BY: KASEY RICHARDSON
Sports Editor, Perry County News
LEOPOLD – The Marksmen and Commodores competed against each other for their backyard rivalry game as the Tell City defeated Perry Central with a final score of 10-1 in six innings played.
“The girls played a great game. Their defense and hitting was on tonight, said Tell City’s coach Maggie Schuetter.
She added, “They worked hard this week and really wanted this win. Justice Kuster pitched a great game and our base running was spot on. I am very pleased with the girls attitude and effort tonight.”
Marksmen pitcher Justice Kuster started on the mound and pitched a complete game with 39 thrown strikes and 6 strikeouts thrown in the game.
Olivia Hauser touched the rubber for the Commodores and was relieved by Jaelynn Etienne in the third inning.
Karissa Gayer was the leading batter for the Commodores finishing at 2 for 2 for the game.
McCoy recorded an RBI for the Commodores in the rival match.
Ava Hilgenhold was the leader in batting with 3 RBIs recorded and went 2 for 4 at the plate.
Kuster also had a hot night at the plate going 3 for 4 with 3 RBIs in the contest.
Errors played a key component in the game as the Commodores had a total of 8 in the game.
The Marksmen capitalized and was hitting on all cylinders offensively. The Marksmen tact on 4 scores in the third inning and brought in 5 runners in the fifth inning.
“We struggled on defense with 8 errors and we did not hit the ball well or consistently, which made it a long night for us.” said Commodore softball coach Mark Rothgerber.
Tell City has been all set to face off against Tecumseh on the road at 4:30 p.m. on Monday.
On Wednesday, the Commodores are all matched up to go against Lanesville at 4:30 p.m. (Both games are on Perry County time).