Tuesday, 05 April 2011 11:22
Leader & Times staff report
LIBERAL — The Liberal Lady Redskins had their hands full on Monday evening. Goodland swept Liberal 16-0 and 6-1, and head coach Patt Knott was happy with the way his team responded in game two after such a disheartening loss in the first game of the twin bill.
“The second and third innings we goose-egged them down,” head coach Pat Knott said. “I thought we came out and challenged on the defensive end. We just have to get some more continuity at the plate.”
Jaycee Darroch pitched well in the second game, going all seven innings, striking out one, giving up 10 hits and six runs, five earned.
Liberal had runners in scoring position in every inning, they just couldn’t get them around.
Riley Hay went 2-for-4 and Jai Chapman got the only RBI, knocking in Ramey Petty in the sixth.
Emily Bayouth was 2-for-3 and Chapman 2-for-4.
In the first game, Liberal committed seven errors, “Which pretty much accounted for a lot of their runs,” Knott said.
Goodland scored five runs on two errors in the second inning of the game. Out of Goodland’s 16 runs, eight were earned.
Hay, Chapman, Darroch, Bayouth and Micah Hasik accounted for all of Liberal’s hits in the game.
“We didn’t get around enough and they threw a pitcher that I saw last year that pretty much brought a little bit more than what these youngsters are used to,” Knott said.
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