HUDDLE UP. After the game, Coach Bradford meets with the team to discuss improvements for the next game against Dr. Phillips on March 9. photo/Blair Colson

On March 7, the Lady Braves softball team (9-1) faced the Dr. Phillips Panthers (7-4) at home.

The Panthers started the game strong, bringing in one runner off three base hits. They led 0-1 going into the bottom of the first inning.

In the bottom of the first, junior Kathleen Cairns hit a deep dinger to right field through the shortstop for a double, and then advanced home of a hit from sophomore Ashley Bell, making the score, 1-1. After weak defense from Dr. Phillips, freshman Zaniah Morgan nailed another ball past the shortstop, bringing home senior Elizabeth Wills, making the score 2-1.

Freshman Avery Clark pitched exceptionally well in the second and third inning striking out multiple Panther batters – not giving them much time at bat.

In the bottom of the third inning, Wills batted in Cairns with a deep right field hit just shy of the foul line. 

In the top of the fourth, senior Adriana Garip acted fast on a pop fly straight above home plate for an out. Neither team scored in the fourth inning, keeping the Lady Braves up 3-1 going into the fifth inning.

In the bottom of the fifth, junior Rachael Carroll hit a double and then stole third with junior Lara Dusing trailing behind her. Carroll and Dusing sat at third and second, respectively, for awhile, but eventually Wills brought them home making the score 5-1.

Neither team scored in the sixth inning. In the seventh, the Panthers returned to bat, but the Lady Braves shut them down fast in the top of the seventh inning winning the game, 5-1.

The Lady Braves are 9-1 for the season. The team will face the Dr. Phillips Panthers once again at Dr. Phillips, March 9, at 7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

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