VANDALIA – Having only eight players for each team last Thursday didn’t stop the Lady Vandals and the softball alumni from contesting their final doubleheader of the summer.
High school coach Brian Buscher played left field for the Lady Vandals, and Rich Well filled in defensively as needed for the alumni as the Lady Vandals secured 10-6 and 11-8 wins.
Eight errors by the alumni in game one helped push the Lady Vandals to victory, as they collected just four hits – including two by Kadi Metzger and an RBI double by Taylor Well.
Well scored three times, and Lindsay Dagen was 1-for-3, with two runs. Jessica Sullens secured the game-winning RBI with a fielder’s choice in the bottom of the second.
•Jeni Boyd reaches on a fielding error; Amanda Walton scores, 0-1
•Amy Walton hits a sacrifice fly to center; Boyd scores, 0-2
•Taylor Well doubles to center; Brandy Protz scores, 1-2
•Katie Wagner reaches on a fielding error; Well and Kadi Metzger score, 3-2
•Well reaches on an error; Jessica Sullens scored, 4-2
•Well scores on a fielding error, 5-2
•Lindsay Dagen hits into a fielder’s choice; Metzger scores, 6-2
•Wagner hit by a pitch; Dagen scores, 7-2
•Whitney Schaal walks; Hannah Edgar scores, 7-3
•Well scores on a fielding error, 8-3
•Dagen scores on a fielding error, 9-3
•Sarah Bigelow scores on a fielding error, 10-3
•Amanda Walton doubles to center; Caitlin Alverson scores, 10-4
•Boyd doubles to right-center; Amanda Walton scores, 10-5
•Edgar singles to left; Boyd scores, 10-6
WP: Protz; 4 IP, 0 K
LP: Childers; 3 IP, 3 K
Lady Vandals: Metzger, 2-for-3, 2 runs, SB; Well, 1-for-3, 2B, 2 RBI, 3 runs; Dagen, 1-for-3, 2 runs; Sullens, RBI, run, SB, BB; Wagner, 2 RBI, HBP; Bigelow, run, SB, BB; Protz, run.
Alumni: Boyd, 2-for-3, 2B, RBI, 2 runs; Amanda Walton, 1-for-2, 2B, RBI, 2 runs, SB, BB; Edgar, 1-for-2, RBI, run, BB; Alverson, 1-for-2, run, SB; Paige Ehrat, 1-for-2, SB, sac bunt; Schaal, 1-for-2, RBI, BB; Amy Walton, RBI, sac fly.