Varsity Softball

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Coaches:  Mike Susong (Head Coach), Marcus Ward, Ken Parry, Troy Clark (Asst. Coaches); Greg Johnson (JV Head Coach), Shawna Johnson and Mornan Kulcsar (JV Asst. Coaches)

Managers:  Abra Dzaye, Shanelle Majors, Kiersten Moss
       
Seniors Juniors Sophomores Freshmen
Courtland Cottle (11)
Katelyn Dowden (4)
Alysia Duncan (25)
Savannah Emmons (12)

Olivia Branch (9)
Lauryn Hicks (2)
Taylor Simmons (27)
Ellie Trine (3)

Isabella Mera (21)
Landria Smoot (9)
Tionna Brown (28)
Jordenn Call (21)
Katie Howell (13)
Brook Reaves (18)

Emma Hulet (3)
Rhegan Flaherty (6)
Karmyn Langley (36)
Madison Moore (12)
Brook Reaves (4)
Isabella Summers (7)
Esynce Vaughn (2)
Olivia Hicks (8)
Baleigh Keesling-Mayer (6)
Serenity Kenner (7)
Whitney Pierce (30)
Janessa Reece (36)
Sarah Stonebraker (26)

Stormy Blake (8)
Jarah Dacons (13)
Olivia Hicks (11)
Serenity Kenner (25)
Malori Nichols (27)
Whitney Pierce (30)
Janessa Reece (26)


Date Opponent Time Score
Mar. 17 Scrimmage - Eastern (H) 11:00 am Weather cancellation
Mar. 19 Fishers (H) 6:00 pm (L) 5-4
Mar. 21 Tipton (H) 5:00 pm Postponed. Moved to April 7th with a noon start.
Mar. 22 Eastern (H) 5:00 pm Rescheduled for April 20th.
Apr. 4 Taylor (T) 5:00 pm Weather postponement - April 10th @ 5:00 pm
Apr. 5 Harrison (T) 5:30 pm (L) 10-3
Apr. 7 Tipton (H) 12:00 pm Weather postponement
Apr. 10 Taylor (T) 5:00 pm (W) 7-1
Lauryn Hicks threw a complete game fivehitter
and struck out nine. We lost the shutout with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning.

We were led at the plate by Ellie Trine. She was 4-for-4 with a double and two triples. Taylor Simmons was 3-for-4 with a home run.

Katelyn Dowden executed a wonderful squeeze bunt to get the scoring started for the Kats. Tionna Brown stole three bases on the night.

Defensively, Olivia Branch played a fantastic game at first base, laying out to scoop a ball in the first and making a great catch on a ball against the fence in foul territory.
- Coach Susong
Apr. 11 Lebanon (H) 5:30 pm (W) 8-0
Lauryn Hicks was the winning pitcher. She threw six shutout innings and had nine strikeouts while only surrendering four hits.

Ellie Trine pitched a three-up-and-three-down seventh inning to finish the game. Ellie also had a home run at the plate.

Taylor Simmons was 3-for-4 with a double and four RBIs. Katelyn Dowden was 2-for3, and Courtland Cottle was 2-for-4 with a double.

Katie Howell had her first varsity hit, Tionna Brown stole two bases, and Savannah Emmons dug several balls out of the dirt at first base.
- Coach Susong
Apr. 13 Leo Invitational (T) 6:00 pm Kokomo 2 - Leo 1
Apr. 14 Leo Invitational (T) 11:00/3:00 Rained out.
Apr. 16 Cass (H) 5:00 pm Weather postponement. Make-up on May 16 @ 5:00
Apr. 18 McCutcheon (H) 5:30 pm (L) 3-2
Apr. 20 Eastern (H) 5:00 pm (W) 10-0 in five innings
Kokomo got the shutout 10-0 over Eastern. Lauryn Hicks got the win throwing four innings and striking
out eight. She was also 2-for-3 at the plate with a home run and four RBIs. Ellie Trine pitched the fifth inning and struck out two while going 2-for-2 at the plate. Taylor Simmons was also 2-for-2 with a homer, Katelyn Dowden was 2-for-3 with a triple, and Courtland Cottle added a double.
- Coach Susong
Apr. 21 Westfield/Huntington North (H) 10:00 am Kokomo 11 - Westfield 1 in six innings
Kokomo took on Westfield in game one of their
doubleheader on Saturday and won 11-1 in six innings. Lauryn got the win by throwing four innings and striking out nine. Ellie threw two scoreless innings with two K's. Savannah Emmons was 3-for-4 with two doubles and four runs batted in. Ellie had three hits, including a double, and Lauryn and Courtland each had a double and a single.
- Coach Susong
Kokomo 4 - Huntington North 0
In the third game of the weekend, the Lady Kats scored early and got a dominant performance from Lauryn in the circle to win 4-0. She threw all seven innings, firing a three-hitter with 12 strikeouts. Ellie was once again 2-for-2 with a 2B, Olivia Branch had a single to go with her double, Taylor had a pair of hits, and Katelyn added a two-bagger.
- Coach Susong
Apr. 23 Northwestern (T) 5:00 pm (W) 6-0
Lauryn Hicks was dominant in a complete game shutout over Northwestern last night as the Lady Kats defeated the Lady Tigers 6-0.

