- Val T.
Bussard strikes out 9, hits 2-run homer in Valley’s win over Southwood
BY VAL TSOUTSOURIS
Sports Editor, RTC
Tippecanoe Valley 3, Southwood 2 (Wednesday): Dalynne Bussard pitched a seven-hitter with nine strikeouts and also hit a two-run homer as part of a three-run fifth as the host Valley softball team edged Southwood Wednesday to improve to 5-1 in the Three Rivers Conference.
Bussard had both of Valley’s extra-base hits, a double and a homer. Madi Smith and Maddie Thompson each had a single. Corinna Stiles also had an RBI and a run scored in the fifth.
Bussard outdueled fellow freshman Natalie Sutphin.
Rowan Goodpasture hit a two-run homer in the top of the first for Southwood, but they did not score again off Bussard, who did not walk a batter.
Valley is 5-1 in the TRC with conference games remaining against Northfield Monday, Maconaquah Tuesday and Manchester Wednesday, all at home.
Valley 3, Southwood 2
Southwood 200 000 0 – 2 7 2
Valley 000 030 X – 3 4 2
WP – Dalynne Bussard (7 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 9 K)
LP – Sutphin (6 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 8 K)
2B – Norman (SW), Dalynne Bussard (TV)
HR – Goodpasture (SW), Dalynne Bussard (TV)