It was a rough week for the Versailles Lady Tigers softball team as they took two hard losses to Capital City and Hallsville. The Lady Tigers are gearing up for District play.
Linn
Versailles overcame Linn in face of early four-run inning Tuesday, Oct. 5 in Linn.
Even though The Lady Tigers gave up four runs in the seventh inning, they still defeated Linn 10-5.
Linn’s big inning was driven by four singles and a fielder’s choice.
Versailles got things started in the second inning when Frankie Shewmaker doubled on a 2-2 count, scoring two runs.
The Lady Tigers scored three runs in the seventh inning.
The offensive firepower by Versailles was led by Kourtney Rainey and Ary Jones, all driving in runs in the frame.
Katie Davidson earned the victory on the rubber for Versailles. The right-hander allowed three hits and one run over five innings, striking out four. Alli Biggs threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen.
Linn’s hurler allowed 15 hits and 10 runs over seven innings, striking out five and walking one.
Versailles racked up 15 hits on the day. Madison Lucas-Avey, Keirra O’Rourke, Shewmaker, and Joscelynn Marriott all managed multiple hits for Versailles. O’Rourke and Lucas-Avey each had three hits to lead Versailles. The Lady Tigers were sure-handed in the field and didn’t commit a single error. Marriott had the most chances in the field with six.
Linn collected seven hits.
Capital City
Capital City’s comeback game was on point as they snagged the victory from the Versailles Lady Tigers 5-1 Thursday, Oct. 7 in Jefferson City.
Versailles lost the lead late in the game without hope of rebounding. The game was tied at one with Capital City batting in the bottom of the sixth when an error scored two runs for the Lady Cavaliers.
The Lady Tigers got on the board in the first inning when Joscelynn Marriott singled on a 1-2 count.
Capital City evened things up at one in the bottom of the third inning. Karr drove in one on a single.
Coulson toed the rubber for Capital City. The pitcher lasted seven innings, allowing three hits and one run while striking out 14.
Marriott was in the circle for Versailles. The righty lasted six innings, allowing 11 hits and five runs while striking out one.
Keirra O’Rourke led with two hits in three at bats.
Capital City racked up 11 hits from Wood, Stieferman, and Karr. Wood went 3-for-3 at the plate to lead in hits.
The Lady Cavaliers were sure-handed and didn’t commit a single error. Karr made the most plays with 14.
Hallsville
The Versailles Lady Tigers watched the game slip away early and couldn’t recover in a 14-3 loss to Hallsville Monday, Oct. 11 in Versailles.
Hallsville scored on a single by Oetting and a wild pitch during Lucas’s at bat in the first inning.
Versailles struggled to put runs on the board and had a tough time defensively containing Hallsville, giving up 14 runs.
Hallsville fired up the offense in the first inning, scoring one run on a single by Oetting.
Hallsville scored eight runs in the second inning. Hallsville’s big inning was driven by singles by Blakemore and Jones, a home run by Lucas, an error on a ball put in play by Crocker, and a double by Oetting.
Cobb was on the rubber for Hallsville. The hurler allowed two hits and three runs over four innings, striking out five.
Joscelynn Marriott was in the pitcher’s circle for Versailles. The pitcher surrendered 14 runs on 13 hits over five innings, striking out two.
Hallsville smacked two home runs on the day. Lucas had a long ball in the second inning. M Austene had a dinger in the fourth inning.
Kourtney Rainey, Marriott, and Maris Ollison each collected one hit.
Hallsville racked up 13 hits on the day. Lucas, Jones, and Oetting each racked up multiple hits for Hallsville.
“Hallsville played really well last night and we were a little off for sure,” said Coach Jason Ollison. “I think we were a little too worried about the district tournament coming up. We will have a good practice today and will be ready to roll Wednesday.
“It will be a tough week, but we are prepared for it,” said Ollison. “Should be a fun week.”
Versailles will take on the California Lady Pintos in the Class 3 District 5 Tournament 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13 in Versailles.