Lebanon beats up on Hartville and Cuba

LCR photo/Alex Boyer
The Lebanon High School softball team defeated Hartville 10-0 last Friday afternoon at the Lebanon Softball Complex and defeated the Cuba Wildcats on the road on Monday evening, 18-6. Above is freshman first baseman Taylor Rodden catching a pop fly against the Hartvile Eagles last Friday.

By: 
ALEX BOYER ALEX@LACLEDERECORD.COM

The Lebanon High School softball team got back to their winning ways, dominating the Hartville Eagles last Friday 10-0 at the Lebanon Softball Complex.

After a tough loss to the Willard Tigers last week, it was much needed for Lebanon (3-1 overall) to pick up a win over a young and inexperienced Lady Eagles team.

“We played a very solid game against Hartville,” head coach Stan Crum said about his teams' performance. “Defensively we did not commit any errors and saw some real gems in the field. Offensively we had three girls with two hits and eight girls had at least one hit.”

The ‘Jackets were led in the circle by No. 1 pitcher Nicole Truitt. A junior, Truitt went for a complete game shutout just a few days after being walloped by a talented Willard team.

“Nicole was brilliant in the game,” Crum mentioned. “She only threw 46 pitches in the two-hit shutout.
“She (Pruitt) has great control, and when she is able to change speeds, she can be very effective.”

On Monday, the ‘Jackets traveled to Cuba where they defeated the Class 2A Wildcats by a score of 18-6.

For Lebanon, sophomore pitcher Katie Schneider recorded the win and freshman Reagan McCowan launched a grand slam in the victory for her second home run of the year.

Freshmen Taylor Rodden and Cailyn Wilbanks and sophomore McKenzie Lowrance each recorded three hits in the victory.

For the complete article, see Wednesday’s print edition of The County Record, or view http://digital.laclederecord.com/ online.

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