The Eisenhower girls' softball team lost 15-0 in four innings at home on Monday in a Region 5 match-up with the Titusville Rockets.
The game was scoreless through the first inning, and the Rockets only had a two-run lead after the second, but nine runs in the third put the game out of reach for the Lady Knights.
Defensively, Ike allowed 16 hits in 27 at bats. Eisenhower freshman Jocelyn Courtney pitched most of the four innings. She was relieved for the final outs by junior Haylie Birt. Courtney was the only Knight to record an extra base hit with a double.
Times Observer photo by Toby Keller
In scoring position
Eisenhower senior Brooke Stanton awaits a pitch with junior Haylie Birt waiting at third in a 15-0 loss to Titusville on Monday. Eisenhower plays Tuesday at Youngsville.
For the Rockets, Clark recorded a home run in the third inning. Zortman hit a triple in the fourth, while Bowser and Neely both had doubles.
"We had two great innings," said Eisenhower coach R.J. Williams. "We came out to play. Then they got on our pitching, but we really didn't give them any gifts. They worked for it all. After our first game against them, I thought we could come out and handle it."
In the first meeting between the schools, the Knights scored two runs, in a 10-2 loss.
"The record doesn't show it, and today's score doesn't show it, but there has been constant improvement," said Williams. "We're gaining confidence. Things weren't stellar today, but we didn't have many errors, and hopefully this gets us fired up for tomorrow."
Ike (1-7, 0-6) travels to Youngsville on Tuesday, looking to improve their 1-7 record for the year. They will travel to Franklin on Thursday.
EISENHOWER (0): ab-h-r; Wagner, 3b, 3-0-0, Barnett, 2b, 2-0-0, Birt, ss, 1-1-0, Courtney, p, 2-1-0, Stanton, c, 2-1-0, Trumbell, cf, 2-0-0, Coons, 1b, 2-0-0, Schutt, rf, 1-0-0, Zortman, lf, 1-0-0. Totals 15-3-0,
TITUSVILLE (15): Vandervort, cf, 3-2-3, Johnson, 2b, 3-1-0, Bowser, 1b, 4-3-1, Clark, 3b, 4-2-2, Donavon, c, 3-2-2, Neely, ss, 3-2-2, Deeter, p, 2-2-2, Foltz, rf, 3-1-1, Galmish, lf, 2-1-1. Totals 27-16-15.
Eisenhower: 000 0 - 0 3 4
Titusville: 029 4 - 15 16 0
2b: Bowser (T), Neely (T), Courtney (E). 3b: Vandervort (T). Hr: Clark (T). WP- Deeter, LP- Courtney.