> SOUTHERN INDIANA —
Providence suffered a crushing defeat Wednessday, falling to Fern Creek 3-2 in the Derby City Classic at Louisville Southern.
Trailing Fern Creek 2-1 in the top of the seventh the Pioneers were able to push across the tying run after a bases loaded single by Juston Betz.
The comeback was short-lived as the Tigers were able to answer with a run of their own in the bottom of the seventh.
Austin Dickey took the hill for Providence and tossed a solid five innings. He gave up just two runs — both unearned — on six hits, while striking out six.
Betz collected two hits for the Pioneers with a double and the game-tying single.
FERN CREEK 3, PROVIDENCE 2
Providence 001 000 1—2 4 1
Fern Creek 000 020 1—3 8 3
W — Flener. L — Pearsons (0-1). 2B — Blandford (F), Baker (F), Juston Betz (P).
Records — Providence (1-2), Fern Creek (5-5).
DALY HOMERS TWICE AS LANESVILLE BEATS JEFF
Jeffersonville fell to 1-2 after a 4-3 loss to Lanesville on Wednesday.
Lanesville’s Erica Daly hit a pair of home runs and drove in three of her team’s four runs to help the Class A No. 4 Eagles remain unbeaten at 2-0.
The Red Devils got off to a hot start by scoring three runs in the first inning, including an Emma Coons home run. Jeffersonville did not score the rest of the game, but it took a 3-2 lead into the bottom of the sixth frame. Lanesville scored two runs in the inning to take the lead and then shut out the Red Devils in the seventh.
Mary Pat Gary and Courtney Shepphard both had good nights at the plate, going 2-for-4.
LANESVILLE 4, JEFFERSONVILLE 3
Jeffersonville 300 000 0—3
Lanesville 100 102 0—4
W — Robyn Schoen. L — Emily Gray. 2B — Annie Parsons (L). HR — Daily (L) 2, Emma Coons (J).
Records — Jeffersonville 1-2, Lanesville 2-0.