OLIVE PARK — The Providence High softball has been involved in its share of blowouts this season, both on the winning and losing ends. In fact, just two of the Pioneers' games have been close.
Along with suffering 18-, 17- and 14-run losses, Providence has also notched a 21-run victory and a nine-run victory.
Going against Lancaster Dessert Christian on Thursday in a nonleague game at Olive Park, the early indication was the Pioneers were going to absorb another lopsided loss after falling behind by four runs in the top of the first inning.
However, Providence turned things around and just the opposite took place. Getting a boost from their relief pitcher and taking advantage of an erratic outing in the circle by the Knights' starter, the Pioneers battled back to earn a 20-9 victory.
The game was halted in the sixth inning because of the 10-run mercy rule.
Providence Coach Joel Curtis said the youth of his team that includes five seniors — two who have never played before — is probably the reason why the Pioneers have been involved in so many blowouts.