Indians knock down Beecher as Krause and Fox team up for no-hitter
Base hits were at a premium Friday afternoon at Williamson Field. Pontiac managed six safeties, but with Regan Krause in the circle, that proved plenty as the Indians bumped off Beecher 3-0 in a nonconference softball game.
Krause and Amanda Fox combined to no-hit the Bobcats as the Tribe improved to 16-6 on the season.
Krause was sharp as sharp can be, throwing 15 first-pitch strikes while facing 19 batters in all. She walked one batter, which was in the second inning. No other Beecher batter reached first base. She also set down 12 on strikes.
Fox finished up, tossing a 1-2-3 seventh inning for the save. Haley Dobson of Beecher popped out to right field, which was the only ball the Bobcats managed to get out of the infield.
Pontiac threatened in the second inning but left two runners on base. The Indians broke through against Kim Brown in the third to provide Krause with all the scoring she really needed.
Madisyn Webster singled with one out and stole second with Fox at the plate. Fox hit a soft liner to right that plated Webster for the 1-0 lead. Fox took second on the throw to the plate.
Addison Masching followed by reaching on an error. Fox was thrown out trying to score on the play and Masching ended up on third base.
Pontiac put together a two-out rally in the fifth inning to give Krause some insurance. Webster was the catalyst with a base hit to right. Fox followed with a single that moved Webster to third base.
Masching recorded the third straight PTHS base knock that drove in Webster. An error allowed Fox to score and put Masching on second base. Jacobs drew a walk before Alyssa Fox fanned to end the inning.
Amanda Fox had two hits and drove in a run and Webster collected two singles. Masching had a hit and RBI and Jacobs had the other PTHS safety.