Thursday, August 26, 2010
Errors, strikeouts hurt MA
The Marshall Academy Lady Patriots opened last week with a win over Tunica Academy before dropping five straight.
MA knocked off the Lady Blue Devils 11-5 behind Chelsey Gilliam’s three-for-three performance from the plate.
Also getting hits in the August 16 victory were Kat Moore, Elizabeth Skelton and Darcie Gibson.
Mallary Covington earned the mound win. She gave up no hits, walked none and struck out four.
Skelton pitched two innings and gave up two hits, walked four and struck out three.
The Lady Pats fell 5-1 to Kirk on Tuesday, Aug. 17.
Getting a hit each were Gilliam, Moore, Skelton, Gibson and Arin Leigh Valentine.
“Mallary pitched well but we could not produce any offense to help her out,” coach Susan Rodgers said.
“We struck out 10 times in the game and that really hurt us.”
The Marshall girls then lost 11-6 to North Delta on Thursday of last week.
Moore and Gilliam each went two-for-two from the plate to lead the offense. Also getting a hit each were Mallary Covington, Gibson, Maura Autry and Valentine.
MA committed eight errors in the game which contributed to six of North Delta’s runs.
“So we beat ourselves in that game,” Rodgers said.
The Lady Patriots played in the Starkville Tournament Saturday.
They lost 9-2 to Carroll, 12-3 to Magnolia Heights and 6-3 to Hebron.
“We used this tournament as a time to get all the kids some playing time and learn,” Coach Rodgers said. “We made a few errors but we also did some things that were really good, and we saw a lot of things we can build on.”
The Marshall girls (4-9) were scheduled to host West Memphis Christian (Ark.) Monday and then visit Kirk Tuesday. They host Magnolia Heights Thursday at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, they will play in the Madison-Ridgeland Academy Tournament. Next Monday, Aug. 30, they host Hebron at 4 p.m., and next Tuesday, Aug. 31, they visit West Memphis at 4 p.m.
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