NEW ALBANY, Ind. – The SMWC softball team (0-4) played hard but was unable to get much of an offensive threat going against Indiana University-Southeast (13-2-1) this afternoon. The Pomeroys find themselves in unfamiliar waters after starting the season 0-4 for the first time in at least the past seven seasons. They'll have a couple of weeks to turn things around before their next games against Lawrence Technical Institute on March 20.
Game #03 | vs. Indiana University-Southeast | L 3-4
Starter Katelynn Kennedy struggled in the first couple of innings, surrendering four total runs before the Pomeroys started clawing their way back. Kennedy helped herself with a single through the gap at shortstop to score two in the 3rd inning. A wild pitch in the 5th scored Camryn Scott to cut the Grenadier lead to one, but the Pomeroys couldn't mount any more offense to fall 4-3.
Game #04 | vs. Indiana University-Southeast | L 3-5
The game would be tied 1-1 going into the bottom of the 2nd when a triple to left field would plate two runs for IU-Southeast and give them a 3-1 lead. They would tack on two more runs in the third to pad their lead to 5-1 and were able to hold SMWC until the 7th inning when the Woods attempted a comeback. Despite adding a couple runs themselves, the Pomeroys would fall in game two 5-3.
At the Plate | Player of the Game
The Game #03 "Player of the Game" was: Katelynn Kennedy. Going 1-3 at the plate with a single in the 3rd inning which scored two runs helped get the Pomeroys into striking range.
The Game #04 "Player of the Game" was: Mackenzie Schermann. Her relief effort in the 4th inning gave the Pomeroys three innings of solid pitching. Allowing just 1 hit, 1 walk, and striking out 1 in her second collegiate outing gives her a season line of 4.2 IP, H, BB, 3 SO, 0 R.
On the Rubber
#7 Katelynn Kennedy (0-2) | 6.0 IP, 8 H, 2 ER, 4 SO
#8 Brooke Coffing (0-2) | 3.0 IP, 9 H, 5 ER, BB, SO
#23 Mackenzie Schermann | 3.0 IP, H, BB, SO
Say What? | Head Coach Todd McIntyre
On what were some of the things tonight that made him proud despite the losses…
"I'm proud of the way the team fought through adversity and showed great energy. Until the final pitch of both contests, the team was encouraging and positive. Obviously, two losses are never what we want to leave a field with. However, I am excited to see the team's energy and fight to turn the season around moving forward."
Who's on Deck?
The Pomeroys will take a couple of weeks off before traveling to Rio Grande, Ohio to play the University of Rio Grande and Lawrence Technological Institute on March 20th and 21st.
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