Vandalia struggles in busy stretch of games

Despite soggy conditions, Vandalia made the trip to Teutopolis for a makeup game on Monday, but the Lady Shoes came away with a 10-0 victory in five innings.

Vandalia’s offense struggled against Madison Cowman, who struck five and allowed two hits. Sophomore Karlie Bright led off the game with a double, and senior Megan Godoyo doubled to lead off the fourth for the Lady Vandals (5-11).

Senior Brandy Protz walked in the second, and freshman Sarah Bigelow reached on an error in the third for Vandalia’s only other base runner.

Monday, April 21
Teutopolis 10
Vandalia 0
V: 0-0-0-0-0—0-2-6
T: 1-0-4-4-1—10-7-1
WP: Cowman; 5 IP, 5 K
LP: Godoyo (4-10); 4 1/3 IP, 5 K
Lady Vandals: Bright, 1-for-2, 2B; Godoyo, 1-for-2, 2B; Protz, BB.
Record: 5-11

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Six late runs allowed Staunton to sneak by the Lady Vandals in last Friday’s South Central Conference matchup.

Of those runs, just two were earned as Vandalia committed three errors in the final two innings of Staunton’s 6-5 victory.

The Lady Vandals (4-9, 1-1 SCC) scored five times in the third inning to break a scoreless tie, with two runs scoring on errors before senior Megan Godoyo brought home two with a double and senior Taylor Well brought home another with a triple.

Sophomore Karlie Bright had her third career two-hit game, and she has scored in all but one of the eight games in which she has recorded a hit.

Friday, April 18
Staunton 6
Vandalia 5
V: 0-0-5-0-0-0-0—5-5-5
S: 0-0-0-0-2-4-X—6-5-3
LP: Godoyo (4-8)
Lady Vandals: Bright, 2-for-4, run; Godoyo, 1-for-3, 2B, 2 RBI, run; Well, 1-for-3, 3B, RBI; Molly Kern, 1-for-3; Lindsay Dagen, run; Brandy Protz, run; Kylie Sellers, run.
Record: 4-9

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VANDALIA – The Lady Vandals struck out eight times in being no-hit by Madison Boone last Thursday in a five-inning, 10-0 loss to Shelbyville.

Six walks allowed Vandalia to get runners on base in all five innings, including a runner in scoring position in the last four, but Boone ended each inning with a strikeout.

Maddie Holland ensured the game would end after five innings by lifting a three-run home run to left-center in the top of the fifth.

Senior Megan Godoyo had her nine-game hitting streak snapped, and also took the loss, allowing seven earned runs on five hits and four walks, while striking out three for Vandalia (4-8).

Thursday, April 17
Shelbyville 10
Vandalia 0
S: 0-1-0-5-4—10-5-2
V: 0-0-0-0-0—0-0-1
WP: Boone; 5 IP, 8 K
LP: Godoyo (4-7); 5 IP, 3 K
Lady Vandals: Kylie Sellers, BB, sac bunt; Madison Click, BB, sac bunt; Karlie Bright, BB; Lindsay Dagen, BB; Gracie Morrison, BB; Taylor Well, BB.
Record: 4-8

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VANDALIA – Senior Kylie Sellers snapped the second four-game hitless streak of her career with a fourth-inning single last Wednesday, but the Lady Vandals generated just two additional hits in a 15-2 loss to Centralia.

The Orphan Annies dominated from the start, scoring 13 runs in the first three innings, while holding Vandalia (4-7) to one hit, a single by senior Megan Godoyo.

Sellers reached on an error in the fourth inning, and scored on a fielder’s choice by Godoyo for Vandalia’s first run, and Sellers drove home senior Brandy Protz, who walked, in the fifth inning.

Wednesday, April 16
Centralia 15
Vandalia 2
C: 4-5-4-1-1—15-12-3
V: 0-0-0-1-1—2-3-8
LP: Godoyo (4-6); 5 IP, 3 K
Lady Vandals: Sellers, 1-for-3, RBI, run, SB; Godoyo, 1-for-3, RBI; Taylor Well, 1-for-2.
Record: 4-7

Vandalia freshman Molly Kern swings at a pitch during last Wednesday’s loss to Centralia.

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