Hallsville’s Lady Indians softball team put a shutout in the win column the evening of Wednesday, September 25 with 7-0 win over the visiting North Callaway Lady Thunderbirds. They left the diamond with an 8-5 record.
“You always hope for it,” said Ryan Crane, Lady Indians head coach, “but North Callaway’s a solid team they have some good hitters, so to shut out them is a pretty good feat. That tells you our pitchers and catchers were on their game.”
Emma Littrell started and pitched six innings for Hallsville, Avery Oetting closed.
Coach Maria McKee of the 7-8 Lady Thunderbirds said her team’s failure to adjust to Littrell’s pitching made the difference in the game. “We failed to adjust and kept doing the same things over and over at every at-bat… When you keep doing that you’re going to get the same results.”
She said Hallsville’s pitching was no surprise. “She was throwing a lot of offspeed, working the outside. She had good spin, when you won’t adjust, that’s what happens. They’re always scrappy. They’re not somebody you overlook, ever.”
For more, see next week’s edition of the Centralia Fireside Guard.