Thursday, September 4, 2008
Lady Patriots keep winning
By BARRY BURLESON
The Marshall Academy Lady Patriots remained unbeaten in district play last week with two wins over Carroll and one over Lee (Clarksdale).
They also knocked off non-division foe North Delta and improved to 16-3 overall.
“We’re getting closer to the playoffs, and we definitely need to be playing well,” said head coach Susan Rodgers. “Defensively, we played good last week. Offensively, we could use more hits, but we’re doing a better job of making contact.”
MA swept Carroll at home August 25 – winning 3-1 and 4-0.
Casey Gibson pitched the win in game one. She struck out eight.
Heather Tomlinson and Mallory Covington each doubled. Tomlinson had two runs-batted-in. Traci Rodgers singled. Elizabeth Skelton added an RBI.
Pitcher Lauren Alexander struck out six in game two to earn the win.
Tomlinson and Covington again led the offense – Tomlinson connecting for a triple and a double and Covington getting two doubles.
Casey Gibson doubled. Adding a single each were Alexander, Courtney Gibson and Anna Roberts.
The Lady Patriots invaded Clarksdale August 26 and eased past the Lady Colts 10-0.
Alexander had a three-of-three performance at the plate – all singles. Tomlinson had a hit and three RBIs. Casey Gibson and Skelton had a hit each, and Courtney Gibson contributed an RBI.
“Most of our runs came off of errors,” Coach Rodgers said.
Casey Gibson earned the mound win. She struck out six.
The Class 2A Marshall girls finished off the successful week Thursday with a 4-2 home win over Class A North Delta.
Rodgers led the offense with two hits. Tomlinson followed with a double and an RBI. Courtney Gibson had a single and an RBI. Robin Bryant and Roberts each singled. Casey Gibson contributed an RBI.
Alexander picked up the mound win. She struck out five.
The Lady Patriots were scheduled to visit Indianola on Tuesday of this week for a district contest.
They host Magnolia Heights Thursday at 3:30 p.m. It will be “Senior Recognition Day.” The senior players will be honored between the varsity and junior varsity games.
Next Tuesday, Sept. 9, the Lady Patriots host Lee (Ark.).
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