It was another tough day for the Western Boone Stars softball team Monday afternoon, March 26, against Zionsville.
Zionsville broke open a close game with five runs in the third inning and cruised to a 10-3 win.
“It was nice to see the girls come out with some spark,” Zionsville head coach Lori Esparza said. “They were aggressive from the start and were executing some of the stuff we have been working on.”
For Western Boone, it was another tough loss to a Hoosier Crossroads Conference opponent.
The Stars opened the season with three contests against the 4A schools, being out-scored 29-9 in the games. Head coach Todd Clark said that they haven’t played that poorly, they just have made some mental and physical errors at the wrong time.
“We played pretty well overall,” Clark said. “Again we had some mental stuff — let them take extra bases when we shouldn’t have and had a few errors — and that hurt us. We hit the ball pretty well for the most part too.
“We are using these games to find things we need to work on — work on fundamentals and position stuff. We want to get the focus back on what we do best, which is defense.”
Kalene Davis put the Eagles up 1-0 in the top of the second inning with a solo home run to center. Zionsville survived a bases-loaded, one-out situation in the bottom half of the inning and then broke it open in the third.
Bethie Sum singled and scored on a double by Sarah Lawrence. Bri Wagner drove home Lawrence and she moved up to second on a single by Kenzie Anderson.
After a walk to Davis loaded the bases, Wagner scored on a wild pitch and Anderson scored when Meghan Brooks reached on an error.