Game two wasn’t much better for the Lady Pioneers, as they fell behind early and often to the DeKalb County Tigerettes on their way to an 11-0 softball loss Friday night.
The Lady Pioneer bats, and untimely errors, continued to be a problem in game two, as they only had three players get a hit. With the loss in game two, the Lady Pioneers record fell to 6-3 on the season and 0-3 at home.
Ashton Whiles suffered the loss on the mound for the Lady Pioneers, as she gave up eight runs in two innings.
The Tigerettes didn’t waste any time in the top of the first, scoring four runs and grabbing the momentum, 4-0. The Lady Pioneers didn’t have an answer for the Tigerettes in the bottom of the inning, continuing to trail, 4-0, after one.
DeKalb continued to get runners on base, thanks to errors by the Lady Pioneers and precision hitting, to add four more runs to their lead, 8-0.
After the Lady Pioneer bats continued to stall in the bottom of the inning, Whiles was pulled from the mound and replaced by Maddie Cantrell.
The Tigerettes started the top of the third with two singles and later scored two more runs, to put the game out of reach, 10-0. The Lady Pioneers still had a goose egg on the board in the bottom of the inning and that didn’t change, failing to take away any momentum or score any runs, 10-0.
DeKalb County added an insurance run in the top of the fifth, 11-0. The Lady Pioneers had life in the bottom of the inning, thanks to an Emily Mikkola double with one out. The rally was short lived after the Lady Pioneers suffered two quick outs, to ultimately lose the game and suffer the sweep of the doubleheader to the Tigerettes, 11-0.
The Lady Pioneers will be back on the diamond tomorrow as they play host to Oakland and look to get back to their winning ways. First pitch is set for 5 p.m.