SHELBYVILLE — The Columbus East softball team found themselves in a position they were all too familiar with — having that one bad inning.
After Shelbyville’s Natalie Weber led off the top of the second inning with a double, the Olympians committed three errors that led to three runs scored.
The Olympians eventually fell to the Golden Bears, a potential sectional opponent, 8-1.
The game was moved to Shelbyville, but Columbus East still was designated the home team for the game. The field conditions at Shelbyville were more playable.
The game was delayed by rain for an hour, but the weather did not stop the Golden Bears’ momentum at all. In the top of the fourth inning, they accumulated four runs off of five hits to lead 7-0.
At the plate, the Olympians (2-9) could not muster anything against Shelbyville pitcher Taylor Perry in the first three innings. The Olympians finally got their first baserunner in the fourth when Kaitlin Wagner was hit by a pitch. The Olympians could not capitalize on that runner, though.
Perry had a no-hitter going until it was broken up in the bottom of the sixth. Brooke Valles hit a blooper into center field and eventually scored.
The Olympians had a minor rally going in the seventh but could not finish it off. Shelbyville errors loaded the bases for East, but a pickoff on third base ended the game.