The Wabash Valley College Lady Warriors swept a doubleheader on Wednesday from Southwestern to improve to 22-8 and 15-1 in the Great Rivers Athletic Conference. In game one Hall of Fame Coach Paul Schnarre coached his 1,700 softball game. He is also getting close to winning 1,400 games.
In the first game the Lady Warriors won 12-1 in five innings. The Lady Blue Storm jumped out in front scoring one run in the first inning but the Lady Warriors answered with a run of their own. Kennedy Harris led off the bottom of the first with a home run over the left field fence. In the second inning Kaitlynn Bennett would lead off with a home run. Then Clark would walk with one out, Madison Scott would reach base on an error Harris would follow with a double to right-center field scoring both runners. Maddie Duncan would then single driving in Harris. The Lady Warriors would add six more runs in the 3rd inning with the key hits being a two-run double by Duncan and RBI singles by Paige Byrd and Scott. The final run of the game came with the bases loaded when Scott would hit a SAF. Bennett was the winning pitcher and is now 11-4 on the season. She went four innings giving up three hits and, allowed the one run. Duncan went one inning one hit and no runs.
In game two WVC scored early and often as they had five runs in the first three in the second and five more in the 3rd and then added two more in the fourth for a 15-3 victory. Mariah Clark got the win and is now 11-2. She went four innings gave up four hits and two runs and again Duncan worked one innings allowing two hits and one run. Kyndell Ethridge had the hot bat in this game going 3-for-4 with a double and home run and four RBI’s Duncan was 3-for-4 with a double and three RBI’s and Harris and Byrd were both 2-for-3 with two RBI’s. WVC out hit Southwestern 17 to 6 in this game.
Key hits in the first inning, with two runners on Morgan Moxey would double, Byrd knocked a two-run single. In the second Harris singled and stole second then a RBI double by Duncan and Ethridge would get a two-run homer over the left field fence. In the third inning it was a single by Harris that drove in two runs, an RBI double by Duncan and Ethridge hit a double driving in two runs. In the fourth a two-run homer by Madison Bauer followed a double by Byrd to end the scoring.
The Lady Warriors game with Rend Lake scheduled for Thursday was moved to Friday because of the chance of bad weather moving in.
Lake Land is in second place in the GRAC with a 15-3 record after splitting with Southwestern on Tuesday and losing 7-3. John Logan is now 11-5 after dropping two games to Lake Land on Monday.