The Clark County Lady Indians battled to a 1-0 loss to the Brookfield Lady Bulldogs at home on Thursday, August 30. Pitcher Brook Wheeler gave up only five hits and collected four strikeouts in the contest. The only score of the game was in the third inning when scored on a Lady Indian error.
On Saturday, September 1, the Lady Indians traveled to Unionville for Putnam County tournament action. In the opening game, the Lady Indians fell 4-0 to Kirksville. The Lady Tigers powered their way on top with a three run third inning, and picked up another run in the fourth.
The Lady Indians bounce back in the second game, this time facing Monroe City. Kassidy Shuman was walked from her lead off position, and scored after sacrifices by Caitlyn Davis and Rachel Daw. Brenna Buford and Brooke Wheeler added runs in the third inning for the 3-0 win. The Lady Indian defense was strong in this game as the Lady Panthers went three up-three down in five of the seven innings.
Clark County fell 6-1 against Chillicothe in Game 3of the tourney. Brenna Buford went two for three, and scored the only Indian run after a seventh inning triple.
The Lady Indians returned home Tuesday night, September 4, to take on the Palmyra Lady Panthers. The Panthers jumped out early, scoring two in the first inning, and one in the second, the piled on seven more runs in the fourth inning on their way to a 10-2 victory over Clark County. The Panthers collected 13 hits against the Lady Indians’ seven. Cady Flood and Brooke Wheeler were the only Clark County players to score. Cady Flood and Brianna Alderton each batted two for three trips to the plate.
On Thursday, September 6 the Lady Indians traveled into Cougar Country to take on the Highland Lady Cougars.
The Lady Indians scored first, after Brenna Buford hit a second inning double, and scored on a Caitlyn Davis fly to left field.
Highland answered with three runs of their own in the second, making the score 3-1 after two innings.
Despite some well-hit balls, the Lady Indians didn’t score again until the top of the seventh inning. Still trailing 3-1, Rachel Daw led the inning with a double, followed by a single by Morgan Bertelli. Brooke Wheeler slammed a 2-RBI triple to tie the game, then crossed the plate on a Brianna Alderton double to take a 4-3 lead, and the momentum looked like it was shifting to Clark County’s favor.
Highland tied the game in the bottom half of the inning, and the game headed into extra innings.
The Lady Indians blasted for runs in the top of the eighth inning. Cady Flood hit a lead off single, followed by a Caitlyn Davis single. Rachel Daw hit a sacrifice, then Morgan Bertelli slapped a double. Kassidy Shuman hit a double, and scored on a Brooke Wheeler single, and the Lady Indians were looking at a comfortable 8-4 lead. But the Lady Cougars came up with four runs of their own to tie the game again, and it stayed tied until Highland scored again in the bottom of the twelfth inning for a hard-fought 9-8 victory.