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 Kaylin Trine (JV Asst. Coaches)

Managers:  Whitney Pierce and Delaney Griggs
       
Seniors Juniors Sophomores Freshmen
Olivia Branch (9)
Lauryn Hicks (2)
Ellie Trine (3)
Taylor Simmons (27)
Raven Miller (13)
Brook Reaves (18)

Rhegan Flaherty (6)
Madison Moore (12)
Esynce Vaughn (2)

Olivia Hicks (8)
Baleigh Keesling-Mayer (6)
Serenity Kenner (7)
Malori Nichols (12)
Janessa Reece (36)
Sarah Stonebraker (26)

Stormy Blake (8)
Sarah Cuttriss (30)
Serenity Kenner (25)
Kaityn Pulsipher (27)

Candy Huckeby (11)
Brooke Hughes (4)
Bayli Reed (28)
Karley Trine (21)

Jada-Claire Broomfield (11)
Arianna Fox (13)
Brooke Hughes (4)
Emma Merrell (36)
Madisyn Pearce (28)
Hallie Ramirez (18)
Bayli Reed (7)
Macenzie VanWinkle (9)


Date Opponent Time Score
Mar. 16 Scrmmage - Eastern (T) 11:00 am Canceled - no reschedule
Mar. 18 Fishers (T) 6:00 pm (L) 6-3
We took the lead in the top of the first when Ellie Trine led off with a single. Kennedy Huckabee was hit by a pitch, and Taylor Simmons delivered a hit to score Ellie. Olivia Branch then knocked in Kennedy with a single, and Taylor scored on a nice base running play by Olivia.

We held the lead at 3-0 until the bottom of the fourth when Fishers scored a run. They scored again in the bottom of the fifth on a three-base error. We still held the lead 3-2 going into the bottom of the sixth inning.

Lauryn Hicks got the first two batters of the sixth to fly out to left field. We then had two consecutive errors followed by a base on balls. Fishers then hit back-to-back doubles to take the lead for good 6-3.

Lauryn took the loss. She gave up nine hits, struck out seven, and walked four. She only surrendered one earned run.

Taylor had two hits with a double and Olivia had two hits as well. Brook Reaves made some really nice plays in left field.
​Coach Susong
Mar. 21 Tipton @ Grand Park - D24 5:15 pm (L) 5-2
Apr. 3 Taylor (H) 5:00 pm (W) 16-0
Apr. 4 Harrison (H) 5:30 pm (L) 10-0
Apr. 6 Hamilton Heights (T) 10:00 am (W) 9-0
Apr. 10 Lebanon (T) 5:30 pm (W) 3-1
The Lady Kats removed #5 Lebanon from the ranks of the unbeaten last night with a 3-1 victory over the Tigers.

Lauryn Hicks was dominant in the circle, striking out 14 and surrendering only three hits. She carried a perfect game into the fifth inning and had a no-hitter through five innings.

Offensively, Janessa Reece hit a bomb for a solo home run, and Ellie Trine and Brook Reaves had our other two hits.

With the game in a scoreless tie through four innings, the Lady Kats came to bat in the top of the fifth. Olivia Branch drew a one-out walk, and Hicks then reached on an error, moving Olivia to second. Taylor Simmons hit a deep fly ball to right field that moved Branch to third,
and Lauryn proceeded to steal second base.

Lebanon ran a play, trying to throw out Hicks by firing to the shortstop. They then tried to flip it to the second baseman to tag Lauryn out and when they did, Branch bolted for home. She scored ahead of the throw to put us up 1-0.

The Lady Kats weren’t finished.

Brook Reaves then hit an infield single that dropped between the pitcher and second baseman. Lauryn hustled the whole way and scored from second to give us a 2-0 lead.

After Janessa’s bomb in the sixth, Lebanon responded.

In the bottom of the sixth, Lebanon strung together their only three hits of the game. After a strikeout to start the inning, the Tigers hit back-to-back singles and a double to close the gap to 3-1with runners on second and third with one out. Lebanon then laced a line drive that was
snagged by Branch, and she threw to Taylor at third. Simmons dove to tag the base and beat the Lebanon runner for the double play, securing the victory.

Lebanon did not threaten in the seventh as Lauryn came back to strike out the side.

