The Missouri State High School Athletic Association has a varsity softball rule that once five innings have been played the game will be deemed a victory by mercy if one of the teams has a lead of 10 runs or more.
On Tuesday the Lady Indians hosted Wellsville-Middletown for an Eastern Missouri Conference contest and scored two runs in the fifth inning to go up by double digits and force this game to an early close.
"Defensively we looked great. No errors and Jayle Jennings was very strong on the mound," said Van-Far head coach Kelly Borchert (Orf). "She had nine strikeouts, no walks, and only allowed two hits. Again, offensively it took us a while to get our bats going, but our short game was looking pretty good. Senior Reaghan Case hit in the game winning RBI to give us the 10 run lead. As a team we are working on keeping a tight defense and trying to get our bats hot sooner in the game."
In a contest that also saw Van-Far score once in the first inning, twice in the third and five times in the fourth, Case had three hits, four RBI, two runs and a steal, Alivia Graddy charted two hits, two runs and one steal and adding a hit, two runs and a steal was Jordan Garner. Jayle Jennings also posted two RBI, Makayla McAfee put up a hit, three runs and two steals and combining for three hits, one run, a steal and one RBI were Carleigh Phillips, Mallory Williams and Gina Clausen.