Thursday, August 18, 2011
Lady Pats win five
The Marshall Academy softball team enjoyed a winning week.
The Lady Patriots beat Lee (Clarksdale), Lee (Marianna, Ark.) twice, West Memphis (Ark.) and Delta to improve to 11-2 on the season.
MA 10 Lee 7
Elizabeth Skelton and Kat Moore had three hits each in the three-run win over Lee (Clarksdale) Monday of last week.
Also getting hits were Maura Autry, Chelsey Gilliam, Caitlyn Brooks, Hailey McMinn and Darcie Gibson.
Samantha Paris got the start in the circle. She gave up three hits and one run in three innings of work and also struck out one and walked two. Skelton pitched the fourth inning, giving up no hits and five runs while walking three and striking out two. Gibson recorded the save, giving up two hits and one run in the fifth.
MA 6 Lee (Ark.) 0
Gibson pitched the complete game shutout Tuesday. She struck out three, walked two and gave up just one hit in six innings of work.
Once again the Marshall offense was powered by Moore. She was four for four with three singles and a home run. Also getting hits were Autry, Gilliam, Skelton, Brooks and Alexis McGregor.
MA 7 W. Memphis 2
Coach Marcus Moore said offensive production was sluggish but the Lady Pats were able to push enough runs across to take the win.
Getting hits were Autry, Skelton, Brooks, Gibson, McMinn and McGregor.
Skelton pitched four innings – striking out eight and walking five. Paris tossed in relief. She gave up one hit and fanned one.
MA 6 Delta 5
MA visited Clarksdale Saturday for a tournament.
First the Lady Patriots faced Delta, a team they had run-ruled earlier in the season due to Delta’s pitcher being out of town playing for a summer traveling team.
“This game was a different story and proved to be a big win for our young team against a really good Delta pitcher,” Coach Moore said.
Kat Moore ignited the offense with two singles and a triple. The other three MA hits came on bunts from Gilliam, Autry and Hannah Pasco.
Skelton got the start in the circle and went into the fourth inning. She gave up three hits and four runs, plus walked five and struck out three. She handed the ball off to Gibson, who pitched the last two innings, giving up one hit, one run and striking out two.
MA 6 Lee (Ark.) 5
The Lady Pats beat the Lady Cougars for the second time of the week.
Gibson gave up three hits in three innings of work. She also walked five and struck out two. Paris closed out the win, giving up only one hit.
MA scattered six hits and capitalized on errors to score its six runs. Getting hits were Moore, Skelton, Brooks, McMinn and McGregor.
“The highlight of the game was a solo shot over the left field fence by senior Chelsey Gilliam,” Coach Moore said.
The Lady Pats visited Kirk Tuesday. They host North Delta Thursday at 4 p.m. and play in the Starkville Tournament Saturday. Next Monday and Tuesday, respectively, MA hosts Carroll and Kirk, both at 4 p.m.
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