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SOFTBALL: Athenians suffer setback, swept by Stars

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It looked as if the Crawfordsville softball team was close to turning a corner. Now after dropping back-to-back Sagamore Conference games against Western Boone, including a 21-3 loss on Wednesday, Coach Kevin Kellerman now sees his team going in the wrong direction. 

“As a team we took a step back tonight,” Kellerman said. “There are still some pretty simple things that we are failing to do this late in the year like catching the ball, knowing where to throw the ball, stuff like that makes the game much harder when you can’t do that.”

Crawfordsville (0-19 0-9 SAC) committed six errors in the loss Thursday. Western Boone hammered the ball from the get-go tallying 22 total hits and hitting three home runs. The top four hitters in the lineup for the Stars each had four hits. In the two games against Western Boone, the Athenians were outscored 32-3. 

“Those errors is what allowed them to get that big inning going,” Kellerman said. “I’ll give credit to Kaylie Miller who was on the mound tonight. I’ve challenged as of late to not walk as many batters and in her last two games she hasn’t walked a single one. Girls like Allyson Barton and Olivia Reed are continuing to play their tails off and I know they’re not happy with results like tonight.” 

Barton led the way with two hits for the Athenians. Reed, Halle Elliot, Briley Dillon, and Kaylie Miller each recorded a single hit. 

Crawfordsville is off until Monday when they host Lafayette Central Catholic before a county showdown with North Montgomery on Tuesday and Wednesday. 

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