Indian Creek’s softball team bunched five hits together to score four runs in the top of the first inning and held on for a 4-3 win at Brownstown Central on Saturday morning.
The host Braves scored single runs in the first, second and seventh innings.
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Erin Singleton led off the bottom of the first with a double. She moved to third on Zoe Fountain’s infield single and scored on Addy Krieger’s sacrifice fly to center field.
Claire Poulton led off the second inning with a single. She stole second and advanced to third on a throwing error. Rehgen Stuckwisch popped out behind first base, and when no one covered the plate, Poulton raced home with a run.
Poulton had a single in the fourth, and Kyra Huffman singled in the fifth, but both where left on base.
Poulton led off the seventh inning with her first home run of the season over the fence in left field, but the next three batters grounded out to end the game.
Coach Monte Ault said he felt like his team played one of its best defensive games of the season.
“We made some nice plays,” he said. “Chloe Carlin made some nice plays in the outfield. Claire came in and made a nice catch. Our shortstop (Fountain) threw the ball real well. Our third baseman (Krieger) made some nice plays. Our first baseman (Stuckwisch) stretched out there and got the ball.”
Brownstown finished with six hits with Poulton getting three of them.
The No. 3, 4 and 5 batters were 0-for-8 after Krieger’s sacrifice fly in the first inning.
“Claire had a nice game,” Ault said. “We didn’t hit the ball in the middle of our lineup like we’re capable of doing. (Reynolds) hit a line shot (to right field) that she made a good catch on. We had some balls hit right to them.”
Brownstown freshman right-hander Maddison Brittain allowed six hits, had three strikeouts and one walk and gave up four earned runs. She allowed only one hit after the first inning.
“I thought Maddison settled down after the first inning and kept them off a little bit. Her change-up wasn’t working too well like it usually does,” Ault said.
“We came back and made it 4-3,” he said. “We didn’t seem to get hits when we needed them.”
Brownstown (7-7) will host Scottsburg Tuesday to complete a Mid-Southern Conference game. The Braves held a 4-3 lead in the top of the third inning when play was suspended April 18.