Lady Lions con­tinue win­ning ways

Westside Eagle-Observer - - SPORTS -

GRAVETTE — The Lady Lions con­tin­ued their win­ning streak, adding three more vic­to­ries in the win col­umn. Gravette’s first win was the April 2 con­test with the Elkins Lady Elks. An April 5 dou­ble­header against the Green­land Lady Pi­rates yielded a pair of wins and brings the Lady Lions’ over­all record to 11-3 and 5-1 in con­fer­ence play.

In the April 2 con­test, Sophia Hollingsworth opened the first in­ning with a sin­gle with the bases loaded, bring­ing home one run. This was the only run for the Lady Elks in the con­test.

In the third in­ning, a dou­ble by Emily El­lis drove home two runs to give Gravette a 3-1 lead.

Six runs in the sixth in­ning sealed the deal for the Lady Lions as they took the win, 12-1.

Bailey El­more was on the mound for the Lady Lions, pitch­ing the full five-in­ning con­test. She threw 81 pitches, strik­ing out eight and walk­ing one. She al­lowed two hits and the one run by Hollingsworth.

Hollingsworth was on the mound for the Lady Elks, com­plet­ing the fivein­ning game while pitch­ing 104 times. She al­lowed 10 hits and 12 runs with three strike­outs.

Gravette: 25-AB, 12-R, 10-H, 7-RBI, 3-BB, 3-SO, 1-E. Elkins: 17-AB, 1-R, 2-H, 1-RBI, 1-BB, 8-SO, 3-E.

Game 1 Gravette 15, Green­land 0

In the dou­ble­header with the Green­land Lady Pi­rates, it was all Lady Lions as both games ended after three in­nings on the ten-run rule. Lexi Gerner was cred­ited with the shutout in game one. She com­pleted all three in­nings, throw­ing a to­tal of 34 pitches with six strike­outs.

Gravette: 12-AB, 15-R, 6-H, 8-RBI, 12-BB, 0-SO, 0-E. Green­land: 9-AB, 0-R, 0-H, 0-RBI, 0-BB, 6-SO, 2-E.

Game 2 Gravette 16, Green­land 1

In game two, Gravette was able to score eight runs in the first and sec­ond in­nings on four triples to put the Lady Pi­rates away, 15-1.

Tay­lor Snow was on the mound for Gravette, com­plet­ing three in­nings, throw­ing 46 pitch­ing. She al­lowed two hits and one run and struck out seven.

Gravette: 17-AB, 16-R, 9-H, 9-RBI, 5-BB, 0-SO, 2-E. Green­land: 13-AB, 1-R, 2-H, 1-RBI, 0-BB, 7-SO, 4-E.

West­side Ea­gle Ob­server/MIKE ECKELS

Gravette’s Sumer Kaba (1) keeps one foot on first base as she stretches out to catch a wild throw dur­ing the Lady Lions-Lady Elks soft­ball game in Gravette on April 2. Kaba’s ef­forts paid off as the um­pire ruled the Elkins run­ner out. MIKE ECKELS meck­

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