GREENFIELD — The Washington Lady Lions varsity softball team visited Mitchell Park in Greenfield to take on McClain in a Frontier Athletic Conference game Monday with the visitors winning, 10-1.
The win lifted Washington’s record to 11-7 overall, 6-3 in the FAC.
Washington has a game scheduled for Thursday at Hillsboro to complete FAC play.
Makenna Knisley pitched seven innings for the win for Washington. She allowed four hits and one earned run with no walks and seven strikeouts.
Blythe Bolender started in the pitcher’s circle for McClain, taking the loss. She pitched four innings with five hits and two earned runs. She struck out one and did not walk a batter.
Vivian Dennis pitched three innings with six hits and eight runs (seven earned). She recorded one strikeout and issued five walks.
McClain had two hits by Abby Atkinson, who scored the Lady Tigers’ only run, and Bolender had two hits.
The game was scoreless until Washington scored two runs in the top of the fourth. The Lady Lions scored two more in the fifth, one in the sixth and five in the seventh.
McClain avoided the shut out with one run in the seventh.
The 11 wins is the most for Washington since 2007, when the team won 13 games, according to head coach Rick Foose.
Washington will play at Athens in the Sectional tournament Monday, May 9 at 5 p.m.
McClain will play at Chillicothe Saturday at noon.
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On April 26 and 27, McClain split two FAC with Miami Trace, winning the first game at home, 8-7, before allowing the Lady Panthers to win their first game of the season the next night, 15-7.
Miami Trace improved to 1-12 overall, 1-7 in the FAC.