The Miami Trace Lady Panthers softball team hosted Hillsboro in an SCOL encounter Monday evening.
Miami Trace won the game, 4-3 in eight innings.
Miami Trace improves to 8-2 in the SCOL, 11-7 overall.
The Lady Panthers are in second place behind unbeaten Clinton-Massie.
“Our defense played great tonight,” Miami Trace head coach Terry Smith said. “We had no errors. Megan Self had a tremendous game. She made a diving catch in the outfield to save the game. She also threw a girl out at home to save a run.”
Self went 3 for 4 at the plate, with two runs scored. One of her hits was a double.
Olivia Wolffe was the winning pitcher for Miami Trace. She pitched all eight innings. She gave up eight hits and three earned runs with four strikeouts and two walks.
Hannah Breeden pitched for Hillsboro and took the loss. She pitched 7.2 innings with four runs on 11 hits. She struck out 10 and did not issue a walk. Only two of the four Miami Trace runs were earned.
“The defense was really the key to the game,” Smith said. “Hillsboro committed a couple of errors at the wrong time. But, we just played a tremendous game. It was a well-pitched game by Olivia.”
The loss gives Hillsboro an overall record of 7-7.
Miami Trace trails Clinton-Massie by two games in the loss column in the SCOL standings. The Lady Panthers are at Clinton-Massie Wednesday at 5 p.m.
Offensively for Miami Trace: Megan Self, 3-4, 2 runs, 1 2b; Alexis Schwartz, 2-4, 1 run; Taylor Barrett, 2-4, 1 3b; Jessica Camp, 0-4; Brooke Henry, 3-4; Harmonee Napier, 0-4; Olivia Wolffe, 0-3; Cassidy Lovett, 1-4; Ashley Campbell, 0-4.
Offensively for Hillsboro: Scott, 1-4; Thornburg, 1-4, 1 run; Breeden, 2-3, 2 runs, 1 home run (solo); Snyder, 2-4, 1 2b; Myers, 1-4; Moberly, 1-3; Balcom, 0-3; Ferguson, 0-3; Lauden, 0-2, 1 bb.
Miami Trace baseball beats Hillsboro
The Miami Trace Panthers hosted the Hillsboro Indians Monday and came away with a 4-2 victory.
The Panthers won two games on Saturday to improve their record to 11-5, 6-3 in the SCOL.
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