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April 29, 2013

Lady Rams fall to Nashville

MT. VERNON – Nashville's hurlers stymied the Lady Rams offense in a doubleheader sweep Saturday.

Nashville won the opening softball game 8-2 before blanking Mt. Vernon 6-0.The Lady Rams generated three hits in the two games. Nashville starter Maci Ingram fanned 15 batters in the second matchup and allowed just one hit.“I don't think a lot of team have gotten much traction against these guys,” Mt. Vernon coach Lance Boldt said. “They're just a solid, solid team.”Mt. Vernon used four pitchers in the opening game. Lauren Wilson started the contest and threw two innings. Kelby Kujawa along with freshmen Casey Little and Haley Chelf pitched in relief.“Our pitchers did a good job keeping us in the game, and limiting the damage,” Boldt said. “You have to tip your cap to a team like that offensively.”The Mt. Vernon pitchers didn't allow Nashville's potent offense to explode for a big inning, but the Hornettes tacked on runs each inning to build their cushion.Nashville opened up a 5-0 lead before Mt. Vernon got on the scoreboard in the bottom of the third. Rachel Wright opened the inning with a single. Pinch runner Rachel Kirsch stole second and raced home on Page Clinton's double. Clinton eventually came around to score on a ground out to second off the bat of Kujawa. The runs made the score 5-2.“That's the kind of stuff we need,” Boldt said. “Again, I think this is a good day for us because it gets us ready for next week. We have nine games potentially next week and a lot of those are against good, quality teams.”Again, Nashville managed to pad its advantage against the Lady Rams. Nashville scored twice in the fourth, and Shaye Harre made the advantage 8-2 with a solo home run in the sixth.Hannah Wright pitched the second game for the Lady Rams. She thew six and two thirds innings. Wright fanned four batters.“I told her that was one of her better games of the year,” Boldt said. “She really did a good job.”Mt. Vernon managed just one hit on a bunt single from Alexis Stewart in the third inning. She stole second but was stranded when Clinton was retired on a sharp groundout.Ingram opened the game with seven straight strikeouts before Stewart's bunt.Mt. Vernon is 6-10 this season and hosts Herrin today.

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