Brownstown Central’s softball team scored four runs in the first inning before adding runs in the fourth and sixth to defeat Scottsburg 6-3.
The Braves and Warriors started the game on April 18 when rain in the top of the third forced the umpires to suspend play, and the game was completed Tuesday.
Eight different players had hits for the Braves, and Coach Monte Ault said it is good to see production up and down the lineup going into May.
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“We’re starting to hit the ball a little bit better all the way through our lineup. That’s what we’ve got to have,” Ault said.
Erin Singleton opened the first with a walk. Zoe Fountain also walked and both came home on a hit by Addy Krieger. Krieger scored on a single by Chloe Carlin, but Carlin was thrown out at home when she tried to score on a hit by Rehgen Stuckwisch. Stuckwisch scored on an error for a 4-0 lead.
The Warriors bunched three hits and an error into four runs in the third inning.
Alli Reynolds led off the fourth with a single and later scored on a hit by Fountain to make it 5-3.
Maddison Brittain doubled with two out in the sixth. She was replaced by pinch runner Emily Singleton, who scored on a hit by her twin sister, Erin.
Krieger had a hit, scored a run and had two RBIs, while Erin Singleton and Fountain both had a hit, RBI and scored a run.
“When we got runners in scoring position we got key hits to drive in a couple runs there and make it a little easier,” Ault said.
Brittain went the distance in the circle. She had two strike outs in each of the first four inning and finished with nine, to go along with five hits, two walks and hit two batters.
Ault said she did a good job of mixing her pitches.
“She threw better in the first inning than she did against Indian Creek,” he said. “Indian Creek got four runs in the first inning. We warmed her up a little more, kept her out there. She kept the ball down low. She did a good job of mixing her change up in once in a while, and her rise ball.”
The Braves committed two errors, but Ault said the team played well overall.
“I thought our defense did a good job. Claire Poulton, in right field, played pretty well, and Zoe Fountain at shortstop did a good job,” Ault said. “I was real proud of the girls coming out ready to play. I don’t think we’ve played our best ball yet. Addy has a bad back. She tweaked something and Zoe Stuckwisch came in and did a good job at third. She’s a freshman and she’s just got to relax a little bit.
“This was a big conference win for us. We’ve got our tough conference games coming up.”
Brownstown (8-7, 4-1 MSC) is schedule to host Charlestown on Thursday.