By Will Willems Sports Editor
Zionsville Times Sentinel
---- — It was a tough week for the Zionsville softball team. After losing to Cardinal Ritter and Southport, the Lady Eagles saw a late lead slip away on Thursday, April 10 in a 7-4 loss to Western Boone. Zionsville's record is now 1-4. Head coach Lori Esparza said despite the losses, her team is getting better. “We have a lot of young kids and they are making strides every inning,” Zionsville head coach Lori Esparza said. “They aren’t maybe as big as they are hoping for each game, but we are making baby steps in the right direction.” Western Boone scored in the top of the first inning. Lydia Climer was hit by a pitch and Savannah Bealmear singled to put two-on with no outs. Taylor Vanderpool hit a grounder and the Eagles tried to get Climer at third, but she slid in safely before the throw got there. Paige Poole followed with a walk that forced in Climer to make it 1-0. Neither team did anything in the next two innings. After holding the Eagles scoreless in the top of the fourth, the Stars added to their lead. Casey Clanton singled with one out. Bridget Wiley and Julia Hole followed with walks that loaded the bases. Climer and Bealmear followed with back-to-back fielders choices to that scored runners to make it 3-0. Zionsville was able to breakthrough in the next half inning after a Stars’ miscue. For more of this story, read the April 16 edition of the Times Sentinel.