The E-gals and Lady Raiders fell short in their respective matchups on Tuesday, while the Lady Devils got a no-hitter from Keller and Roby tossed a one-hitter to grab a win for the Lady Panthers.
Apollo vs Henderson County
The E-gals couldn’t muster up enough offense on Tuesday, falling in a pitcher’s duel 2-1 to Henderson County.
The Lady Colonels wasted no time setting the tone for the game, getting a leadoff single from freshman Anna Kemp. Two batters later sophomore Taylor Troutman tripled to right to score one, but an error on a relay throw to third allowed her to score and give Henderson County a 2-0 lead.
Sophomore Mallor Velotta led off the bottom of the first with a solo to center to make it 2-1, but that was all the offense either team would get.
The combo of senior Emmie Bullington and junior K’Asia Palmer limited Henderson County to six hits on the day, keeping them scoreless for the last six innings.
However, Kemp matched their efforts by throwing a complete game and limiting Apollo to the one run on six hits and eight strikeouts en route to a 2-1 win.
The E-gals fall to 13-13 overall with the loss, as they will look to bounce back on Thursday when they take on Trinity (Whitesville) at 5:30 p.m.
Daviess County vs Hancock County
Junior Raylee Roby had another strong performance for the Lady Panthers on Tuesday, tossing a one-hitter en route to a 5-1 win over Hancock County.
It was the Lady Hornets that got the first hit and run of the game in the bottom of the second, as sophomore Ella House sent a solo shot to left. Roby responded by striking out four of the next six batters she faced, while Daviess County’s offense finally cracked the scoreboard.
It was a two-out walk drawn by junior Jessie Daniels and a double from senior Katie Mewes that did the trick, knotting things up at 1-1 in the top of the fourth.
Another two-out rally sparked the Lady Panthers offense the following inning, as an RBI single from junior Kayley Payne and an RBI double from senior Hattie Newman made it a 3-1 game.
Daviess County got a run in top of the sixth and seventh as well, but Roby didn’t need much as she held Hancock County scoreless for the last five innings to secure the 5-1 win.
Roby tossed all seven innings, allowing one run on the one home run, while walking two and striking out 11. Offensively it was Mewes who led the way with two RBIs, while Payne, Hattie Newman and senior Sophie Simone had one each.
The Lady Panthers improve to 24-4 with the win, as they will look to extend their winning streak to seven against Evansville Mater Dei on Thursday at 5:30 p.m.
Owensboro vs Grayson County
Senior Brooklyn Keller stole the show on Tuesday, throwing a no-hitter while some late offense pushed the Lady Devils past Grayson County 7-0 at home.
It took three innings before someone would crack the scoreboard, but it was Owensboro that opened up the scoring in the bottom of the fourth.
A one-out single from Sophie Moorman got things going, but it was an RBI triple from freshman Ellington Embry and a sac fly from freshman Kirsten Tindle that gave the Lady Devils a 2-0 lead going into the fifth.
Owensboro kept its foot on the gas then, quickly loading the bases before a two-RBI single from sophomore Emmi Connor made it 4-0.
A two-run triple from freshman Addison Hill made it a 6-0 game, but it was an RBI single from Moorman that capped off a five-run inning and made it 7-0 going into the sixth.
But one run was all that Keller needed, as she was a walk away from a perfect game, striking out seven and securing the no-hitter and the 7-0 win over the Lady Cougars.
Connor and Hill led the way at the plate with a pair of RBIs each, while Moorman, Embry and Tindle all chipped in one each.
The Lady Devils improve to 9-18 overall with the win, as they will look to grab a second straight home game when they take on McLean County at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday.
Trinity (Whitesville) vs Ohio County
Late offense from Ohio County and some key walks given up by the Lady Raiders ultimately led to a walk-off 5-4 loss on Tuesday.
The Lady Eagles started the game off with a bang, getting a two-run homer to center from senior Camden Sandefur to grab the lead in the bottom of the first. But after a scoreless second inning, Trinity looked to shift momentum in the top of the third.
Sophomore Macie Aguilar opened up the scoring by taking advantage of a leadoff single and error with an RBI single to cut it to 2-1. The next at-bat a run scored on a wild pitch to knot things up, but a sac fly from freshman Madison McDaniel gave the Lady Raiders a 3-2 lead going into the fourth.
Ohio County went on to tie things once again with a run in the bottom of the fourth, but they didn’t have the lead for long as an RBI double from senior Cassidy Morris made it a 4-3 game in the top of the fifth. The Lady Eagles returned the favor in the bottom of the sixth, knotting things up at 4-4 with an RBI single from senior Kara Leach.
Trinity couldn’t get anything going in the top of the seventh and in the bottom half of the inning two walks proved costly. A one-out walk and back-to-back singles loaded the bases for Ohio County and junior Allie Graham was unable to stand her ground, losing the full count and walking a run in to give the Lady Eagles a 5-4 walk-off win.
Graham threw the least 1 ⅓ innings for the Lady Raiders, allowing two earned on five hits and two walks. Junior Allie Barnett got the starting nod, allowing three earned runs on four hits, while walking one and striking out two in five innings in the circle.
Offensively McDaniel, Morris and Aguilar were the only players to record an RBI with one each to lead the way for Trinity.
The Lady Raiders have their seven-game winning streak snapped and fall to 16-9 overall and will look to bounce back on Wednesday when they host Evansville Harrison at 5:30 p.m.