Lady Trojans drop softball double header at Clay Center

CLAY CENTER – The Beloit Lady Trojans saw their season record slip to 2-4 on Tuesday after being swept in double-header action on the road against the Clay Center Lady Tigers. Both teams were strong on the mound on Tuesday, but Clay Center was just a little more effective at the plate and on the base paths in game one despite being outhit by Beloit 7-6.

Clay Center picked up the 3-1 victory in the first game, andiron game two by a 14-6 final score.

Darby Odle started game one at the mound as she lasted six innings, allowing six hits and three runs while striking out five and walking one. Edwards was credited with the victory for Clay Center. She went seven innings, allowing one run on seven hits.

Of those seven hits, Breezy Schroeder and Jess Meier each had two for the Lady Trojans. Clay Center had a 3-0 lead going into the top of the seventh after scoring one in the third and two in the fifth. Beloit got their lone run of the game plated in the sixth when Jess Meier hit a one out double and later scored on a single by Karson Brown.

Game two

In game two, Clay Center jumped out early and never looked back. They got two in the first, four in the second, three in the third and four in the fourth. Beloit managed a run in the second, third and fourth innings. They put up three on the Lady Tigers in the fifth, but they were already trailing 13-3 before that three-run outburst. Brown and Paige Goddard picked up RBI for Beloit in that three-run fifth.

Goddard took the loss for Beloit allowing nine hits and six runs over two innings. She struck out three and walked none. Ferguson picked up the victory for Clay Center. She scattered 11 hits for six runs of six and two-thirds innings while collected four strikeouts.

Beloit got multiple hits from Schroeder, Goddard, Odle, and Meier in the game. Edwards was the star at the plate for Clay Center in the game going 4-5. The Lady Trojans was back in action on Thursday with a double header scheduled in Salina against Sacred Heart. Find full coverage of the boys and girls games in Monday’s edition of the Beloit Call.

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