LANSING | It's tough to win softball games when the team doesn't score runs.
T.F. South struggled to get hits and runs and was shut out by South Suburban Blue Conference foe Tinley Park 4-0 Tuesday afternoon at the team's Going to Bat against Breast Cancer fundraiser game. Ashytn Kapovich pitched a complete game for the Rebels, but the team was unable to garner any run support on the day. Courtney Stone was 2 for 3 with two singles, accounting for half of the Rebels hits.
"I was happy because my hitting is coming around," Stone said. "I was just disappointed because I got the good hits but didn't get to score. We came out here and did a lot better than the first time we played them but we still didn't score any runs."
The Rebels (11-17, 9-10) best chance to plate runs came in the fifth inning when the bases were loaded, but the Rebels were unable to find a way to come up with a timely hit.
"We didn't hit," T.F. South coach Jamie Arundel said. "We left a lot of girls on today and we left bases loaded. That's crucial. If you don't put a run across the plate you're not going to win the game. Regardless if it's Tinley or whoever it is."
Kapovich walked the first two Titans in the top of the third, and both runners came around to score later in the inning. Tinley Park then added single runs in both the fifth and sixth inning to stretch the lead to four. Kapovich finished with six strikeouts while walking three and allowing seven scattered hits.
"Ashytn came out and pitched a nice game," Arundel said. "Aside from a few walks that kind of hurt us with those two runs scoring but other than that she pitched a nice game."
The game was the softball team's fundraiser to raise awareness for breast cancer and Arundel was happy with her team's support and energy in raising funds for the worthy cause.
"This was a huge thing for us to do," Arundel said. "It gave the girls something to do to work together as a team. The girls worked really hard together to raise as much money as they could. I'm really pleased."