The Pilot Grove Lady Tigers softball team got a scare in the way of Community R-6 Tuesday night at home in CAC action.
Although the Lady Tigers wound up winning 2-0 to improve to 4-1 overall and 1-0 in league play, head coach Neal Bailey said this was not the team’s best performance, but it was a good game to get better from.
“Some of the things we work on in on practice don’t necessarily always click until we see them in a game,” Bailey said. “There were several plays that came up during this game that we can learn from. I thought we continued to play well after things didn’t quite go our way, and it was good to get out with a win against a quality pitcher and team.”
The Lady Tigers also did just enough scoring-wise against Community while pushing across one run in each of the fourth and fifth innings of play.
As for the pitching of senior Samarah Bailey, the senior hurler picked up the complete-game victory and improved to 4-1 on the season. In seven innings, Bailey struck out 18 batters and gave up just four hits.
Angel took the loss for Community.
Pilot Grove also out-hit Community 5-4, with Bailey going 2-for-3 with two singles. Emily Schupp also singled and drove in one run while Abby Schupp and Reagan McFatrich added one single each.
For Community, Angel went 2-for-3 with two singles while Thomas and Bertels each had one single each.