The Lady Lions of Fairfield high school clinched the Southern Hills Athletic Conference small school division on Monday night with a 10-0 victory over Ripley in five innings.
To make the night even better, freshman pitcher Katelyn White threw a perfect game, allowing no hits, no walks and striking out eight batters.
“I’m just surprised it hadn’t happened before now,” said Fairfield Head Coach Mark Dettwiller about his pitcher after the win. “She’s been throwing the ball really well. [Ripley] put the ball in play a few times and our defense really stepped up and made some great plays. They’re really coming together here as a team and it’s the right time to be doing that.
“We’re happy the kids got that done,” said Dettwiller on clinching the SHAC small school division. “That’s just step one.”
In the game on Monday night, the Lady Lions brought home one run in the first and then notched three in the second inning. After that, they tallied two runs in each of the third, fourth and fifth innings.
Leading them at the plat were four Lady Lions with three hit games. Grace Larrick, Carli Reiber, Emily Williams, And Lyndee Spargur all collect three hits in the game with one of Williams’ hits being a double. Kourtnie Smith, Megan Gragg and Sherry Heckathorn all collected one hit a piece.
The Fairfield softball team will play again Tuesday, May 3 on their home field again against SHAC opponent Eastern. That game will start at 5 p.m.
Reach Robert Stegbauer at 937-393-3456 ext. 1679 or on Twitter @RStegbauer.