CLAYTON – The Arcanum Lady Trojans dropped a 7-3 D-III OHSAA tournament game to the Indian Lake Lady Lakers in a Monday night matchup.
Macy Skelton did a nice job today, we just didn’t play well, the girls know it and that costs us the game,” said Arcanum Coach Rick Stone. “We make a couple defensive plays we normally make – we win the ballgame.”
The Lady Lakers took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first with Arcanum scoring two runs in the bottom of the inning to take a 2-1 lead to the second inning of play.
Indian Lake made it a 2-2 game in the top of the second where the score would stand until the Lady Trojans scored a run in the bottom of the fourth to take a 3-2 lead with four innings in the book.
The Indian Lake girls took advantage of an unearned fifth inning run to even the score at 3-3 and tacked on a second run to grab a 4-3 lead.
The Lady Lakers used a sixth inning three run homer to lead 7-3, a lead that would hold up for the final score.
Elle Siculan, the lone Lady Trojans senior to play her final game for Arcanum won praise from Coach Stone following the game.
“Love her to death,” stated Stone. “Four year starter for me. Always has a smile on her face – she even picks me up sometimes.”
“She did a great job for us this year,” continued Stone. “Left the mound – she was our number one (pitcher) last year and when you graduate and only have three kids coming back you have some adjustments to make and she is so good in centerfield; she went out in centerfield and did a great job.”
“I thought we were a year away with only one senior and only three starters back. We came a lot farther than I thought we would but this one hurts.”
“The last time this happened to me we only lost two games all year so hopefully it will be the same next year,” concluded Stone. “Good group of girls coming back, solid, got some eighth graders coming up so I am looking forward to it, but it will take me a while to get over Elle Siculan – she’s one of a kind, she’s special.”
PHOTO CAPTION: Elle Siculan takes a walk for the Lady Trojans in Monday tournament game vs. Indian Lake. (Gaylen Blosser photo)