Rushville Republican

April 9, 2013

Lady Lions fall in home opener

Aaron Kirchoff
Rushville Republican

RUSHVILLE — Cambridge City Lincoln got a strong pitching performance from Griffin and 11 hits offensively to knock off the Lady Lions (0-2).

Lincoln scored four runs in the third, five in the fifth and two in the seventh.

Rushville’s two runs came in the fifth inning. Nicole Hoeing drew a walk and Brooke Niehoff reached on an error. With one out, Riley Lanham singled in Hoeing. Taylor Hoeing followed with an RBI single to plate Niehoff.

Shelby Woods continued her solid start at the plate with a single and double on the night.

Samantha Whitney lined a single to right for the other Lady Lion hit.

Whitley Disbro pitched four innings allowing seven earned runs on six hits and five walks while striking out four. Nicole Hoeing pitched three innings allowing two earned runs on five hits and two walks while striking out two.

The junior varsity squad opened the season with a 15-3 victory at Connersville.

The Lady Lion scored six runs in the top of the first as Shelbie Brown, Gabby Doyle, Tori Colestock, Morgan Edwards, Loggan Hewitt and Jasmine Cook all crossed the plate. Cook and Yessica Leon both drove in runs for the Lady Lions.

Three Rushville errors allowed Connersville to add a run in the bottom of the first.

Rushville scored one more run in the second, three in the third and five in the fifth to secure the victory.

Doyle went the distance in the circle for the Lady Lions, allowing four hits and one walk while striking out four.

Lady Lions drop double dip to Mt. Vernon

The Lady Marauders of Mt. Vernon swept the Lady Lions in a double-header Saturday. The Lady Marauders won the opener 19-4 and the second game 12-8.

In the opener, Mt. Vernon got off to the 4-0 lead, aided by the 3-run home run by Davis.

In the bottom of the first, Brooke Niehoff led off the inning by blasting the first pitch she saw over the center field fence. Kylie Martindale scored on a Catie Liggett ground out to cut the deficit to 4-2.

Two Rushville errors allowed Mt. Vernon to take a 5-2 lead. In the bottom of the second, Nicole Hoeing and Niehoff scored on the 2-run single by Rylie Lanham.

The game stayed at 5-4 until the fifth inning. Mt. Vernon scored an unearned run to lead 6-4. In the top of the sixth, the Lady Marauders scored three more on another bomb by Davis. In the seventh, the Lady Marauders exploded for 10 runs on eight hits to secure the 19-4 victory.

In the second game, Mt. Vernon scored four in the first inning. Rushville came right back in the home-half with six runs. Niehoff led off with a double and Martindale beat out a bunt for a hit. With two-outs, Jessica Wilson doubled to score a run. After Liggett drew a walk, Shelby Woods hit her second home run of the year to make it 5-4. Nicole Hoeing singled and Harlie Carr followed with an infield single. A Mt. Vernon error allowed Hoeing to score to give Rushville a 6-4 lead.

Mt. Vernon answered in the second with five runs on two home runs and a double. The Lady Marauders score in every inning except the seventh - two in the third, two in the fourth, one in the fifth and two in the sixth.

The Lady Lions added a run in the fourth on a solo home run by Niehoff. Lanham and Taylor Hoeing also singled in the inning.

The final Rushville run came in the sixth. Taylor Hoeing singled and Wilson was hit by a pitch. A passed ball moved the runners up and Liggett plated Hoeing with a ground out to second.

Contact: Aaron Kirchoff at 765-932-2222 ext. 114