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Lack of Scoring Hurts Liberty

By Ted Waddell
LIBERTY — April 18, 2000 -- Despite a lot of effort on the mound and five hits in Friday’s Orange County League (OCL) National Conference Division II softball game, the home team Lady Indians (0–2, 0–2 OCL) were defeated 4-0 by the Lady Hambletonians of Chester (1–3, 1–1 OCL). The win was the first of the season for the Lady Hambletonians.
While freshman pitcher Katie Yaun doesn’t cast a very long shadow from the mound, she heated up the afternoon with spurts of fire across the plate. Although her teammates need to work on their base running skills, the Lady Indians recorded five hits. Scoring singles were: Ashley Harris, Marissa Rivera, Carly Sklar, Meredith Symanski and Katie Yaun.
The scoring was all Chester, as Meg Hipsman crossed the plate in the fourth inning, Jamie More in the following frame and in the sixth it was Michelle Kraese and Hipsman.
“My girls played with a lot of heart,” said Lady Hambletonians coach Ned Roebuck. “They made very few errors, and that’s a drastic improvement for us.”
According to Liberty co-coach John Wilhelm, his team played “pretty well overall… the only difference was we didn’t score any runs, and that’s been our story since the start of the season.
“Katie Yaun pitched a complete game,” added Wilhelm. “She’s only a freshman, so that gives us something to look forward to this year.”
Taking to the field this season on the Lady Indians varsity softball team are freshmen Andrea TerBush and Katie Yaun; sophomore Michelle Olson; juniors Jacquelynn LaBagh, Michelle Maxwell, Marissa Rivera and Tiffany Teichs; and seniors Ashley Harris, Kerry Noetzel, Jessica Perno, Carly Sklar and Meredith Symanski.
Sharing the pitching duties will be Yaun, Olson and LaBagh.


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