On a field of blue and gold

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Jenna Towle (10) throws a pitch. She started pitching during the second half of the game against Penn.

Mia Brann

Sounds of hard catches and the crack of the bat were heard as Penn High School’s varsity softball team warmed up on the LC field on Monday, May 8, for the 5 p.m. game.

Through the bitter wind, both teams fought hard, but Penn came out victorious with a final score of 7-1.

“I think this game went pretty well in the beginning, but we got a little flustered by making one mistake and kept making them. We just can’t do that anymore. We were supposed to play them in the beginning of the season, but we got rained out, so we have been pushing the game off. They’re a great team, and I’d like to play them again,” Selena Michko (11) said.

In the bottom of the second inning, LC scored the first run and defended their turf until the top of the fourth inning when Penn was able to score four runs and take the lead. Putting the loss aside, the Indians hope for future success.

“I feel like the team that we have right now is very tough and competitive and we can get through anything even if it a low score, we can come back and win a game. We are really close as a team. If someone is down, we try to pick them back up. If we’re winning, we’re winning and just cheering on everyone to keep them up and positive,” Michko said.

This loss to Penn will not stop the girls from continuing to play to best of their abilities for the rest of the season.

“Our next game is tomorrow at Valpo. We’ve beat them once and we’re ready to beat them again. It’s going to be a great game. They’re a great team and we’re ready to beat them,” Michko said.