Lady Clovers Defeat North Putnam To Win 2013 County Softball Title
The first game found the Lady Clovers taking on two-time defending class 2A state champion South Putnam. The Lady Clovers won that contest 5-4 on the strength of a complete game by pitcher Kat Raisor and timely hits by Bradanne Toney. Toney went 2-for-3 at the plate with two home runs. Beka Jordan drove in the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning.
The championship game pitted Cloverdale against North Putnam. Raisor pitched another solid, complete game, going eight innings.
According to coach Brian Knapp, the Lady Clovers had runners at first and second when Jordan came to the plate and placed a bunt down the first base line. The North Putnam first baseman could not control the ball, which allowed Lindsay Robson to score from second base, winning the game and the county title.
The IHSAA Class 2A Sectional 44 will take place at Cascade beginning Tuesday, May 21 at 6:00 p.m. The Lady Clovers will take on South Putnam. The winner will meet Speedway in the semi-final at approximately 8:00 the following night, May 22.