Cougars get revenge against Hornets

On Saturday, Henryville posted a 10-4 win over Trinity Lutheran’s softball team at the New Albany Invitational.

On Tuesday night, the Cougars got payback against the Hornets.

Trinity (4-3) collected 14 hits in a 10-0 six-inning win over Henryville.

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“The coaches are really happy,” Trinity coach Bob Tabeling said. “We didn’t show our best on Saturday. We had a situation where we jumped out and then just stopped scoring. We scored runs in four out of the six innings today. We knew we could do better, and that’s what we talked about. We had some good stuff today.”

The Cougars built a 3-0 lead in the first inning, as Genesis Munoz doubled to score Savannah Harweger, Bailey Reynolds singled to push Kamzi Gross across home plate and Sidney Hoene sacrificed to bring Munoz in.

In the third inning, Munoz and Jaryn Holtsclaw were walked before Reynolds hit a hard ground ball past the Hornets’ third baseman to put the Cougars up 4-0.

The Cougars added a fifth run in the fourth inning, as Kamzi Gross doubled to center field to score Harweger.

Trinity had some help in scoring the final five runs of the game to win by run rule.

Gross led off with a solo home run before singles by Munoz and Reynolds and a walk loaded the bases. Hoene was walked with the next at-bat, and Emma Goecker followed with an RBI single to push the Cougars’ lead to 7-0.

The Hornets walked two more runs in and Reynolds scored on a wild pitch to finish the game.

Gross recorded the shutout in the circle, finishing with three strikeouts, seven hits and no walks.

“She has really gone at hitters,” Tabeling said of Gross. “You can find yourself trying to throw the perfect pitch, but she has done a really nice job of challenging hitters. She keeps her calm when there are errors. She has been getting ahead, and that’s been a huge difference. She’s not an overpowering pitcher, but she’s a smart pitcher.”

Harweger, Gross, Munoz and Reynolds each had three hits, and Goecker recorded two.

Tabeling said the top of the lineup has been producing.

“They’ve been hitting average in some spots and with power,” Tabeling said. “They’re seeing the ball really well and are really driving pitches. That’s really fun to watch.”

Trinity hosts Greenwood Christian on Saturday.