Lebanon Reporter

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April 9, 2013

Tigers homer past Zionsville 4-0

Lebanon — Last season, the Lebanon softball team capitalized on a couple of Zionsville miscues to top its Boone County rivals.

It was a little of the same Monday night. Lebanon made the most of its opportunities by hitting two home runs and topped the Eagles 4-0 in Lebanon.

The win improved the Tigers record to 2-0 and dropped Zionsville to 0-2.

“Last year’s situation hurt us again — two pitches, four runs,” Zionsville head coach Lori Esparza said. “Alex pitched a great game today. She hit about 98 percent exactly where I wanted her to. They capitalized on those two missed pitches so kudos to Lebanon.”

It was the first game since March 23 for the Tigers because of weather and spring break.

Head coach Steve Smith was happy with the way his team came out after the layoff.

“We just wanted to avoid being overly excited to start playing games, which I knew they were,” Smith said. “We let the game stay in front of us, didn’t want to take any big risks. We just wanted to make the plays, we wanted to hit the ball and keep things very simple. I think we did a good job of that today and it is always good to beat a rival. Zionsville is a quality program that has a lot of good players.”

After 3 1/2 scoreless innings, Lebanon got on the board in the bottom of the fourth inning.

Junior Lexy Britt hit the first pitch she saw from Zionsville senior Alex Stewart over the center field wall to give Lebanon a 1-0 lead.

Ashlyn Montgomery retired the Eagles in order in the top of the fifth before the Tigers went back to work.

Whitney Cosgray and Montgomery hit back-to-back one out singles to put two runners on for Carly Greene, who belted a 3-run home run to give Lebanon a 4-0 lead.

“(Stewart) pitches with a lot of emotion,” Smith said. “And when things are going her way she is really tough. If you can get into her and get a base hit, she pitches just a little different. We were able to get a couple of big ones today. She is good pitcher and I like our girls aggressiveness.”

Zionsville had opportunities to score in both the sixth and seventh, but failed to capitalize.

For more of this story, read Tuesday's Lebanon Reporter.

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