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Lorimor fans 21 in ‘perfect’ victory

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By Joel Stevens, Associate Editor

Fremont-Mills pitcher Mindy Lorimor struck out all 21 batters she faced in an 8-0 perfect game victory for the Knight softball team over Farragut on Friday.

Lorimor, who had been averaging 12 strikeouts per game in seven starts this season, did not allow a walk in improving her record to 5-2.

The Knight offense pounded out eight hits, led by first baseman Hannah Fichter’s 3-for-4 night. Lorimor, Emily Aistrope, Lauren Furnas, Chelsea Younts and Lynde Madison each added a hit.

Fremont-Mills 8,

Essex 0

The Knights smacked 11 hits and pitcher Mindy Lorimor struck out 12 in a 8-0 Fremont-Mills softball victory over Essex last Thursday.

Lauren Furnas, Hannah Fichter and Morgan Esary each had two hits apiece for the Knights. Esary drove in four runs and Furnas had two RBIs.

Lorimor allowed just one hit in the complete-game victory.

Red Oak 4,

Fremont-Mills 2

The Fremont-Mills softball team committed eight errors and stranded nine runners in a 4-2 loss to Red Oak last Tuesday.

The Knights’ struggled with its defense and its consistency in the loss, said coach Kyle Fichter.

“It’s been our story all season. I think a lot of these girls just assumed with what happened last year, we could just show up and win. But we didn’t have eight errors a game last year or leave nine runners on base,” said Fichter. “You take the errors, even with the runners we left on base, we’re probably okay.”

The fourth inning proved the most damaging for the Knights, a lead off double and three errors in four Tiger at bats led to three runs. Overall, Fichter thought his team hit well enough to win but with his team’s fielding miscues he thought his team would have had a tough time beating anybody Tuesday.

“I think we’re trying too hard,” he said. “That’s where the errors are coming from - we’re trying to fix things all at once. It’s just like when we get behind, we’re not patient, we’re trying to kill it (the ball) and we’re popping it up. We‘re trying too hard and making it worse.”

The Knights finished with six hits, led by Lynde Madison’s 3-for-4 night at the plate, but did not have an extra base hit.

Knight pitcher Mindy Lorimor allowed just one earned run while striking out 12.