Gen­try girls lose one, win three

Westside Eagle-Observer - - SPORTS - RANDY MOLL rmoll@nwadg.com

GEN­TRY — The Lady Pi­o­neers won a dou­ble­header at home against the Lady Pi­rates of Green­land on April 3 and beat the Lady Tigers on Thurs­day but suf­fered a loss against the Lady Wolves of Lin­coln on Wed­nes­day.

In a spe­cial set of games played to draw aware­ness to those who bat­tle breast cancer, the Gen­try girls shut out the vis­it­ing Lady Pi­rates, 6-0, in the first game and then beat them again in a sec­ond con­test, 17-2.

The Lady Pi­o­neers scored six runs on five hits in the open­ing game April 3 and held the Lady Pi­rates score­less in seven at-bats, though they also had five hits.

Meledy Owens hit a dou­ble, and Carissa Goosens has a triple in the game. Rae­gan Jude pitched seven in­nings for Gen­try and struck out eight.

Bat­ting 2B: Meledy Owens 3B: Carissa Goosens TB: Randi Jo Bolinger, Carissa Goosens 4, Meledy Owens 3

RBI: Alexis Droddy, Carissa Goosens, Rae­gan Jude, Har­ley Stan­field SF: Rae­gan Jude ROE: Har­ley Stan­field FC: Alexis Droddy, Meledy Owens, Har­ley Stan­field HBP: Mandy Bar­ber, Har­ley Stan­field SB: Brook Lester, Meledy Owens 2, Lynzey Sikes

In game two, Gen­try made quick work of

Green­land, scor­ing seven runs in the first and five each in the sec­ond and third in­nings to end the game in three in­nings with a 15-run ad­van­tage, 17-2. Green­land picked up solo runs in the first and third in­nings on er­rors. Gen­try had 11 hits in the game. Green­land had 0.

Allee Sweeten pitched for Gen­try, strik­ing out six bat­ters in three in­nings.

Bat­ting

2B: Mandy Bar­ber

TB: Mandy Bar­ber 3, Alexis Droddy, Avani Ed­wards, Jasmine Fua­matu, Rae­gan Jude, Meledy Owens 2, Gra­cie Potts, Lynzey Sikes, Har­ley Stan­field

RBI: Mandy Bar­ber 2, Alexis Droddy, Avani Ed­wards, Jasmine Fua­matu, Carissa Goosens, Rae­gan Jude 2, Tay­lor Nor­man 2, Meledy Owens, Gra­cie Potts 3, Lynzey Sikes, Har­ley Stan­field, Darien Welch

ROE: Alexis Droddy, Carissa Goosens

HBP: Rae­gan Jude, Tay­lor Nor­man, Cali Stevens

Lin­coln outscored Gen­try, 9-1, in an eighthin­ning tiebreaker on Wed­nes­day. Gen­try was up by three after six, but Lin­coln tied things up at 10 runs each in the top of the sev­enth, send­ing the game into the ex­tra in­ning. The big in­ning for Lin­coln gave the Lady Wolves the vic­tory, 19-11.

Makayla Case and Sweeten pitched for Gen­try.

Against Prairie Grove on Thurs­day, the Lady Pi­o­neers man­aged to take the win, 19-8, on 19 hits in five in­nings of play.

Mandy Bar­ber picked up four hits in the game, sin­gling in the first, dou­bling in the sec­ond and sin­gling in the fourth and fifth in­nings.

Jude pitched for Gen­try, strik­ing out three.

West­side Ea­gle Ob­server/RANDY MOLL

Gen­try pitcher Rae­gan Jude pre­pares to fire a pitch dur­ing the Gen­try-Green­land game on April 3 in Gen­try.

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