A Rough Defeat

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Annabel Karberg (10) prepares to release the ball. Karberg came in as a relief pitcher during the Lady Indians’ 2-1 loss against Lowell.

Jimmy Lafakis and Jimmy Lafakis

It was frigid outside. It is still early in the season. The team has not gelled yet. The excuses for Monday’s 2-1 loss against Lowell are abundant.

The Lady Indians refuse to succumb to any of them.

“We are just going to keep our heads up and try to forget about that one. We all know that we are a better team than what we showed,” Abigail Rauch (12) said.

Annabel Karberg, (10), an intimidating figure on the rubber, pitched a gem in relief. She may have taken the loss, but sometimes, stats do not tell the whole story.

“My curveball was really working for me. It’s my go-to pitch. Hard work and communication will help me prepare for next time,” Karberg said.

The Lady Indians’ lone run came in the first inning, when Aspyn Novak (10) swiped home on a passed ball.

“Scoring the only run made me feel great, just to know I helped my team,” Novak said.

The Tribe will continue their campaign April 4 against the archrival Lady Mustangs of Munster.

Writer’s note: This story can be read on my blog, the Jimtionary.