By Rob Hamilton
Mount Gilead opened their softball season by falling 8-5 to East Knox on Monday.
The Indians got a three-hit performance from McKenzie Bump, while Madison Noble and Lacie Baldwin added two apiece. Noble and Hailey Dean drove in two runs each in the contest.
On the mound, Noble pitched a complete game, striking out four and walking two, while surrendering 10 hits.
Danville couldn’t keep Highland off the scoreboard, as the Scots won by a 17-2 margin on Monday in their softball season opener.
The Scots got a triple and two singles from Savannah Fitzpatrick in the game, while Mattie Ruehrmund added a triple. Highland finished with nine total hits and also drew eight walks, including two each from Kaitlyn Carney and Haven Farson.
Lucy Smith earned the five-inning win, striking out two and walking two, while giving up four hits.
Northmor was upended 12-4 by Fredericktown Monday night in their season-opening softball game.
The Knights led 1-0 after the opening from, but the Freddies rallied to take a 6-1 advantage going into the bottom of the third. Northmor picked up three runs in their half of the inning, but would not score the rest of the way. Meanwhile, Fredericktown tallied two in the fourth and four in the seventh to pull away.
Megan Adkins tallied a pair of hits to lead Northmor. On the mound, Adkins and Maddie Hoverland combined to strike out three, walk seven and give up 14 hits.
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