This week was a pivotal week in the Lady Rams softball season. The team snatched their first win of the season against the Clarksville Generals on Monday, May 2, with a score of 19 to 9. The girls had a great game with five players having three hits. Those players were freshman Jae Walker and seniors Kinsey McBride, Laykin Busick, Erica Coots and Kacey McBride.
Busick stole the show, having four runners go home because of her hits.
“I feel that the team did very well and we played better together. It was a team effort,” said Busick.
This past week the Lady Rams had two games canceled due to weather. The first one was Crawford County on Tuesday and the second was Loogootee on Thursday.
Dittmer was very pleased with the victory Monday and had a few words to say.
“We have definitely been playing better softball as of late, and it was just a matter of time until we put it all together and got a win. We have talked with our team about only being focused on improving and preparing for a sectional run,” said Head Coach Neil Dittmer.
Dittmer shared a few highlights from the game.
“It is always nice to get a win, our bats stayed hot all night, which is something we have really been working on. We will need to play better defense if we are going to continue to get better, but we will celebrate this win and get ready for another one,” said Dittmer.
The Lady Rams record is 1-13. Tonight the varsity softball team will face off against the Henryville Lady Hornets at Henryville starting at 5 p.m.
The Lady Rams will compete in the Paoli Invite at home tomorrow. The first game is against the Crawford County Lady Wolfpack at 10 a.m. The second game is the Lady Wolfpack versus the Evansville Harrison Lady Warriors at 12 p.m. The final game will be against the Lady Rams and the Lady Warriors at 2 p.m.
Story by Jeremiah Hutcheson