2017-05-17 / Sports

Delphi softball splits games, moves to 12-6 before sectional

By Clay Maxfield
Contributing writer

The Oracles finished last week with a softball contest against Winamac that had them stumbling into a 6-2 finish in Winamac’s favor. Three errors and only 7 hits and the Oracles could not hold onto their early 2-run lead.

A triple from Winamac in the 7th inning put them ahead for good. That inning finished with Winamac tacking on 3 runs to put the finishing touches on a 6-2 Delphi defeat.

Delphi had all weekend to stew over its loss against Winamac. The Oracles turned things around on Monday, beating the Tri- County Cavaliers in a rout, 14-4 in what was their final regular season game.

Seven runs from Delphi in the first and the Oracles never looked back. A triple by Katherine Lang, single by Rylee Lane and a single from Lillie Smith highlighted the offensive-packed opening inning. The Oracles tallied 14 hits while Tri County managed 5, all the while committing 6 errors.

Lane, Lang and Faith Butcher led the team, driving in 3 runs each while Lang led the team with 3 RBI’s and 2 hits.

The Oracles played their first round Class 2A Sectional Game Tuesday night (hosted by Carroll) against Seeger. If they won that game they will play the winner of Rochester vs. Carroll game in the second round at 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday. The final round will be played Thursday at 5:30 p.m. by the winner of that semifinal game and the winner of Winamac vs. Lewis Cass semi-final.

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