Indian softball bats down Patriots

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PASCO - Touchet's bats were alive in two five-inning softball wins over Tri-Cities Prep Wednesday afternoons.

The Indians swept through, winning 17-1 and 11-0.

"We hit the ball a lot better (Wednesday) than we did the day before (in 6-1 and 7-2 losses to Dayton)," said Indians coach Gary Dorman. "It was just night and day, the difference in the two outings."

Touchet batters compiled 37 hits on the day.

"Everybody put the bat on the ball real well," Dorman said. "They weren't weak hits. They were all line drives and hard grounders."

Nicole Brown pitched the complete first game for the Indians, allowing the Patriots four hits and one run in the bottom of the fourth.

"She pitched a great game and moved the ball around well, and we played a little better defense then we did the day before," Dorman said.

The Indians made eight errors in two games Tuesday; Wednesday, they had just two.

Makayla Bishop pitched the first four innings of the shutout second game, relieved in the fifth by Harlie Schafer. The pair combined to allow two hits. Both the pitchers are freshmen and Dorman was pleased with their effort.

"It's a learning process and they're doing a great job," he said.

The reprieve from winter weather also aided the Indians.

"It was beautiful weather and it was nice to play when we weren't real cold," he said.

The Indians are 3-2 overall. They head to Liberty Christian for a Tuesday doubleheader then they're off for spring break.

Touchet 17, Tri-Cities Prep 1

Touchet 623 42 - 17 19 2

TCP 000 10 - 1 4 4

Brown and Sewell. Nunez and Hoppes.

HR - none.

Hits - Touchet: Jasperson 2, Kentch 2, Warner 2, Brown 2, Sewell 3, Bishop, Cardwell, Schafer, Creek 3, Guiterrez, Cheshire. TCP - Spindola, Nunez, Noble, Clien.

Touchet 11, TCP 0

Touchet 531 20 - 11 16 0

TCP 000 00 - 0 2 3

Bishop, Schafer (5) and Sewell. Nunez and Hoppes.

HR - none.

Hits - Touchet: Jasperson, Kentch 2, Warner 3, Creek, Sewell 2, Bishop 2, Morris 2, Sasser, Schafer 2. TCP: Spindola, Nunez.

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