CULVER – The Tippecanoe Valley softball team dropped a 12-2 final at Culver Academies on Tuesday evening.
Katie Prater had a double and drove in a run to lead the offense for the Vikings, who were outhit 14-5 in the non-conference contest.
Abby Betten had a hit and scored a run and Mia Gunnels had an RBI for Valley. The trio of Lexi Durkes, Sydney Howard and Kayla Scott each had one hit for the Vikings.
Howard took the pitching loss in the circle for Valley.
Madilyn Billings had three hits and four RBI and Emily Lipsett added three hits and three RBI to lead the way for the winners.
Valley drops to 4-4 on the season, while Culver Academies improves to 5-0.
Valley will host North Miami today (Wednesday) in its conference opener.