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Lady Vandals have tough week with three losses

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By Andrew Harner

The Lady Vandals ended a tough week with a poor defensive performance in an 18-2 loss to Altamont on Tuesday.

Vandalia committed 10 errors during the game and struggled against the hard-throwing Katie Lang of Altamont, getting seven base runners in five innings.

Altamont jumped out to just a 2-0 lead in the first inning, despite four errors from Vandalia, but the Lady Vandals were able to get a run back in the bottom of the frame on an RBI single by senior Alex Henna.

Sophomore Kylie Sellers would single and eventually score on a wild pitch in the second, but that came after a six-run inning from Altamont in the top of the inning, which saw the Lady Indians pound out five hits, including a double and a home run.

Altamont would post six more runs in the third and three in the fourth, while Lang retired six straight Lady Vandals.

Vandalia would threaten in the bottom of the fifth, loading the bases with no outs, but the Lady Indians would turn a double play to quiet the rally and the game ended on the next batter.

Emilie Britt and Paige Ehrat each singled in the fifth, and Amber Bruno loaded the bases when she reached on an error, but during that play, both Britt and Ehrat were gunned down.

The loss dropped the Lady Vandals to 4-10 on the season.

Also in the past week, Vandalia lost at Pana, 4-2, and at Breese Central, 10-0.

Against Pana last Friday, Vandalia managed just four hits, but senior Molli Tedrick handled the Pana lineup well, as the Lady Panthers managed just four runs on 10 hits, three Vandalia errors and a walk.

Last Wednesday, Breese Central scored consistently throughout the game to win in six innings.

The Lady Vandals had seven hits in the game, including a pair from Tedrick, but they couldn't get anyone around the bases.

Box scores
Tuesday, April 10
Altamont 18
Vandalia 2
AHS: 2-6-6-3-1—18-12-2
VHS: 1-1-0-0-0—2-5-10
WP: Lang; 5 IP, 5 K
LP: Abby Dugan (0-6); 2 IP, 0 K, 8 R 0 ER, 6 H, 2 BB
Vandalia: Henna, 1-for-2, RBI; Sellers, 1-for-2, run, SB; Britt, 1-for-2; Ehrat, 1-for-2; Taylor Well, 1-for-2; Morgan Whightsil, run.
Record: 4-10

Friday, April 6
Pana 4
Vandalia 2
VHS: 1-0-0-0-0-1-0—2-4-3
PHS: 2-0-0-1-1-0-X—4-10
LP: Tedrick (4-4); 6 IP, 4 K, 4 R, 1 ER, 10 H, 1 BB
Vandalia: Ehrat, 1-for-3, RBI; Sellers, 1-for-3; Tedrick, 1-for-3; Well, 1-for-4; Whightsil, run; Shelby Foster, run.
Record: 4-9 (1-1 SCC)

Wednesday, April 4
Breese Central 10
Vandalia 0
VHS: 0-0-0-0-0-0—0
BC: 3-0-1-0-2-4—10
LP: Dugan (0-5)
Vandalia: Tedrick, 2-for-3; Sellers, 1-for-2, SB; Whightsil, 1-for-2; Britt, 1-for-3; Henna, 1-for-3; Foster, 1-for-3.
Record: 4-8