It was a great team win over a quality opponent. The Lady Kats move to 3-3 and will head to Leo to play three ranked opponents this weekend. In our first nine games, we will face seven college-bound pitchers.

- Coach Susong
Apr. 12-13 Leo Invite (T) 5:00 pm Leo 2 - Kokomo 1
Kokomo 10 - S.B. St. Joe 0 (five innings)
Munster 3 - Kokomo 0
We had our toughest weekend on the schedule as we traveled to Leo and played three ranked teams.

In Friday’s game, #3 Leo was able to get a run in the bottom of the seventh to score a 2-1 victory. Lauryn Hicks took the tough loss, allowing one earned run and striking out seven.

We had tied the game in the top of the sixth inning when Olivia Branch singled and the right fielder committed an error. OJ came all the way around to third and scored on Lauryn’s groundout.

In game two, we faced #4 South Bend St. Joe and put together our best offensive output of the weekend winning 10-0. Lauryn got the win striking out five in four innings and only surrendered two hits. Brook Reaves threw a perfect fifth inning.

At the plate, we were led by Taylor Simmons, who was 2-for-2 with a double. Sarah Stonebraker and Lauryn were both 2-for-3, and OJ had a double.

In game three, we lost to a good Munster team 3-0. Lauryn took the loss throwing the first four innings, striking out five, and giving up three earned runs. Brook kept Munster off the scoreboard in the last three innings and struck out one.

OJ and Ellie Trine both had doubles but we could not string any hits together.
Coach Susong
Apr. 16 Cass (T) 5:00 pm Postponed 
Apr. 17 McCutcheon (T) 5:30 pm (W) 2-1
Lauryn Hicks picked up the win throwing all seven innings while striking out 11. The only run the Mavs scored was unearned.

We took the lead in the top of the second inning. Taylor Simmons drew a leadoff walk and took second base on a wild pitch. Jo Trine then moved Taylor to third with a groundout. McCutcheon’s catcher then tried to pick Taylor off at third, but the throw went into left field and Taylor scored.

McCutcheon tied the game in the bottom of the third when they loaded the bases with no outs. They squeezed the runner from third home on a very close play at the plate. After Lauryn got a strikeout, the Lady Mavs hit a ball to Taylor and she got the force out at
home for the second out. Lauryn got out of the jam by fanning the next batter.

In the top of the fourth, Lauryn drew a leadoff walk. She promptly stole second and scored as Taylor singled to center to put us back on top 2-1.

McCutcheon started a rally in the bottom of the seventh. After a pop out by the leadoff hitter to Olivia Branch, the next batter hit one into short right field where Olivia Hicks made a diving catch for the second out of the inning.

Things got interesting after that. McCutcheon doubled to put the tying run in scoring position. The next batter singled up the middle, and Jo made a outstanding throw home to our catcher Janessa Reece, who made a great tag on the Mav runner to end the game.

The win moved the Lady Kats to 1-1 in the NCC West and improved our record to 5-5.
​Coach Susong
Apr. 20 Westfield/Huntington North (T) 10/12/2 Postponed - Make-up TBD
Apr. 22 Northwestern (H) 5:00 pm (W) 11-5
Sarah Stonebraker led the way with a 3- for-3 performance with a dinger. Taylor Simmons was 2-for-4 with a home run and a double. Jo Trine had three hits, and Janessa Reece recorded a single to go with her home run. Olivia Branch had a double and a single, Malori Nichols had a pair of hits, and Lauryn Hicks supported her pitching performance with a home run.

Lauryn fanned 15 batters while surrendering 10 hits and four earned runs. Brook Reaves pitched the seventh and did not allow a run.
​Coach Susong
Apr. 25 Lafayette Jeff (H) 6:00 pm

Apr. 27 Muncie Central (DH) (H) 11:00 am
Apr. 29 Western (H) 5:00 pm
May 1 Logansport (T) 5:00 pm
May 2 Noblesville (H) 5:00 pm
May 4 NCC Tournament @ TBA 11:00 am
May 6 Marion (T) 5:30 pm
May 8 Cathedral (T) 5:45 pm
May 11 NCC Tournament @ TBA 10:00 am
May 13 Clinton Central (H) 5:00 pm
May 14 New Palestine (T) 5:30 pm  
May 17 Frontier (T) 5:30 pm









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