Softball stays hot in district play
Comanche senior Josey Harris belted a go-ahead solo home run in the top of the seventh to lead her team to a big district win over Kingston last Tuesday.
Harris also started on the mound for the Lady Indians. She scattered six hits over seven innings while allowing one run with no walks. She also struck out three.
Harris’ bomb was the only extra-base hit for the Lady Indians in the pitchers’ duel. Harris had two of Comanche’s six hits with Mykayla Slovak, Caity Ramsey, Jaylee Roebuck and Addison Downey each picking up a hit.
Kingston, coached by former Comanche coach Aaron Minor, took an early 1-0 lead with a run in the bottom of the first, but the Lady Redskins would not cross the plate again.
Comanche tied the game in the fourth inning when Downey singled to left field, scoring Slovak, who had opened the inning with an infield single. She was sacrificed to second by Ramsey before Roebuck advanced Slovak to third on an infield single.
The win, combined with a double-header sweep of Frederick on Thursday, puts the Lady Indians in second place in the Class 3A-1 District, with a 6-1 record and a 14-8 overall record. Lone Grove is undefeated in district play.
Comanche poured on the offense in the two-game sweep of the Lady Bombers on Thursday, outscoring the visitors 29-2.
In game one, Comanche scored at least one run in every inning on its way to a 16-1 rout. After scoring four runs in the first to take a 4-0 lead, the Lady Indians added a run each in the second and third innings before exploding for 10 runs in the fourth inning to put the game away.
Bre Gill had a double in the game and Slovak and Jentry Whaley each had triples. Eight of the nine batters in Comanche’s line-up got at least one hit. Whaley and Slovak had similar days at the plate in game one. The seniors each had three hits, two runs scored and four RBIs.
Raylee Chaney and Caity Ramsey each had two hits and Cloey Kinkade and Josey Harris had one hit each.
Whaley was the winning pitcher, allowing two hits and no earned runs over five innings. She struck out 11 and issued no walks.
In game two, Comanche wasted no time, scoring nine runs in the top of the first on its way to a 13-1 victory.
The game marked the comeback of senior Kamrey Rendon, who had missed most of the season due to an injury. She pitched the final inning for the Lady Indians, giving up one hit and striking out two.
Kinkade was the winning pitcher, giving up three hits and a run. She struck out three and walked one in three innings of work.
Harris led the Lady Indians at the plate, going 3-for-4 with three runs scored and two RBI. Gill, Ramsey and Kinkade had two hits each. Slovak and Jaylee Roebuck each had a hit.
Slovak, Ramsey and Harris all doubled in the game, while Gill hit a triple.
The Lady Indians have some big games coming up. Tuesday, they hosted Davis in a district matchup and host Minco today (Thursday) in a non-district game. Next Monday, Kingston comes to town for a district game and Tuesday, the Lady Indians travel to Lone Grove in a game that could decide the district championship.
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