UNION CITY SOFTBALL SPLITS DOUBLEHEADER WITH MUNCIE CENTRAL
In the first match up of the day the UC Indians came out with their home opener with a 12-9 win over the visiting Bearcat's. Senior Captain Kelsey Zimmers went 4 for 5 with a Triple and 3 stolen bases as did Freshman Katie Reichard. In total the Lady Indians had 12 hits and 13 stolen bases on the day. Peyton Dean picked up her first win of the season giving up 4 runs on 4 hits while walking 5 and striking out 4 batters. Kahlee Dowler finished on the mound for the Indians with 4 k's and giving up only 1 hit to finish the game in 7 innings.
In the second game filling in a younger a young squad the Lady Indians fell 19-5 to the Lady Bearcat's in a run rule shortened 5 inning affair as the Bearcat's bats came alive with 5 hits and the Lady Indians were plagued with 10 errors contributing to 11 unearned runs in the loss.
"Were young in some key positions and we are still learning as a team and a coaching staff to where we need to make player adjustments in the field, especially since the weather has affected our practice time outside to only one practice this season before the start on Monday against South Adams. So errors are something we are going to have to contend with and eliminate as we make adjustments" said Coach Dean."I still think we will improve as we polish the little things to get better and I'm very happy with the leadership of our seniors and juniors and the positive outlook and determination were already seeing".
The Lady Indians are now 1-2 on the early season and will face cross-town and cross-state line rival Mississinawa Valley of Union City, OH Monday 4/10 at Mississinawa Valley High School, game time is set for a 5:00 PM start.