Pioneer’s softball team defeated Winamac 6-2 Monday in a Midwest Conference softball game at Herk Hoffman Field.
Megan Smith had three hits including a double and two runs scored for the Panthers (5-5, 1-1 MWC). The Panthers’ starting shortstop and leadoff hitter recently returned after missing four games with a knee injury.
Katie Bingaman got the win on the mound and added two hits, an RBI and two runs scored at the plate.
Smith and Bingaman each reached base in all four plate appearances for the Panthers.
Bingaman allowed two runs (one earned) on six hits, striking out seven.
“We had a really good game defensively with only one error. Our pitcher only had one walk so we gave ourselves a chance,” PHS coach John Bingaman said. “It’s always good to get a conference win against a team that is usually in the upper echelon of the conference.”
April Wheeldon added an RBI single for Pioneer. Kayte Miller and Kirsten Zarse each had a base hit and run scored.
The Warriors (2-4, 0-1) committed six errors in the loss.
Bethany Brogdon allowed six runs (two earned) on eight hits and five walks, striking out four.
“We still have some things to shore up on the defensive end. That got us a little tonight,” Winamac coach Jenni Belcher said. “[Brogdon] pitched well. She’s been pitching well for us.”
Brogdon had a double and Gabby Behny went 2-for-3 with an RBI to lead the Warriors at the plate.
“I thought we made better contact as the game went on,” Belcher said. “We had some opportunities in the later innings with runners on first and second in the sixth and seventh innings and we couldn’t get the hit to score them.”
Cass 5, Kokomo 4
Alexa Humerickhouse went 2-for-2 with a home run, double and four RBIs to lead the Kings to a win at Kokomo.