EYE ON THE PRIZE. At home plate, freshman Allison Phillips watches for the ball. photo/Blair Colson

The Lady Braves Softball team (10-12) took on Timber Creek (19-5) on Friday.

In the first inning, the Lady Braves and the Wolves battled to keep the score 0-0.

In the top of the second inning, freshman Denise Pearson made an out at first base and caught a foul ball. The Wolves scored three runs. With the final out of the inning, senior Lara Dusing grounded the ball at third base to make the out at first base. The Lady Braves scored no runs when they got up to bat, making the score 0-3.

Junior Ashley Johnson struck out a runner and caught a pop fly in the top of the third inning. After two more runs, the score changed to 0-5. Sophomore Zaniyah Morgan made the third out by throwing it to the first baseman.

To begin the fourth inning, sophomore Carlie Raper made an out at centerfield and Johnson struck out a batter. The score remained 0-5.

In the top of the fifth, Dusing tagged a player out at home base. Timber Creek scored five runs, advancing the score to 0-10. Raper caught a ball in center field while the opponent scored. The Wolves scored two more times changing the score to 0-13. Johnson ended the inning with an out at home base.

With the Braves back to bat, they scored no runs and ended the game with a mercy rule, 0-13.

The Lady Braves next game is April 23 on the Reservation against Oak Ridge at 4 p.m.

 

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