Patriots full of offense to support Kralj’s no-hitter

From Herald Staff Reports

Kaitlin Kralj made sure the offensive support she received Wednesday was more than enough.
The junior hurler for the Class 3A No. 7 Heritage Hills softball team fired a no-hitter against Tell City, striking out six in five innings in a 13-0 Patriot romp in Lincoln City.


Kralj (9-3) also finished 2-for-3 at the plate, driving in two and scoring a run. Hayli Scott also registered two hits and also notched four RBIs for Heritage Hills (9-3, 2-0 Pocket Athletic Conference).

Madison Gogel and Felicia Leibering each drove in two runs for the Patriots, who finished with nine hits and scored six runs in the third inning to stretch their lead to 10-0.
A season ago, Kralj made the All-Pocket Athletic Conference  team while finishing 14-2 with eight complete games, three shutouts and a 0.97 ERA.

In other softball:

Titans 11, Raiders 1: Kendyl Dearing led off the game with a home run for Southridge (3-5, 1-2 Pocket Athletic Conference), which fell at Class 3A No. 2 Gibson Southern. Dearing also finished with a single and Kayley Main added two hits for the Raiders.

Braves 4, Jeeps 0: Northeast Dubois held one of the state’s Class 1A powers in check offensively, but the Jeeps suffered their third shutout loss this season in a defeat at home to No. 2 Tecumseh. Michelle Seitz pitched a complete game for the Jeeps (2-8), allowing only five hits.

Evansville North triangular: In a girls-only meet, Southridge (68) bested the host Huskies (57) and North Posey (25).


Grace Maxey (100 and 300 hurdles), Morgan Meyer (shot put, discus), Aubrey Main (high jump) and Kadie Dearing (200) earned wins for the Raiders, who also claimed the top time in the 1,600 relay with Taylor Neukam, Maxey, Madison Mundy and Main. The Raiders nabbed the top three positions in the shot put, with Monica Gil earning second and Sydney Altmeyer placing third.

Chargers 3, Raiders 2: Southridge (4-4, 2-2) dropped a match to Pocket Athletic Conference opponent Pike Central at Petersburg. For the Raiders, Lynnette Whitsitt earned a 6-3, 4-6, 7-5 win at No. 1 singles and Alexandra Herron cruised 6-0, 6-4 at No. 2.

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