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Lady Indians Get First PAC-10 Win of the Season

Mackenzie Lederer and Katie Bearn collide as they go after an infield fly ball during play in last Thursday’s home game against Spring-Ford.

        After several weeks of play the Upper Perk softball team came up with win by beating Phoenixville Tuesday afternoon in an away PAC-10 game.

        The lead came quick for the Lady Indians who scored four runs on three hits in the first inning. The Phantoms didn’t help the situation either by contributing to Upper Perk’s success with a pair of errors.
        Hanna Edwards pitched the full seven innings, giving up seven hits, three earned runs with five strikeouts and two walks. Edwards also contributed by going 2-for-4 at bat, two RBI’s and scored a run.
        Casey Umstead and Katie Bearn both went 2-for-5 with two runs scored. Jordan Rowles finished the day by going 2-for-4 with two runs scored. Alyssa Kratz had an RBI and score one run.
        Upper Perk dropped two games last week to remain winless on the season.
        But the Indians’ play wasn’t without merit in last Thursday’s 7-2 loss to Spring-Ford. Despite some fielding mishaps, the Indians did field their share of tough shots both in the diamond and in the outfield. 
        At the plate Casey Umstead went 3-for-3 with a single, double, triple and a walk. Umstead also scored two runs. Taylor Walter was 3-for-4 with an RBI and Katie Bearn had an RBI.
        Upper Perk managed two runs on nine hits, coming back with two runs in the bottom of the third to even up the score at 3. But Spring-Ford went on to continue hitting, scoring three more runs in the fourth and another in the fifth to seal the win.
        Spring-Ford had seven runs on 12 hits.
        In last Wednesday’s game, the Indians fell to Methacton 5-2. 
        Upper Perk’s Casey Umstead was 1-for-2 with a singe, run scored and RBI sacrifice fly. Katie Bearn added an RBI and Heather Smith went 1-for-3 with a run scored.
        Alyssa Kratz was on the mound for the Indians and didn’t issue any free passes, gave up only seven hits for two earned runs.
        At the plate, Upper Perk managed only three hits for two runs with one walk and couldn’t continue scoring after posting one run in the first and one run in the fifth.
        Methacton put up five runs on seven hits behind strong pitching that struck out 12 Indian hitters. Methacton issued only one walk on three hits for two earned runs.
        The 1-7 overall, Lady Indians take up PAC-10 play with a 4 p.m. game at Pottstown Friday.






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