The Blackford Lady Bruins used a five run fifth inning to help earn the win in game one of a doubleheader against Wayne, 7-3.
Freshman Helen Whitesell led the Lady Bruins with 2 hits. Grace Simmons and Makayla Harrold each added doubles. Haylie Williamson and Rose Berry each singled. Grace Simmons picked up the win pitching a complete game allowing three runs on hits hits. She recorded four strikeouts and walked five.
Game two saw Wayne pick up the win, 14-5. Jaci Rogers and Makayla Harrold shared pitching duties allowing 11 earned runs on eight hits. The Lady Bruins were led again offensively by Helen Whitesell with two hits. Jaci Rogers smacked a triple. Emma Jacobs and Alexa Hurd each added a double. Makayla Harrold and Josslyn Clevenger each singled.
“Overall I feel we had a good day. In the second game we were down a couple players, including one of our regular pitchers. We had a couple girls, that haven’t pitched in quite some time, step up and got us through the second game. We also had several girls playing in positions that they don’t normally play and I thought they did a nice job” said Coach Dick Lyon.
The Lady Bruins are now 2-6 on the season. They are back home again on Monday against Jay County at 5:00pm.