Class A No. 3 Rising Sun softball rolled over the visiting Southwestern Rebels on a 13-0 six-hitter on Tuesday in the continuation of an Ohio River Valley Conference game originally suspended by rain on May 1.

Shiners’ ace Sydney Pitts struck out six and walked none en route to the shutout win. She and the Rising Sun defense also scattered the Rebels’ six hits well enough to keep Southwestern scoreless throughout.

A leadoff single by Southwestern’s Morgan Mahoney in the top of the first inning and a sacrifice bunt failed to produce thanks to a Rising Sun double play. A strikeout and a ground out left Lakyn Wilson stranded in the third after Wilson led off with a single and advanced on another sacrifice bunt.

Southwestern’s biggest threat came in the fourth when Abby Ralston and Abby Fulton hit back-to-back singles with one out and Olivia Bruce doubled to center field but by then Ralston had been caught stealing and Trinity McLain then flied out in right field foul territory to strand Fulton and Bruce.

Wilson led off the fifth with a single but Pitts struck out the next two and got a ground out to end the game. She had also struck out the side in the second inning.

Ralston took the loss for Southwestern, pitching two innings and allowing six runs — all earned — on six hits while striking out two and walking one. Kailey Burns pitched two innings for the Rebels and gave up seven runs — all earned — on nine hits with one strikeout. Both Ralston and Burns gave up a home run.

The Shiners (19-2, 11-0 ORVC) scored two in the second, six in the third and five in the fourth to end the game early. The onslaught included a two-run home run by Cora Poling that proved to be the game winner in the second inning and a two-run shot by Sydney Bostic in the third.

“We struggled defensively after resuming the game but we did get off the bus swinging the bats against a very good Rising Sun team,” Southwestern coach Duane Ralston said. “We just couldn’t capitalize on them and their hitters were just too much for us tonight. We’ll regroup and prepare for Switzerland County, a potential sectional opponent, tomorrow.”

Southwestern (9-9, 3-5 ORVC) hosts Switzerland at 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

Lady Cubs dealt 18-1setback by South Dearborn

South Dearborn blew open the game early and rolled to an 18-1 win over Madison in softball Tuesday on the hilltop.

The visiting Knights scored a run in the first inning but then picked up five in the second to go ahead 6-0. A seven-run fourth and a five-run fifth ended the game on the mercy rule.

“Our team tonight struggled in all phases and that’s disappointing considering we have been playing pretty well,” Madison coach Tony Ralston said. “It’s not going to be any easier tomorrow at Jeff.”

Madison was limited to just two hits in the game, an RBI triple by Bailey Dyer and a single by Peyton Holt. Holt also scored the Cubs’ lone run.

Bailee Schmidt took the loss for Madison after allowing 13 runs — nine earned — on 13 hits in four innings with a walk and a strikeout. Kennedy Stidham worked the final inning and allowed five runs — just two earned — on three hits with three walks.

Madison, now 9-15 on the season, travels to Jeffersonville on Wednesday.