12-run inning lifts Senators past PC

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By Larry Goffinet

CAMPBELLSBURG - Trailing 9-4, West Washington erupted for 12 runs in the fourth inning to beat Perry Central 16-12 in PLAC girls softball Wednesday.

The Senators had only four hits that inning but also took advantage of a hit batsman and five Perry Central errors that inning - most of them on throws.

"We just handed this one away," said Perry Central Coach Greg Gibson. "Our throwing mechanics have to get better.

"We're young and we got rattled, and for whatever reason we couldn't turn off the scoring."

Gibson noted the Commodores have improved on offense, though.

"I told the girls, 'At least we scored 12 runs, and at the beginning of the season we would have killed for 12 runs.'" (The Commodores were shut out their first three games of the season.)

Emily Tempel went 2 for 4 and drove in three runs to lead Perry Central's nine-hit attack. Tara Claise went 2 for 3 plus two walks.

Abby Preher, in her first game back from a wrist injury, pitched a complete game for the Commodores. She walked four and struck out three. Eleven of the runs against her were unearned.

Perry Central fell to 0-10 overall and 0-3 in the PLAC. West Washington improved to 2-2 in the conference with its third win overall.

Perry Central will visit Springs Valley for another PLAC game today at 5 p.m.


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Perry Central 404 101 2 - 12 9 7

W. Washington 301 (12)00 x - 16 12 2

Preher and Schaad; Rosenbaum and Poe. W-Rosenbaum. L-Preher (0-4).