Lebanon Reporter

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April 25, 2014

Stars softball starting to find their groove

After starting the season 1-3, the Western Boone softball is starting to put it all together.

With Thursday's 16-6 win against Crawfordsville, the Stars have won four-straight games and improved to 5-3 on the season and 2-2 in the Sagamore Conference.

Western Boone head coach Mike Vanderpool said the Stars can get even better.

"I am happy to get the win," Vanderpool said. "I think we are improving every game. We played Clinton Central on Monday and I thought we started to hit the ball better. Then Tuesday against Crawfordsville we really hit the ball well. Today we started slow with the bats and had some mental mistakes on defense. We still have to improve."

In the first four games of the season, the Stars scored a total of 10 runs.

In the last four games, Western Boone has scored 53 (13.2 a game).

"Since the beginning of the season we are definitely headed in the right direction," Vanderpool said in regards to the offense. "I am still looking for improvement, there are some things that we need to get better at, but it is heading in the right direction."

Crawfordsville scored two runs in the top of the first inning to take a 2-0 lead.

Western Boone came back with two of their own. Lydia Climer led off the inning with a triple and scored on Savannah Bealmear's double. Bealmear later scored on a single by Paige Poole.

The Stars added three in the second. Cassidy Shepherd and Olivia Hole hit back-to-back singles to lead off the inning. A sacrifice fly by Climer scored Shepherd and Bealmear reached on an error that scored Hole.

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

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