Lady Birds Lose Games to Highland and Clark County

Diane Mayes looks to throw the ball during the game against Clark County on Thursday, October 4, at Kahoka. Photo by Hometown Journal

The South Shelby Lady Birds traveled to Highland on Tuesday, October 2, and lost 4-1 in seven innings.
Both teams were held to four hits each, but one of Highland’s hits was a homerun in the bottom of the fourth inning. Highland led 4-0 when the Lady Birds scored its single run in the top of the seventh inning. Autumn Blackford led off the top of the seventh inning with a single and later scored on an RBI single by Makenzie Schwieter.
Sadie Wear took the loss on the hill, pitching six innings, allowing four runs on four hits. She walked five and struck out two batters.
On Wednesday, October 3, the Lady Birds traveled to Paris to square off against the Lady Coyotes in a matchup that was rescheduled after it had been rained out earlier this season. The Lady Birds won the game 7-1 in seven innings.
The Lady Birds jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning with three straight singles by Emilee Barr, Wear and Mayes.
South Shelby added to the lead in the top of the third inning. Wear led off the inning with a single and scored on an RBI triple by Mayes. After a walk to Blackford, Collins singled to drive home another run to put the lead at 4-0. Schwieter followed with an RBI single to push the lead to 5-0.
Paris scored its lone run in the bottom of the third inning to cut the lead to 5-1 after three innings.
South Shelby added a run in the top of the sixth inning on a solo homerun by Mayes to give the Lady Birds a 6-1 lead.
The Lady Birds added its final run in the top of the seventh when Serenity Tebow singled and scored on an RBI double by Amber Durbin.
Mayes led the offensive attack for the Lady Birds, going 4-for-4 with a triple and homerun, scoring two runs and finishing with four RBIs. Emilee Barr, Wear, and Schwieter each had two hits.
Wear pitched seven innings to get the win. she allowed one run on three hits, walking three and striking out 12 batters.
On Thursday, October 4, the Lady Birds traveled to Kahoka and lost to Clark County 4-1 in seven innings.
The Lady Indians scored once in the bottom of the first on a homerun and three in the bottom of the third inning to build a 4-0 lead.
South Shelby scored its lone run in the top of the fourth inning when four consecutive walks were handed out to Blackford, Carly Collins, Makenzie Schwieter, and Elyssa Barr to force in the run.
Wear and Diane Mayes each had two hits for the Lady Birds on offense.
Wear took the loss, allowing four runs on nine hits, walking two and striking out nine batters.
The Lady Birds, 2-14, will travel to Palmyra on Wednesday, October 10 (tonight), weather permitting, and will play the host team, Palmyra, in the first round of the District Tournament. The game begins at approximately 6 p.m. See the bracket for the remaining schedule.