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Lady Eagles softball defeats Garrett, 9-2

April 12, 2012

Post and Mail photo / Mark Parker
Krystin VanHouten crosses first base.

COLUMBIA CITY — It may not have been perfect, like its season-opening perfect-game win over Marion, but the Columbia City Lady Eagle Softball team used a potent offense and solid pitching to post a 9-2 win over the visiting Garrett Lady Railroaders.

On the defensive side, Columbia City pitcher Cassie Vodde had another good outing giving up only two hits for the game. The Railroader’s two runs acme in the top half of the third inning and were both unearned, coming from base runners that reached home plate after Lady Eagle defensive errors. Both of the errors came after a questionable illegal pitch call that came on a third strike that would have ended the inning.

Vodde also recorded thirteen strike-outs for the game. The Lady Eagle defense limited the Lady Railroaders to just seven base runners for the contest.

Columbia City’s offense put on an impressive showing as well, posting nine runs on nine hits including four extra-base knocks.

Claire Kauffman scored when Allie Vodde drove a pitch over the fence for the Lady Eagles second home run of the game, giving Columbia City a 9-2 lead that stood up for the final two innings and the win.

The Lady Eagles face Wawasee Thursday in a make-up of Tuesday night’s postponed contest.

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