NOBLESVILLE — Class 2A Madison-Grant took a big step up to play Class 4A Noblesville in softball on Monday night, and the result was a 10-0 loss in five innings to the Millers.
“It’s always good to play good times and rise up to our competition,” said Madison-Grant coach Jill Tomaszewski. “We have a good team, and we just came out flat tonight.”
The Millers jumped on the Argylls for three runs in the first inning courtesy of a two-run homer and an unearned run after an error. However, starting pitcher Cierra Liddick settled down over the next three innings, retiring 10 of 13 hitters and not allowing a hit.
Madison-Grant’s only hit came in the third inning when Bailie Havens led off with a single up the middle. She moved to second on Kayla Martin’s sacrifice bunt, but a couple of flyouts to leftfield and first base ended the threat.
Noblesville finally got to Liddick in the fifth inning, as the first seven hitters reached base ending the game.
“I felt that once they put some pressure on us, we froze up,” said Tomaszewski. “That’s a really good softball team, though.”
Madison-Grant (4-4) travels to Taylor today at 5 p.m.