Hicks struck out 13 and lost her perfect game and no-hitter in the bottom of the fifth inning on a single up the middle. It was the only base runner Northwestern had all night.

Olivia Branch led us at the plate going 3-for-3 with a double. Ellie Trine also had three hits for the Lady Kats.
- Coach Susong
Apr. 25 Carroll (Flora) (H) 5:00 pm (W) 10-0 in five innings
Lauryn Hicks threw her first career no-hitter, and
Katelyn Dowden hit a dinger to power the Kats past Carroll 10-0 in five innings.

Lauryn struck out 13 and walked three.

Taylor Simmons and Lauryn both doubled.
- Coach Susong
Apr. 26 Lafayette Jeff (T) 6:00 pm (W) 11-1
Taylor Simmons led the charge at the plate going 3-for-4 with a double. Ellie Trine also had three hits, while Savannah Emmons added a double and a single. Brook Reaves was 2-for-2 for the game, and Katelyn Dowden and Sarah Stonebraker both had doubles.

Lauryn Hicks had a pair of hits. In the circle, Lauryn gave up a leadoff home run on her first pitch and then settled in to strike out 13 and only surrendered six hits.
- Coach Susong
Apr. 28 Muncie Central (DH) (T) 11:00 am Kokomo 16 - Muncie Central 1
Kokomo 17 - Muncie Central 1
In game one, Lauryn Hicks allowed one hit and
struck out 13. She added a home run and three  RBIs.

Courtland Cottle was 4-for-4 with a triple, Taylor Simmons was 3-for-4 with a home run, Ellie Trine was 3-for-4, and Savannah Emmons was 2-for-4 with a triple. Katelyn Dowden added a pair of hits in three at-bats as well. We pounded out 17 hits as a team.

In game two, Trine got her first varsity win in the circle, throwing three innings and only allowing one earned run as we won 17-1 in five innings.

Sarah Stonebraker pitched the last two innings
and didn't allow a run.

At the plate, Katelyn had three hits including a  double, Olivia Branch was 3-for-4, Lauryn had a triple and a single, and Taylor had two hits. Bailey Mayer, Whitney Pierce, and Janessa Reece all had their first varsity hit in the second game with Janessa's being a double.
- Coach Susong
Apr. 30 Western (T) 5:00 pm (W) 8-6
May 2 Logansport (H) 5:00 pm (W) 11-1 in six innings
Lauryn Hicks got the pitching win, striking out
seven in four innings. The Logan run was unearned. Ellie Trine and Sarah Stonebraker pitched the last two innings for Kokomo.

At the plate Lauryn was 3-for-3 with a double, a triple, and four RBIs. Ellie Trine also had three hits with a double, and Taylor Simmons had two hits, including a two-run home run. Savannah Emmons and Courtland Cottle were both 2-for-4, and Olivia Branch added a triple.
- Coach Susong
May 3 Noblesville (T) 5:00 pm (W) 7-3
We scored five runs in the top of the first, added one in the third, and Katelyn Dowden hit a solo home run in the fifth inning to provide the final score.

Lauryn Hicks earned the win, throwing all seven innings and striking out four.

Savannah Emmons had a big night at the plate going 3-for-4 with a double. Lauryn added a pair of hits, and Olivia Branch had a hit in her only official atbat
as she also walked three times.

Sarah Stonebraker handled some hot shots at third base and played extremely well defensively.
- Coach Susong
May 5 NCC Tournament @ TBA 11:00 am Kokomo 5 - Richmond 4
Kokomo got on the board first with a perfect suicide squeeze by Katie Howell, and jumped out to a 5-0 lead then withstood a late rally by Richmond and
held on to advance in the NCC tourney with a 5-4 win.

Lauryn Hicks got the win throwing all seven innings and striking out 12. All four Richmond runs were unearned.

Savannah Emmons and Katelyn Dowden were both 2-for-4 with a double. Ellie Trine was on base three
times with a hit and two walks, and Olivia Branch was 1-for-3, scored a run, and had an RBI.

The Lady Kats advance to the semifinals of the NCC tourney and will face #7 Harrison on Saturday.
- Coach Susong
May 7 Tri-Central (H) 5:00 pm Schedule cancellation. Make-up date TBA
May 9 Cathedral (H) 5:45 pm (L) 7-1
The Lady Kats win streak was halted at 12 games last night, losing 7-1 to a very good Cathedral team.

The game was scoreless through five innings.

