Bluejackets held to just two hits by Nance, West Washington in 12-1 loss

MITCHELL – Coming off a win on Friday where Mitchell High School managed to hold South Knox to just two hits, the Bluejackets met the same fate on Monday against conference opponent West Washington, when the Senators allowed Mitchell to earn just two hits on their way to a dominant 12-1 victory.

The Bluejackets first hit of the game came in the fourth inning, as the team already trailed 9-0, when Page Mullis singled to score the team’s first run, batting in Malaya Tanglao from second after she reached base thanks to an earlier error from West Washington.

Mitchell’s Page Mullis swings during an at-bat against West Washington

The game ended after five innings after the Senators earned three more runs in the fifth inning, giving them a 10-run lead to initiate the mercy rule. Mitchell’s Karsyn Coleman earned the team’s second hit in the bottom of the fifth on a double to center field.

West Washington’s Elliott Nance had a strong night from the mound, pitching all five innings for the Senators, allowing two hits with seven strikeouts against 19 batters.

Three pitchers shared the mound on the night for the Bluejackets, Emerie Russell, Caitlyn Mullis, and Coleman. The trio combined to allow 13 hits and four earned runs with one strikeout.

Emerie Russell throws a pitch against West Washington

Mitchell is now 10-9 on the year, with a 2-3 record in Patoka Lake Athletic Conference games. They’ll play next on Wednesday with host Bloomington South (11-5) at Parker Field.