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March 11, 2013

GC Softball Roundup: Lady Eagles finish 3rd at Canton Tournament

Blooming Grove goes to 2-0 in district; Frost beats Itasca

— The Mildred Lady Eagles defeated the Canton Eaglettes 10-7 on Saturday to finish 3rd in the Canton Tournament.

Canton scored five runs in the first inning but were only able to push across two more runs in the final six innings.

Mildred began their come back in the bottom of the fourth inning. Down 6-1, Senior Olivia Farmer hit a monster solo homerun over the wall in left-centerfield and Savannah Pritchett and Brianna Weaver hit back to back triples to make the score 6-3.

Canton extended their lead to 7-3 in the top of the fifth inning but Mildred scored four runs in the bottom half of the inning to tie the score at 7-7. Freshman Abbie Burnham started the inning with a single and score on an error which also allowed Aubyn Turner to reach base. Farmer then had an RBI triple and scored on an errant throw to bring the score to 7-6. Joanna Tapley hit a double and scored on an error to make it 7-7.

The Lady Eagles scored their final three runs in the bottom of the sixth on an RBI single by Farmer and a two RBI triple by Callie Bland.

Aubyn Turner picked up the win in relief for the Eagles, pitching two scoreless innings.

Blooming Grove 11, Riesel 3: Blooming Grove put together eight hits en route to its second straight district win Friday night with an 11-3 victory over Riesel.

Falcon Thompson earned the mound win. In seven innings of work, she allowed no earned runs on nine hits with five strikeouts and no walks. The junior south paw also had a two-run triple and scored a run.

Senior Rachel East aided the defensive effort with three exceptional catches in right field.

Lindsay Shuart had a perfect two-for-two plate performance with two runs scored. Lauren Miller was two for three, scoring two runs and driving in two more.

Sidney Horner and Steely Southard scored two runs apiece, while Shelby Beamon and Lexi Goodwin also crossed home plate.

Hanna Chaffin had a two-run single for BG. Beamon and Southard also had hits. Southard and Haven Cofer each drove in a runthrough for the Lady Lions.

Mildred 22, Marlin 1: The Mildred Lady Eagles made quick work of the visiting Marlin Lady Bulldogs 22-1 in three innings on Friday in Mildred.

Olivia Farmer pitched three hitless innings, striking out 8 and walking 2 for the Lady Eagles.

Farmer (grand slam), Joanna Tapley, and Callie Bland hit back to back to back home runs for the Eagles.

Morgan McCreary and Lindsey Bingham each had a hit and two RBIs. Shelby Adamson and Hannah Jones also collected a hit for Mildred.

North Zulch 6, Dawson 4: Stormi Matthews had three hits and Demi Dotson had two in Dawson’s 6-4 loss to North Zulch on Friday.

Matthews pitched two innnings in relief with four strikeouts. Kaylee Martinez started and allowed four hits and five runs in the loss. She had six strikeouts in four innings.

 

Weekend Softball Line Scores

Canton Tournament

Mildred 10, Canton 7


Canton  510  010  0 —   7  8  5

Mildred  010  243  x — 10 11 2

WP — Aubyn Turner

Top Hitters — M: Aubyn Turner 2-4 (2 runs), Olivia Farmer 3-4 (HR, 3B, 3 RBIs, 3 runs), Joanna Tapley 1-4 (2B, run), Savannah Pritchett 1-4 (3B, run), Brianna Weaver 2-3 (2B, 3B, 2 RBIs), Abbie Burnham 1-3 (run).

 

Harleton 6, Mildred 5

Mildred   001 04 — 5  8  4

Harleton 211 11 — 6  6  0

LP — Aubyn Turner

Top hitters — Mildews: Maddie Moore 1-3 (run), Olivia Farmer 2-3 (run), Joanna Tapley 1-2 (RBI, run), Callie Bland 1-3 (RBI, run), Savannah Pritchett 1-2 (RBI), Brianna Weaver 1-1 (RBI), Shelby Adamson 1-2 (RBI).

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