Lady Indians end up 3-1 during three days of back-to-back games


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The Lady Indians stand for the national anthem before their final game of the week against Liberal. They would go on to win with a walk off in the bottom of the eighth inning.

The lady Indians started their week of four games on April 21, with a doubleheader against their rivals, the Great Bend Panthers, and brought home two wins.

The first game ended 3-2 after two extra innings, with junior Brenna Schwien hitting a single to score a runner from third in the top of the ninth inning. The Indians would then get three outs without allowing the Panthers to score a run.

In the second game of the doubleheader, the Indians would put up 10 runs while holding the Panthers to only four, which left the final score being 10-4 in favor of the Indians.

Freshman Aubree Thomas pitched both games for the Indians and helped her team add two wins to its record.

The next day, April 22, the Indians hosted the third game at the Glassman Fields in Hays and ended up falling to the Panthers, 9-8, in an extra inning.

The Indians were able to pull together four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to force the game into extra innings. Freshman Dezarae Schmidt hit a triple that scored the final two of the four runs needed.

Freshman Lakyn Zimmerman, sophomore Morgen Berry and Schwien all had three hits in the final game against the Panthers.

For their last game of the week, the Indians hosted Liberal at the Bickle-Schmidt Sports Complex and won with a walk-off in an extra inning, 7-6.

Liberal scored four runs in the top of the first inning, which left the Indians behind initially, but they were able to put one run on the board in the bottom of the first and then added to their lead from there.

The Indians went into their third game with extra innings within a three-day span and ended up grabbing a win for their record.

The Indians are now 6-5 on the season and 4-5 in the Western Athletic Conference. They will travel to Salina for a triangular with Thomas More Prep. and Sacred Heart on April 29.