Lady Cougars on Winning Streak

Thursday, April 6, 2017
Catcher Emma Hobbs and pitcher Maddie Hobbs exchange thoughts between games during a recent doubleheader for the Rector Lady Cougars.(courtesy photo)

The Rector Lady Cougar softball squad is on a roll, winning four in a row since dropping the opening doubleheader to Armorel prior to spring break. Last week the squad took a pair in conference from Bay, winning 7-2 in the first game and then shutting out the Lady Yellowjackets in the second 5-0.

Sawyer Hendrix paced the squad at the plate in the first win by scoring three runs, as she had a single and a triple to her credit. Matison Dean had a pair of singles; Mylesa Gant had a pair of singles and three RBI; Emma Hobbs had a single and two RBI; Colbie Robinson had a single and an RBI; Maddie Hobbs had two singles and Hayleigh Ellis added another.

Hobbs got the start and the win, striking out 11 and walking none while giving up six hits.

She also got the start in the second game, giving up six hits while fanning six with no walks in notching the shut-out win over the Lady Yellowjackets.

Hendrix once again had a good game with a pair of singles, and three runs scored; Emma Hobbs had a single and two RBI while Maddie Hobbs added a single and an RBI while Dean, Gant, Robinson and Ellis all collected singles in the victory.

Thursday the squad took on Hillcrest, and beat the Lady Screamin' Eagles 7-4.

Maddie Hobbs worked the complete game in the circle, striking out 12 while walking none and giving up eight hits.

At the plate, Gant had a single and and two RBI; Emma Hobbs had a single and scored two runs; Michaela Rients had a single, an RBI and scored a run; Hendrix had a single and a triple; Dean had a pair of singles and Robinson and Ellis also collected hits.

Friday afternoon the Lady Cougars traveled to Blytheville and brought home a 6-3 decision over the Lady Chicks. And, once again it was the battery of Maddie Hobbs in the circle, and Emma Hobbs behind the plate.

Maddie Hobbs worked the full game, giving up 10 hits while striking out three of the Lady Chicks but walking none.

Gant had a big game at the plate with a double and three RBI; Robinson had a single and scored two runs; Dean added a pair of singles while Emma Hobbs, Maddie Hobbs, Robinson, Shianne Rients and Ellis all recorded singles.

"Maddie Hobbs has been throwing really well for us," Cougar Head Coach David Hendrix noted of the recent run. "Emma Hobbs has really been managing the pitches we need. They are a good battery!"

The first year head man noted the formula for success in the future is simple, "We just have got to keep getting better."

The Lady Cougars were scheduled to visit Marmaduke on Tuesday. They're slated to visit Sloan-Hendrix on Thursday with first pitch set for 4 p.m. at Imboden.

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