern led 5-0 after two innings and scored a run in each the fourth, fifth and sixth innings before scoring its final three in the top of the seventh.

The Rebels offense totaled 15 hits led by Brierly's 3-for-4 performance with three RBIs.

Katie Conover, Geer and Josie Barnett had two hits each. Meagan Ralston had a hit, three runs scored and two RBIs.

Brierly fanned 10 batters in seven innings of work without allowing a walk, giving her two victories on the day in the circle.

Southwestern (3-2) visits Rising Sun today in an Ohio River Valley Conference game.