Paige Schindler strikes out 11 in Borden rout of Clarksville

Paige Schindler strikes out 11 in Borden rout of Clarksville

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Paige Schindler strikes out 11 in Borden rout of Clarksville

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BORDEN — Even in the process of knocking off some early-season rust, junior Borden High School softball pitcher Paige Schindler showed her prowess on the mound as Borden decked visiting Clarksville, 7-0 Friday night.
Schindler — who already has committed to play at the University of Louisville, along with her twin sister, Riley — struck out 11 Generals, walked just one and allowed only two singles, both lined to right field.
“We’re getting the rust off,” Braves coach Michelle Schindler, mother of the twins said. “(Paige) did a good job and the team really backed her up. We feel good. There’s just some stuff we need to polish up.”
Paige Schindler, who went 22-4 as a sophomore, said she already feels good on the mound. “As of now, I’m very pleased by the way I’m throwing,” she said.
As she starts her junior season, Paige Schindler says she’s glad to get the grinding college recruitment process behind her. “The stress is off my back,” Paige said. “Now I can go out there and just have fun. I can play like I know how to. . . I’ve always dreamed about play at Louisville. It’s an honor just to play on that field (at UofL).”
The Braves (2-0) scored the only runs they needed in the bottom of the first inning as Riley Schindler drew a walk, Haley Shouse dribbled a single into left field and Keisha Curry brought them both home with a double to left field.
Curry eventually scored as Kate Gertin sent a single to right field and Borden led, 3-0.
“If they’re scoring a lot of runs, you don’t put any pressure on her,” Clarksville (2-1) coach Ron Sharp said of Paige Schindler. “And we didn’t put any pressure on her. She pitched a good game. She pitched well and they made plays.”
The Braves added two runs in both the third and sixth innings off Clarksville pitcher Bailey Sharp.
In the third inning, Shouse, Curry, and Jordynne Durbin reached base for the Braves on two errors and a walk. Then Emily Parsons scored Shouse on an infield hit and Kate Gertin reached on a fielder’s choice to third base, scoring Curry.
In the sixth inning, Borden scored two more runs in five straight singles.
“We have to keep working on our hitting,” the Borden coach said. “We can’t be reaching for balls.”
Clarksville’s only two hits came in back-to-back at-bats from Ally Weber and Sharp. With one out in the top of the fourth inning, both lined sharp singles to right field, breaking up the no-hitter.

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