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April 23, 2014

BNL downs Washington, 11-1

The Washington softball team lost another game Tuesday night, but coach Bret Graber sees signs of improvement that could pay dividends down the road.

The Hatchets have yet to win a game this season, and to an outside observer, the 11-1 loss to Bedford-North Lawrence would seem to be nothing new. Graber, however, sees a team that is improving every day and has shown no signs of quit in his team.

Bedford-North Lawrence scored three runs on three hits in the first inning, which included two RBI singles and a run-scoring groundout. The Hatchets went down without a hit in the bottom of the first, as they did the first full time through the order.

Washington starting pitcher Ashley Elliott went the distance, while allowing 11 runs on 12 hits and struck out three. Meanwhile, the Stars added two more runs in the second on just one hit. Mikala Haag scored from third after a flyball was dropped in the outfield and later in the inning, Kaci Ikerd’s sacrifice fly plated another run to give the Stars’ a 5-0 lead. BNL pushed the lead to 6-0 in the third inning on an RBI groundout from starting pitcher Cassidy Morron.

“Ashley (Elliott) missed a few spots and she’s pitching every game for us now,” Graber said. “We only had one error behind her, so we’re playing pretty good defense and that’s all we can do right now. We just need to do the little things to try to get better.”

After a rocky three innings to start the game, Elliott retired the Stars in order in the fourth and fifth to give the offense a stance to stage a comeback. There would be no comeback, but the Hatchets were able to put up one run on the scoreboard in the bottom of the fourth. Carrie Lane’s two-out RBI single to right field scored Calie Garland, who had doubled earlier in the inning. The fourth was the only inning that Washington was able to have more than one hit in an inning.

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