Lady Panthers’ softball continues on hot streak
The Corydon Central softball team completed the Harrison County season sweep on Monday, defeating South Central 9-0. Last Wednesday, the Lady Panthers needed two runs in the sixth inning to defeat Lanesville 3-1.
During the previous 10 outings, Corydon Central is 9-1, riding a current four-game win streak.
Monday versus South Central, twirler Kaleigh Oskin gave up three hits while recording 12 strikeouts. She walked one.
A boast of run support came in the fourth when the Lady Panthers brought in seven runs. A pair of errors began the inning, allowing Maddie Fessel and Samantha Ripperdan to reach. Following a walk, Cami Schmidt delivered an RBI single. She was followed by a Sydney Oskin single for another run.
Alexis Orme added to the scoring with a ground-ball single. Three straight walks, drawn by Grace Carver, Emily Harbaugh and Fessel, allowed runs to pass through. Ripperdan brought in the seventh run with a sac fly to center.
The 7-0 lead was enough for Oskin to close out on the rubber. Carver closed the outing with a 3-for-3 performance, driving in three runs. She and Fessel each had a double. Sydney Oskin and Orme were credited with two hits apiece.
South Central’s offense came from Cierra Smith, who had two hits, including a double. Jordan Renn provided the third hit, but the Lady Rebels couldn’t produce a run.
Against Lanesville, Corydon Central benefited from a pair of passed balls in the bottom of the sixth to break a 1-all tie. With one out, Orme and Brianna Harper crossed the plate on balls that went beyond the Lady Eagles’ catcher.
Sydney Oskin picked up the win in the circle, going seven innings, allowing four hits, one run and striking out 11.
Lanesville starting pitcher Katelyn Hurley went two innings, giving up one hit, before leaving due to medical reasons for Abby Duncan. Duncan twirled four innings but was handed the loss.
Each team managed four hits with Corydon Central’s coming from Orme, Carver, Ripperdan and Katelyn Paden. Lanesville’s hits were had by Katelyn Pavey, Mackenzie Miller, Regan Walker and Duncan. Pavey reached base four times, drawing three free passes.
Around defeating county foes, Corydon Central also landed a pair of Mid-Southern Conference wins. Last Tuesday, the Lady Panthers toppled Eastern (Pekin) 14-1 then shut out Brownstown Central 2-0 on Thursday. Kaleigh Oskin earned the win in both matchups. At Eastern (Pekin), Amelia Yeager had a triple while Fessel and Carver hit home runs.
In the low-scoring game versus Brownstown Central, the Lady Panthers scored one run in the opening inning to take a lead. The Oskin twins provided the run with Kaleigh’s RBI sac fly after Sydney’s lead-off with a triple to right.
A bases-loaded walk drawn by Ripperdan in the fourth brought in the game’s second run. Kaleigh was efficient pitching, striking out five, walking none and scattering six hits.
Corydon Central will return to MSC play tomorrow (Thursday) when the Lady Panthers travel to Salem.
Corydon Central 170 002 4 ‘ 14 16 1
Eastern (Pekin) 100 000 0 ‘ 1 9 0
W ‘ K. Oskin, L ‘ Rogers.
2B ‘ K. Oskin (CC), S. Oskin (CC), Campbell (E), Rankin (E); 3B ‘ A. Yeager (CC); HR ‘ M. Fessel (CC), G. Carver (CC).
Lanesville 000 001 0 ‘ 1 4 1
Corydon Central 000 102 x ‘ 3 4 3
W ‘ S. Oskin, L ‘ A. Duncan.
Brownstown Central 000 000 0 ‘ 0 6 0
Corydon Central 100 100 x ‘ 2 6 2
W ‘ K. Oskin, L ‘ Bryant.
3B ‘ S. Oskin (CC).
South Central 000 000 0 ‘ 0 3 3
Corydon Central 100 710 x ‘ 9 10 0
W ‘ K. Oskin, L ‘ Lewis.
2B ‘ Smith (SC), Fessel (CC), Carver (CC).