PREP SOFTBALL

Rain halts Rebels' sloppy effort

2014-04-29T22:00:00Z 2014-04-29T23:35:09Z Rain halts Rebels' sloppy effortPhil Arvia Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
April 29, 2014 10:00 pm  • 

LANSING | Their game delayed by lightning and suspended by rain Tuesday, T.F. South and Lemont will attempt today to pick it up where they left off.

Coach Jamie Arundel may fear the Times No. 2 Rebels will drop it.

"Seven errors? We haven't had seven errors in a week, let alone a game," Arundel said. "We're going to have to regroup."

Actually, depending on the generosity of the scorer, T.F. South committed between four and six errors before rain halted their South Suburban Blue contest two pitches into the bottom of the second, with the Rebels trailing 10-2. The conclusion has been scheduled for 4:30 p.m.

"We've got six more chances to get back eight runs, and then some," Arundel said. "I don't think it's something we can't do.

"It will be interesting to see when this game picks back up, how it ends."

It couldn't have begun much worse for the Rebels (11-4, 8-3). Lemont (13-6, 8-3) scored five times in the first inning on five hits and two errors, though Arundel was clearly in the camp that believed her shortstop and left fielder both could have gotten to the smash that the Indians' Maddy Vermejan one-hopped out of the infield and all the way to the fence for an RBI triple.

Vermejan scored on an errant throw to third, and Lemont tacked on two more on a pair of singles and a dropped pop fly.

In the bottom of the inning, the Rebels managed five hits but only two runs, running out of the rally and into a double play when Bri Heintz was thrown out trying to take third after Lemont second baseman Vermejan crashed into center fielder Rachel Hall while making a spectacular grab on a popup in shallow center.

Lemont scored four more in second off Rebels ace Devin Pieper (7-4).  One was earned as two errors prefaced Anna Smagacz' two-run double and Rachel Uher's impressive two-run homer to dead center field into a 15 miles-per-hour wind.

"They had Devin's number," Arundel said. "She didn't keep the ball low. She threw a lot of waist-high pitches, and they teed off on them."

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