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Lady Warriors trying to keep head above water

Indian Land's Jacquelyn Delaune slaps a hit during the Lady Warriors' game against Clover. Indian Land won easily against its 1A opponents, but struggled against 4A Clover.
Indian Land's Jacquelyn Delaune slaps a hit during the Lady Warriors' game against Clover. Indian Land won easily against its 1A opponents, but struggled against 4A Clover.

The ebb and flow of the softball season has been just that for the Indian Land Lady Warriors.

One minute they are blowing out the competition, and the next they are struggling to stay above .500.

In the two games it played last week, Indian Land blew out North Central 18-3, but then came back the next day and lost to a 4A Clover squad 12-2.

The Clover loss was a hard one to swallow for the Lady Warriors considering earlier in the season, they lost 1-0 to the same squad.

This time around it was a different story.

Clover scored 12 runs on 12 hits and was aided by five Indian Land errors, despite making five of its own. The loss put Indian Land at 9-8 on the year.

The Lady Warriors stared senior Kimber Coley, who lasted just two innings, and gave up six runs on six hits, while walking just one and striking out five.

Clover scored a run in the top of the first, but then broke the game open, scoring five runs in the top of the second, and just chipped away at the Lady Warriors for the rest of the game.

Indian Land didn't get anything going until the bottom of the fourth inning when eighth-graders Kelsey Young and Haley Vachon, filling in at catcher for an injured Beth Martin, and senior Jacquelyn Delaune all singled. Delaune's single scored freshman Alex Greenawalt, who reached on an error.

Clover added three more runs in the top of the fifth to make it 12-1. One bright spot for Indian Land occurred in the bottom of the inning, when junior Kristin Campbell led off with a solo home run.

Against North Central, the Lady Warriors had 11 hits in the blowout win. Sophomore Paige Brugh went 4-5 with six RBIs and hit for the cycle. Eighth-grader Katie Jowers went 2-4 with four RBIs including a triple and Campbell went 3-3 with an RBI.

Upcoming games

• April 14 vs. Weddington,

6 p.m.

• April 15 vs. Lewisville,

5:30 p.m.

• April 16 vs. Great Falls, 5:30 p.m.

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