Softball: Indiana stays on a roll
Indiana has looked like a different squad since dropping a section game to Kittanning on April 11.
Indiana broke the .500 mark for the first time this year and secured its fourth straight victory by edging Knoch, 4-3, in a WPIAL Section 5-AAA softball game Tuesday in Saxonburg.
Indiana (6-5, 3-5 section) has prevailed in five of six games since falling to Kittanning. The Indians play host to Highlands on Thursday.
“We had a little bit of a slow start to the year, but we’re starting to put it together as far as hitting and pitching and finishing games,” Indiana coach Harold Wilson said.
With the game knotted 3-3, Indiana’s Kaitlyn Palmer stroked a leadoff double to set up the eventual game-winning run. Two batters later, Adrian Smith lined a base hit to right-center field that scored Palmer, giving Indiana the lead for good.
Palmer finished 2-for-4 with two runs scored, and Sarah Freehling went 2-for-3. Smith also singled twice and drove in three runs.
Smith struck out three, walked one and allowed six hits in a complete-game win.