Greyhound Squads Split
The Lady Greyhounds are on a roll with a game against East Poinsett County marking their fourth win this season. The Hounds hosted EPC and won 10-0 Tuesday, Mar. 29.
"This was the best team we've played so far," Coach Rick Smith said. "This is the first time this year where the other team got a runner in scoring position."
Sammi Henry threw a four hit shutout with three strike outs.
Offensively, Jordan Mays kicked off the game with a homerun. She was 3 for 3 with 2 RBI's. Natalie Lentz was 2 for 2 and scored two runs. Natalie Shelton was 2 for 2 with two runs scored and Rachel Martin was 1 for 3 with two runs.
The Lady Hounds took on the Rector Lady Cougars Tuesday afternoon. The results may be found in next week's edition of the CCTD.
The Marmaduke Greyhounds have faced bitter defeat all season, but game-to-game have not given up and look forward to persevering. The Greyhounds hosted Ridgefield Christian Monday and lost 13-0.
"I was highly disappointed in Monday's effort," Coach Kyle Gardner said. "We lacked the heart and determination it took to compete."
Austin Easley was on the mound. Easley also had two hits, while Anthony Theodoropolis, Andy Risner and Alex Donahue got a hit apiece.
"Ridgefield's players came out hungry, hit the ball well and made plays," Gardner said.
The Greyhounds travelled to Marked Tree Friday, Apr. 1 and lost 18-2.
"We played hard and we were able to take advantage of a couple of their errors and score two runs," Gardner said.
Jackson Lewallen was on the mound for the entire game. He gave up seven hits as the team recorded nine errors. There were six errors in the outfield.
"Lewallen is a ninth grader with very little experience pitching, so they hit us hard," Gardner said. "I was proud of him for staying up there and continuing to pitch."
D.J. Mitchell was 2 for 3 with one run scored and a RBI. Nicholas Brannan had one hit and Cody Ails was 1 for 2 with a run scored and a RBI.
The Hounds took on East Poinsett County Tuesday, Mar. 29 and lost 13-0.
"I was very proud of our effort against EPC. We didn't hit well but kept our heads up and played through it," Gardner said. "Attitudes and spirits were still high after the loss."
Chad Hall started on the mound and was later relieved by Easley.
D.J. Mitchell, Ails, Easley, Risner and Brannan each got a hit on the day.
The Hounds also played Rector Tuesday afternoon and results may be found in next week's edition of the CCTD.