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Lady Eagles clubbed twice by Lady Cavemen

May 27, 2014

Columbia City’s Allie Vodde, left, rounds the base paths and celebrates her two-run home run, her tenth of the season. At right, Lady Eagle Amanda Sands bears down and brings a pitch.

Columbia City’s Lady Eagle softball team played host to the Mishawaka Lady Cavemen in a Saturday doubleheader at Morsches Park.

Though each game unfolded quite differently unfortunately for the host Lady Eagles the outcome for each was the same, as the Lady Eagles dropped both ends of the doubleheader.

Columbia City fell behind early in game one, losing 10-4. In the second game the Eagles jumped out in front, but were unable to hold the lead in the late innings, falling 7-5 to the Lady Cavemen.

In game one, the Lady Cavemen took advantage of a Lady Eagle error and three consecutive singles to jump out in front in the top of the first inning.

An error by the Columbia City left fielder put the leadoff batter for the Cavemen, Shelby Smith on. Following a stolen base and a wild pitch which put the Cavemen base runner on third the second batter, Olivia Chrobot stroked a single to score Smith. A bunt single put another runner on advancing Chrobot to third.

A third consecutive single scored Chrobot before two consecutive pop-outs and a strike-out by Columbia City pitcher Ashley Williamson ended the top half of the inning with the visitors leading 2-0.

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