Lady Lions continue winning ways
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org