Class 2A 12th ranked Knightstown (3-0) fended off a furious rally by Monroe Central Saturday to win 9-8.
It was the Lady Bears season opener and nerves may have got the better of MC early as coach Monte Gaddis said, “(We) fell behind early after giving up seven runs in the first two innings to Knightstown on only two hits.”
But the Lady Bears never gave up and outscored Knightstown 8-2 the rest of the way, including a 4-run 7th inning that put them within a run.
The Lady Bears were led in hitting by Lexi Paine and Jocelyn Peckham with 3 hits each. Samantha Roderick, Jordyn Barga, and Cassi Buis each added 2 hits.
It will be a busy week as MC hosts Cowan (0-2) on Tuesday then travels to Yorktown (2-1) on Thursday. Saturday the varsity and JV will host county rival Winchester (0-0).