Lanesville’s sectional run comes to an end to Henryville
Lanesville’s three consecutive sectional titles and back-to-back state finals appearances came to an end last Wednesday at the hand of Southern Athletic Conference rival Henryville.
‘Three out of four isn’t bad,’ Lanesville coach Kayla Straub said after the game.
The Lady Hornets upended Lanesville’s run by shutting out the host Lady Eagles 7-0 in the Class A Lanesville Sectional title game.
Errors, walks and wild pitches doomed Lanesville from keeping Henryville off the scoreboard.
One hit was all Henryville needed in the third, when the team scored three runs. With one out, an infield error and a walk put two on for Henryville’s Amanda Embry. The freshmen rolled a single into center-field plating the game’s first run. Two wild pitches from Kelly Zollman resulted in two additional runs for the Lady Hornets, prompting Straub to make a pitching change.
‘Defensively its just that catching and throwing thing again we had problems with the first time we played them,’ Straub said. ‘They basically scored unearned runs. Too many errors.’
The errors then continued behind junior relief pitcher Ashley Royalty.
A throwing error with two outs scored Rebecca Snodgrass in the fourth inning. Things didn’t go Lanesville’s way in the sixth inning either, when a pair of errors to start the inning scored on a Kelcey Pierce single.
Henryville utilized just four hits during the game.
‘It’s very frustrating but most of it is mental,’ Straub said. ‘You can’t think for them, they have to know what to do. They never gave up though.’
Offensively, Lanesville posted just two hits, one each from Beth Glomb and Amiee Parsons.
‘We hit it hard, just right to them,’ said Straub. ‘Just couldn’t get a break.’
Amanda Embry was the winning pitcher in the circle for Henryville. She struck out four Lady Eagles and didn’t walk a batter.
Parsons led hit a double to the right field fence in the second inning with one out, but the Lady Eagles were unable to bring her home.
After playing a solid schedule, Lanesville finished with an 11-12 record. Center-fielder and senior Christina Adkins went out with an injury toward the end of the season, which slowed the Lady Eagles down a bit. Adkins was just one of three seniors on the Lanesville roster.
‘I’m proud of this team,’ Straub said. ‘They never gave up.’
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