The Bunceton Lady Dragons softball team exploded for seven runs in the first-two innings for a 14-1 win over the Otterville Lady Eagles in CCAA action last night in Bunceton.
Bunceton, 4-2 overall and 3-0 in the CCAA, led Otterville 2-1 after one and 7-1 after two before adding seven more runs in the fourth to win by the mercy rule.
Bunceton coach Rusty Parkhurst said Sam Brandes came out and pitched a pretty good game. “Our defense was strong behind her and we held our errors down resulting in a one-hit game,” Parkhurst said. “Sam, Rachel Emde and Deanne Emde put together a double play to help the cause and shut down a scoring chance for them in the fourth inning. Our bats were not nearly as aggressive as we would have liked to see but six of our nine did come away with a hit. We need more hitting so that’s what our focus in practice will be.”
Sam Brandes picked up the win in the circle for Bunceton while Stephanie Oswald took the loss for Otterville. In five innings, Brandes struck out five batters and gave up one run on one hit and five walks.
The Lady Dragons also out-hit Otterville 6-1, with Deanne Emde going 1-for-4 with a double and three RBIs.
Sam Brandes was 1-for-3 with a double and one RBI while Maddie Berwanger, Lizzy Maddex and Julia Kahle each had a single and one RBI. Rachel Emde also finished the game with one single.
For Otterville, Oehrke had one single while Oswald finished the game with one RBI.