VAN-FAR ROUNDUP: Burn, Bowling Green perfect in 10-0 loss to Van-Far

By Jeremy Jacob, sportswriter

Megan Graver wasn’t allowing anything from Van-Far on Thursday.

The Bowling Green pitcher struck out 13 Lady Indians to pitch a perfect game in Van-Far’s 10-0 five-inning home loss. Graver struck out the first six batters she faced while her offense gave her seven runs after two innings.

Dalana Gay allowed 10 runs on 11 hits and walked two. Only one of those points was counted as won due to four errors.

Van-Far calms after first, loses 7-1 at Montgomery County

The first two batters announced a good day for Van-Far on Tuesday.

The rest of the game played out differently as the Lady Indians lost 7-1 to Eastern Conference foes Missouri in Montgomery County despite the game’s first two batters ending in simple. Carmen Wilburn and Madelynn Caldwell hit it safe, picking up two of Van-Far’s three hits, and Montgomery County’s Aliviah Fischer hit a brace and drove in three runs on a home run.

Reeve Woodall chose a single to start the second inning. Dalana Gay allowed seven unearned runs on seven hits and five errors by Lady Indian in six innings to counter Maddy Queathem’s eight strikeouts and three hits in seven innings.

In the first inning, Wilburn hit a pop fly and Caldwell blasted his way to base. Mara Jensen went on a double play, but Hailey Lowry’s ground ball was mislined to give Van-Far a 1-0 lead after one set.

The Lady Wildcats (4-10, 1-5 EMO) scored by mistake to tie the score in the third inning ahead of a six-run sixth inning. Two errors kept the door open with two outs in the sixth long enough for Fischer to make it 7-1 with a drive over the center field fence.

Van-Far (3-11, 0-6 EMO) plays Saturday in the Bulldog Invitational Softball tournament on Saturday. The Lady Indians will face Eastern Conference foe Missouri and second seed Elsberry at 10:30 a.m. as the seventh seed.

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