Lady Indians roll Smyrna in five innings
After suffering just their second loss of the season before heading into spring break, the Indian River High School softball team finally got back on the diamond last Tuesday, April 29, bouncing back with a 12-0 victory at Smyrna in five innings.
Senior pitcher Rachel Hudson struck out five batters in just two innings against the Lady Eagles before sophomore pitcher Casey Hitchens took over on the mound in the third. Hitchens recorded three strikeouts of her own in three innings.
Hudson went two for two at the bat before calling it a day, with both hits going for triples. Senior shortstop Karlie Smith was also perfect from plate, going four for four.
After the game, Smith explained her teammates’ attitude heading forward.
“Every team is going to have their ups and downs,” she said regarding the 4-2 loss at Red Lion. “The rest of our season, we face tough competition, so we knew that bouncing back from the loss would set the tone for the rest of our season. We’re working hard every day, and we all have confidence in what our team can do.”
At 8-2, only Laurel (9-1), Appoquinimink (8-1) and St. Georges Tech (8-1) hold better records than the Lady Indians (as of Coastal Point press time on Wednesday, April 30).
Up next, the girls were back at home to face Cape Henlopen (4-5) on Thursday, May 1, (after Coastal Point press time) and Woodbridge (6-4) on Tuesday, May 6.