Softball season in full swing
Gentry pitcher Makayla Case pitches during play against Siloam Springs on March 1 at Gentry High School.
GENTRY — After giving up seven runs in the top of the first inning to the visiting Lady Panthers in nonconference play, the Gentry Lady Pioneers scored 12 runs in the bottom of the inning, two in the second and another eight in the bottom of the third for a 22-7 win over Siloam Springs in three innings of play on Thursday.
The Lady Panthers picked up nine hits in the first inning and seven runs, but problems with Siloam Springs pitching and balls getting past the catcher allowed the Lady Pioneers to quickly catch up and take the lead. By the end of the inning, it was Gentry 12, Siloam Springs 7.
While the Lady Pioneers were able to correct their first-inning wobbles, they held the Lady Panthers scoreless in two more atbats and added two more runs in the second inning and brought the game to an end when eight more Gentry girls crossed the plate in the bottom of the third, invoking the 15-run rule.
Makayla Case pitched for the Lady Pioneers and was credited with the win. Jessie Robinson, Allie Bowman and Tyler King all pitched for Siloam Springs.
FS Northside 10, Gentry 0
The Lady Bears banged out 15 hits and scored a run-rule win against the visiting Lady Pioneers of Gentry on Friday.
Olivia Williams was 4-for-4 with 2 RBIs for Northside, and Meegan Jones was 2-for-3 with 3 RBIs. Williams and Jones each had a triple.
Carissa Goosens was 2-for-2 for Gentry with a double.
Springdale 10, Gentry 3
In Springdale on Feb. 26, the Gentry girls fell to Springdale, 10-3, in 6½ innings of play.
Springdale put three runs on the board in the first inning, and the Gentry girls scored two in the third and another in the top of the fourth to tie things up, but Springdale took back the lead with a solo run in the bottom of the fourth and sealed the victory with six runs in the fifth for a 10-3 win.
Mandy Barber led the Gentry girls with her bat, getting three hits, including a double and an RBI in four at-bats. Lynzey Sikes was two for three and also had an RBI in the nonconference game.
Raegan Jude, Makayla Case and Allee Sweeten all spent time pitching for Gentry.
Gentry’s Carissa Goosens scores while Siloam Springs’ pitcher Jessie Robinson covers home during play March 1 at Gentry High School.