West Hancock softball wears out in regional matchup

Madison Eisenman tosses the ball to Riley Hiscocks in West Hancock's regional game in Rockford on July 8. 
Curran McLaughlin | The Leader


            The West Hancock softball team was on the losing side of a war of attrition on July 8.

            The Eagles played against Rockford on the road, losing 1-11.

            The game had started off scoreless for the first two innings.

            Rockford opened up the scoring with two runs in the third inning.

            West Hancock responded with a single run in the top of the fourth when Carlee Bruns hit a double to allow Kennedy Kelly to score.

            There the team found themselves on base a couple of times through the rest of the game but unable to find home to stay afloat.

            “[it] was just trying to string things together when we had to,” coach Ethan Weiss said.

            Rockford would continue to score including a big six-run inning to end the game in the sixth by mercy rule.

Read the complete story in the July 17 Leader.