Soft­ball sea­son in full swing

Westside Eagle-Observer - - FRONT PAGE - RANDY MOLL rmoll@nwadg.com

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.

West­side Ea­gle Ob­server/RANDY MOLL

West­side Ea­gle Ob­server/RANDY MOLL

Gen­try’s Carissa Goosens scores while Siloam Springs’ pitcher Jessie Robin­son cov­ers home dur­ing play March 1 at Gen­try High School.

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