One rough inning set the tone for a game that saw the Hillsboro Lady Indians softball team up against South Central League opponent Clinton-Massie on Monday night. The Lady Indians fell behind early and were never able to catch up in a game that ended in an 11-2 loss.
The Lady Falcons, being the visiting team, were first up to bat. They were able to bat around their order, sending a total of 11 batters to plate. Six of those batters scored and the Lady Indians were down 6-0 heading into the bottom of the inning.
All three outs came from strikeouts in the bottom of the first, but in between those strikeouts, both Kerstin Thornburg and Hanna Breeden were able to get on and around the bases to score. That brought the Hillsboro team two runs closer with the score at 6-2.
Unfortunately, the Lady Indians were never able to score again. They threatened several times but were unable to make a dent in the lead. Meanwhile, the Lady Falcons scored once in the second, and four times in the fifth to bring their final tally to 11 runs.
Up next for the Lady Indians will be a road game at Blanchester on Tuesday, April 5 and then travelling once again on Wednesday, April 6 to Washington.
Reach Robert Stegbauer at 937-393-3456 ext. 1679 or on Twitter @RStegbauer.