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Marion County softball tops Elizabethtown

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Lady Knights also defeated Washington County

By Nick Schrager

The Marion County Lady Knights got back to winning with a pair of victories over the Elizabethtown Lady Panthers (6-7) and the Washington County Commanderettes (4-12) last week. The wins placed the Lady Knights to sit 6-5 for the season so far. 

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Elizabethtown

A seemingly done deal turned into a full affair with the Lady Knights trumping the Lady Panthers 10-3 in seven innings on April 18. 

“We played very well the last two nights,” Lady Knights Coach Todd Spalding said after the game. “We went through a tough stretch and lost four out of five.”

He said the difference between those games and this past week’s games was the Lady Knights’ defense. 

“We made some plays behind our pitchers,” Spalding said. 

Freshman outfielder Jordan Thomas spiced up the second inning with a home run to drive in herself along with sophomore third baseman Kylie Benningfield and sophomore pitcher Allison Maupin. 

“We have hit the ball as a team much better than the first two years here,” Spalding said. 

Scoring would not stop as the Lady Knights advanced four more past home plate to end the inning wiht an 8-0 lead. 

The Lady Panthers would get in the game in the third by scoring their only three runs of the night. 

Elizabethtown  003 000 0

Marion County 170 020 0

Washington County

The Commanderettes were dominated by the Lady Knights losing 10-2 on April 17.

Early scoring by the Lady Knights would boost them to 4-0 lead in the first inning, and they would not lose steam scoring an additional three in the second inning.

According to Game Changer, the Lady Knights were led in scoring by senior outfielder Colleen Rakes, who passed the plate three times. Freshman Tori Rawlings would add two runs to the Lady Knights efforts as well. 

 

Wash Co     010 001 0

Marion Co 430 111 X