The Hallsville Lady Indians softball team held off a seventh-inning rally by New Franklin for a 8-7 victory Monday night at the CMU field in Fayette.
The Lady Bulldogs, dropping to 4-13 on the season, trailed Hallsville 8-0 after three innings but rallying back with one run in each of the fifth and sixth innings of play and five again in the seventh to cut the lead to one.
New Franklin coach Ross Dowell said the girls didn’t start good. “We had three walks and four hit by pitches in the first-three innings but after that we played well,” Dowell said. “Also, we had 10 hits but we also were robbed of three or four hits by great defensive plays by Hallsville. We cut the lead to 8-7 and had the bases loaded with one out and hit into a double play to end the rally. I’m proud of the girls that we didn’t give up.”
Oetting picking up the win in the circle for Hallsville while Lindsey Brown took the loss for New Franklin. Brown started the game and pitched 1 1/3 innings and gave up six runs on four hits and two walks while striking out one batter. Alexia Sprick then came in and pitched 5 2/3 innings in relief and allowed two runs on seven hits and one walk.
Hallsville also out-hit New Franklin 11-10.
Lauren Evans, Kayce Hundley and Lyndsey Brown each had two hits, all being singles, in the game for New Franklin. Sprick finished the game with one triple while Isabelle Matney added a double and one RBI, Kristen Flick with a two-RBI single and Haley Washburn with one single.