Lady 'Hounds Fall at EPC

Thursday, April 20, 2017
Marmaduke's April Kennedy fields the ball during softball action against EPC this past Friday in Lepanto. (TD Photo/Anthony Cossey)

Jordyn Brewer singled to score Sarah Tacker in the bottom of the seventh giving EPC (12-6) a 4-3 win over Marmaduke (18-3) this past Friday in Lepanto. The win was the Lady Warriors first-ever win over the Lady Greyhounds.

Jordan Mays struck out leading off for Marmaduke as Natalie Lentz followed with a ground out. Sammi Henry walked before April Kennedy looked at strike three. Tacker struck out for EPC as Bailey Constant singled. Meagan Allen popped out and Brewer went down looking to end the first inning. The Lady Greyhounds went three up and three down in the second inning as Natalie Shelton popped out, Bailey Bridges lined out and Rachel Martin grounded out. Madison Wiggins popped out for EPC leading off the bottom of second before Jaleigha Garrett popped out. Amber Pate singled only to be left on base when Bre Ward struck out as the game stayed scoreless.

The Lady Greyhounds again went down in order in the top of the third inning as Alyssa Henry, Maggie Mays and Jordan Mays all grounded out. EPC also went down in order in the bottom half as Kurstin Bryan struck out looking, Tacker popped out and Constant grounded out. Marmaduke broke the tie with two runs in the top of the fourth inning as Lentz and Sammi Henry had back to back singles a Lentz scored when the ball got past the outfielder with Sammi Henry going to third making the score 1-0. Kennedy popped out before Shelton singled to score courtesy runner Angel Johnson to make the score 2-0. Shelton stole second base as Bridges and Martin both grounded out leaving Shelton on second. Allen doubled leading off the bottom of the fourth as Brewer lined out. Allen scored on a single by Wiggins making it 2-1 Marmaduke. Garrett singled before Pate reached on a fielder’s choice that got Wiggins tagged out in a run down. Ward grounded out ending the inning.

Alyssa Henry lined out leading off the fifth for Marmaduke as Maggie Mays followed with a single. Jordan Mays doubled to put runners on second and third before Lentz singled to score Maggie Mays making it 3-1 Lady Greyhounds. Sammi Henry reached on a fielder’s choice that forced Lentz at second base as Kennedy grounded out for out three. Bryan and Tacker both grounded out for EPC in the bottom half before Constant singled and went to second on a passed ball. Allen doubled to score Constant making it 3-2 only to be left stranded when Brewer watched strike three go by. Allen came on to pitch for EPC as Shelton lined out leading off. Bridges singled and went to second base on a passed ball. Martin and Alyssa Henry both grounded out keeping the score 3-2 Marmaduke. Wiggins and Garrett grounded out for EPC in the bottom half of the sixth before Ramissa Acosta reached on an error. Ward struck out to keep the score 3-2 Lady Greyhounds.

Allen retired the Lady Greyhounds in order in the top of the seventh as Maggie Mays struck out before Jordan Mays and Lentz flew out. Bryan, Tacker and Constant had consecutive singles to start the top of the seventh as Bryan scored on a sacrifice fly from Allen to make it 3-3 before Brewer’s hit gave the Lady Warriors the 4-3 win.

Allen led EPC at the plate with two hits, a run scored and two RBIs as Constant had two hits and a run scored and a stolen base. Wiggins and Brewer both had a hit and a RBI, Tacker and Bryan each had a hit and a run scored as Garrett and Pate both had a hit.

Allen got the win in relief as she pitched two innings allowing one hit with one strikeout. Tacker pitched the first five innings as she gave up three runs on five hits. She walked one, struck out two and hit one batter.

Lentz led Marmaduke with two hits and a RBI with Shelton adding a hit, a RBI and a stolen base. Jordan Mays, Sammi Henry and Bridges all had a hit as Maggie Mays and Angel Johnson both scored a run.

Sammi Henry took the loss for the Lady Greyhounds and pitched all seven innings, giving up four runs on ten hits with six strikeouts.

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