The Chariton 9th grade softball team played a doubleheader against Ottumwa at the Eddyville tournament June 16. The Chariton freshman girls lost the first game 30-0 and the second game 12-2.

“I saw some really good things in both games, but there are still some things we need to work on. Once we put the ball in play consistently, then good things will happen,” Chariton 9th grade softball coach Tanna Seuferer said.

Ottumwa 3 Chariton 0

In the first game, Ottumwa scored two runs in the second inning to go up 2-0 and they added one more run in the fourth. Chariton had one hit in this game and committed three errors while Ottumwa had three hits and committed one error. Chariton left four runners on base and Ottumwa left five.

Layne Braby pitched the whole game for Chariton and pitched well in defeat. In four innings she gave up three runs, one earned, on three hits while striking out four and walking one. She also hit one batter with a pitch.

Addie McGee had Chariton’s only hit going 1-2 with a single and a stolen base. Tayah Spiker went 0-3 and Abby Doran went 0-2. Braby went 0-1 with a walk. Mckenzie Snook went 0-2 with two stolen bases and she reached base on error once.

Jessica Metzger went 0-1 with a sacrifice. Peyton Ruble went 0-2 and Heidi Ballard went 0-2. Shannon Alexander drew two walks.

Ottumwa 12 Chariton 2

In this game Chariton jumped out to a 2-0 lead with two runs in the first inning. Ottumwa scored four runs in the second and six in the third to take a commanding 10-2 lead. The Bulldogs added two more runs in the fourth.

Read the June 23, 2020 edition of the Chariton Leader/Herald-Patriot for the rest of the story.

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