June 17, 2013

Indians suffer first loss of season at home classic



The Indians met Creston in the second game and it was a pitching duel between Silliman and the Panthers’ Haylee LaMasters.
The duo kept the opposing batters off-balanced the entire game until the bottom of the sixth when Oskaloosa broke the scoreless tie.
Peyton Zickefoose singled with two outs in the inning and Kylie Hill followed with another single that fell between the Creston shortstop, left fielder and center fielder. Silliman then delivered to two-run triple to right-center for the game’s only runs.
Silliman finished with a three-hitter as she walked two and struck out three.
The final game of the day had everyone looking to the skies as threatening weather was moving in on the complex.
The Lady Jays got on the scoreboard first in the second as Annika Ekstam doubled and got to third on a sacrifice bunt. Erin Sawatzky bounced back to Zickefoose, who tossed to Wills to get Ekstam at the plate for the second out of the inning. Tatum Ksiazek doubled to center to bring Sawatzky home all the way from first for the 1-0 lead.
The Indians countered with their lone run of the game in the third as Risher had a two-out single and Wills doubled to left to score Risher, tying the game at 1.
Bondurant-Farrar snapped the tie in the fourth and added two more in the fifth before the umpires called the game with one out in the sixth.
“We have been playing pretty solid ‘D’ (defense) and they (Lady Jays) got the runners on and hit the ball to the right side and able to score those runs to pad their lead,” Harms said. “Nothing to be discouraged about. We knew somewhere down the line we were going to lose a game. Now it’s just a matter how we battle back and play from here on out.”

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