The Lady Lions posted a third straight win with a 17-7 victory over visiting Batesville in EIAC softball action Wednesday.
Rushville jumped out to an 8-0 lead after the first inning. Batesville fought back to close the gap to 12-7 in the fifth before the Lady Lions pulled away for the victory.
Leading the Lady Lions offensive attack was Betsy Muir and Olivia Vance who each went 4-for-5, and Abby Herbert who went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a double. Kendra Hamilton hit her sixth home run of the season and chipped in 3 RBIs.
Kara Chandler picked up the win in the circle with Olivia Mohler pitching in relief.
The win brings the Lady Lions to 6-10 overall and 5-5 in EIAC play.
“The evening was more than just softball as the Lady Lions honored survivors, fighters, and loved ones effected by cancer. With a live auction between three innings, a raffle, and donations, the Lady Lions were able to raise $1,550 for the Coaches vs. Cancer Foundation. We would like to thank everyone that participated and helped us hit our goal right out of the park,” Coach Norris said.
Rushville 5, Franklin County 2
The Lady Lion softball team picked up its second straight win with a 5-2 victory over Franklin County.
After the Lady Wildcats jumped out to a 2-0 lead, Rushville plated three runs in the bottom of the third to grab the lead for good. Rushville added a pair of insurance runs in the sixth to secure the win.
Abby Herbert, Zoey Clemmons, Betsy Muir each produced a single and Kendra Hamilton had a triple with 2 RBIs. The win brings the Lady Lions record to 5-10 and 4-5 in EIAC play.
Greensburg 9, Rushville 2
Rushville 13, Greensburg 3
GREENSBURG – In an EIAC doubleheader, the Lady Lions and Lady Pirates split on the diamond.
In the first game, Greensburg took a 2-0 lead in the third and the Lady Lions just couldn’t close the gap and fell 9-2. Olivia Mohler took the loss in the circle for the Lady Lions.
Betsy Muir, Grace Muir, and Abby Herbert recorded the only singles and Kara Chandler had a triple.
Game two was a much different story as the Lady Lions switched to the home team. Down 2-0 in the bottom of the third, the Lady Lions got the bats going with a double from Grace Muir, followed by a single from Kendra Hamilton and a 2 RBI double from Kara Chandler to take a 3-2 lead.
Greensburg tied the game in the fifth and held the Lady Lions scoreless to end the inning. After holding Greensburg in the top of the sixth, Jama Barnes singled, followed by two fly outs. With a tie ball game and two outs, the Lady Lions batted through the line-up, totaling seven singles, two doubles, and 10 RBIs to end the game 13-3.
Kara Chandler takes the win in the circle. The Lady Lions had no errors in the second game, and offensively everyone contributed. The offensive attack was led by Betsy Muir and Kendra Hamilton who each went 3-for-5 with a double, Kara Chandler who went 3-for-4 with two doubles and 5 RBIs, and Jama Barnes who went 2-for-4 with 2 RBIs.