Thursday, September 2, 2010
Lady Pats knock off Knights
The Marshall Academy softball team experienced a dominating win, a one-run loss and a not-so-close setback last week.
The Lady Patriots’ bats really came to life August 23 in a 16-0 home win over West Memphis Christian.
MA had eight hits. The offense was led by Elizabeth Skelton, who went three-for-three. Chelsey Gilliam was two-for-three at the plate.
Also getting one hit each versus the Lady Knights were Kat Moore, Maura Autry, Darcie Gibson and Arin Leigh Valentine.
The Lady Pats and Kirk played an extra inning Tuesday in Grenada with the Lady Raiders snatching a 6-5 win.
Kirk scored four runs in the first inning off two hits and two Marshall errors.
MA settled down and was able to get one run back in the second. Skelton led off with a single. Gibson moved her to second on a sacrifice bunt. Hannah Pasco reached on an error and moved Skelton to third. Then Blake Martin put the ball in play to score the run.
Marshall got two more runs in the third. Gilliam led off with a hit. An error allowed Mallary Covington to reach base. Skelton got a hit to drive in both runs.
The Lady Pats went ahead 5-4 in the fourth. Hailey McMinn walked and Moore got a hit. Both later scored in the inning, one on a Kirk error and another on a hit by Skelton.
The Lady Raiders tied the game in the bottom of the fourth and it remained deadlocked until the end of regulation.
In an extra inning, Marshall was unable to score in the top half, while Kirk pushed a run across in the bottom for the 6-5 win.
The Lady Patriots hosted Magnolia Heights Thursday and made eight errors in a 13-2 loss.
Getting one hit for Marshall were Gilliam, Moore, Autry and Gibson.
The Lady Patriots (5-11) hosted Hebron Monday of this week and visited West Memphis Christian Tuesday. Thursday, they host Marvell (Ark.) at 4 p.m. Next Tuesday, Sept. 7, they host Indianola at 4 p.m.
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