In the top of the sixth, Cathedral was able to push a run across with a squeeze bunt and then the wheels kind of fell off for us. We allowed three more runs that inning and three more in the seventh.

We had our chances to score runs throughout the game but failed to execute our bunts to move runners into scoring position.

Taylor Simmons hit a powerful home run in the bottom of the sixth for our only run. The dinger hit the JV field’s fence in the air.

Sarah Stonebraker made a great defensive play to thwart a Cathedral run earlier in the game.
- Coach Susong
May 12 NCC Tournament @ TBA 10:00 am Harrison 1 - Kokomo 0
Kokomo 12 - Lafayette Jeff 4
In the semi-final game, the Lady Kats lost a heartbreaker to #3 Harrison 1-0. Harrison hit a walkoff home run in the bottom of the seventh inning to win the game.

Lauryn Hicks pitched a GREAT game in all seven innings and striking out eight.

Ellie Trine made a fantastic defensive play early in the game. Harrison had runners at first and third and attempted to steal second. The throw went to Ellie, who ran the runner back to first, tagged her, and then threw a strike to the plate to get the runner who had broke for home to clear the bases with a double play. Taylor Simmons also laid out for a diving catch.

We had our chances to score but just couldn't capitalize.

In the consolation game, we came out a little flat after the tough loss but pulled it together and were able to get our bats going again. We beat Lafayette Jeff 12-4.

Lauryn threw the first four innings to pick up the win. She struck out four. Ellie threw the last three innings and finished out the game nicely.

Taylor led us at the plate going 4-for-4 with three triples. Lauryn had three hits with a home run, a double, and four RBIs. Sarah Stonebraker added a single and a double, and Savannah Emmons had a pair of hits.
- Coach Susong
May 14 Clinton Central (T) 5:00 am (W) 16-0
The Lady Kats exploded for 21 hits and rolled to a 16-0 win over Clinton Central in five innings last
night.

Lauryn Hicks led the charge at the plate going 4-for-5 with three doubles. Savannah Emmons was 4-for-4, and Taylor Simmons added three hits including a home run and a double. Ellie Trine had a triple and a pair of singles, Katelyn Dowden recorded a triple
and a single, Courtland Cottle went 2-for-4 with a triple, and Sarah Stonebraker contributed a pair of hits.

Lauryn got the win in the pitcher's circle throwing all five innings and striking out nine. She lost her
no-hitter with two outs in the bottom of the fifth.
- Coach Susong
May 16
Cass (H)  Make-up Game
5:00 pm
(W) 9-4
Lauryn Hicks got the win by throwing the first four innings and striking out seven. She gave up two hits and one earned run. Ellie Trine pitched the last three innings and allowed four hits, three earned runs and fanned two.

Ellie was also 3-for-4 at the plate with a double. Taylor Simmons also had three hits with a double, and Courtland Cottle added two doubles in four at-bats. Savannah Emmons and Sarah Stonebraker both had a pair of hits.
- Coach Susong
May 17 Kankakee Valley (T) 4:45 pm (L) 6-4
The Lady Kats make the long trek to #7 Kankakee Valley last night and gave a game away 6-4. We committed five errors, three of which were on consecutive plays in the third inning and Kankakee Valley turned them into five runs.

Lauryn Hicks threw all six innings, struck out five, and did not give up an earned run. She was also 2-for-3 at the plate with two doubles.

Savannah Emmons was 2-for-3 at the plate as well.

When you play good teams like this, and the ones we will see in the state tournament, you can't give them extra opportunities. We will learn from this and hopefully get back on track tonight against a good Frontier team.

Tonight will be Senior Night and we will honor our seniors, Courtland Cottle, Savannah Emmons, Katelyn Dowden, and our manager, Abra Dzaye,
- Coach Susong
May 18 Frontier (H) 5:30 pm (W) 4-3
With the score tied at three-all in the bottom of the seventh inning, Taylor Simmons hit a leadoff double. Savannah Emmons hit a ground ball to shortstop and reached on an error. That brought Courtland to the plate, and she laced the first pitch to the right center field fence to score Taylor and give our seniors a 4-3 win over Frontier on Friday.

Our three seniors all had great games.

Katelyn Dowden was 3-for-3 with a double. Courtland was 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs, and Savannah made a great defensive play on a
hard hit ball to preserve the tie heading into the bottom of the seventh.

In addition to our seniors, Taylor was 4-for-4 with two doubles, and Olivia Branch was 2-for-3.

Lauryn Hicks got the win, throwing all seven innings. She struck out 10 and allowed just one earned run.

We are so proud of our seniors and how they have represented the program. They have won 83 games in their career thus far.
- Coach Susong
May 21-26 IHSAA Sectional @ Logansport   Logansport 9 - Lafayette Jeff 4
Kokomo 5 -Zionsville 2
Kokomo 11 - Logansport 3
Harrison 7 - McCutcheon 1
Harrison 2 - Kokomo 1

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