Without two starters out of the lineup because of injuries, the Canal Winchester High School softball team found hits hard to come by in a 7-0 loss to LaGrange Keystone in a Division II regional semifinal Wednesday at Bucyrus.

Without two starters out of the lineup because of injuries, the Canal Winchester High School softball team found hits hard to come by in a 7-0 loss to LaGrange Keystone in a Division II regional semifinal Wednesday at Bucyrus.

Additionally, the Indians committed five errors, all of which led to runs for the Wildcats.

Canal Winchester finished 19-10 overall and Keystone moved to 26-4.

"In the third we committed three errors and gave up four runs," coach Randy Hinton said. "It was a well-played game until then and suddenly the wheels fell off."

In the fourth inning, two consecutive errors put Wildcats on first and second. A hit then gave the Wildcats a 1-0 lead and put runners at second and third. Keystone then had two consecutive sacrifice flies, followed by another error that gave the Wildcats a 4-0 lead.

The Indians were without starting pitcher Emily Hall and center-fielder Tabatha Beck. Hall suffered a broken leg in a 6-4 win over DeSales on May 22 and Beck hurt her right knee playing powder puff football last Friday. Beck was hitting .714 in the tournament.

Sidney Fox and Hannah Toler had the only two hits for the Indians.

"I thought we could play with them," Hinton said. "Their pitcher wasn't overpowering but once we made those mistakes, we kind of thought, 'Well now what do we do to get back?' We only had four strikeouts but we just hit the ball right at people. You just get deflated a bit when you're down 4-0 like that."