Both Independence baseball and softball teams improved their records to 2-0 Tuesday night with home wins against Mallard Creek. 

The Patriot baseball team took a 10-0 lead early against the Mavericks.  Indy survived a couple of rallies and held on for a 11-8 win.  Head Coach Matthew Dykema was pleased with his team’s effort against a tough opponent.

“We knew we were up against a good hitting ball club.  We stayed together as a team.  This is a good team win for us.  Everybody played their role.  Just a big win for the program.  Very proud of the boys in a statement game.”

Indy will be back on the baseball diamond next Thursday at Vance.

The Patriot softball team defeated Mallard Creek 11-10.  Freshman pitcher Brittany Guidera closed out the game with a big save, shutting down the Maverick bats the last three innings. 

The softball team will also be back in action next Thursday at Vance.

Check out a feature on Independence softball in the March 10th issue of the Mint Hill Times.