The Lady Patriots rebounded from the 15-5 whippin' at the hands of Harrisburg last week to pin an 11-3 loss on the Lady Indians from Johnston City.

Emma Austin had far better command of her pitches in the Monday game as she went into the fifth inning before giving way to Cali McCraw, who finished up for Massac.

It was a 1-0 affair into the bottom of the third when Massac put up six big runs. The big hit was a three run bomb to center that freshman Claire Bremer went down and got.

Massac scored once more in the fourth and capped things off with three runs in its last at bat. Austin helped herself at the plate with four hits, including a pair of triples, scoring four times.

Jenna Bunting had three hits with a pair of two baggers and Macy Pierce had two hits and scored a run. Kara Womack doubled home two runs also.

It was a nice combination of pitching, defense, some really heads-up baserunning and timely hitting.

However, Cobden's Lady Appleknockers knocked a little wind out of the ladies sails Tuesday as they hosted Massac County and took a 3-2 non-conference win.

Massac out-hit Cobden 11-5 but left eight runners on base. Massac had a boatload of chances but managed just three hits with runners in scoring position. Kaylee Batha, Macy Pierce and Maddie Jenkins combined for nine of Massac's 11 hits. The duo of Austin and McCraw pitched well enough for a win but the lack of offense did them in. Austin started and went 32/3 innings allowing two earned runs with McCraw going the final 21/3 innings.

A-J is next up for the girls on Thursday at Anna.

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