South vs. Riverside softball: Rebels, Beavers combine for 6 home runs

South vs. Riverside softball: Rebels, Beavers combine for 6 home runs

The Unicoi County High School softball team has a flair for the dramatic. Ball finished the game three for three with five RBIs and just a single short of hitting for the cycle.

"Not at all", Buckeye Trail head coach Stacey Smith said when asked if she expected that kind of dominating performance. "On days like today, I'm trying not to overthrow it too much, spin it and the pitches work out really well".

After a much quieter 5th inning, DMA's Alexus Johnson led off the 6th with a double to center. Stony Brook attempted to tie the game after Craig reached second on a wild pitch, but the team was unable to bring the tying run home.

Patrick Bower led the way for Holley as he went 2-for-3 with three runs batted in.

Michelle Sheppard hit a two-run double in the sixth give the Crusaders a 6-5 lead, and Sheppard later scored on a fielder's choice. This time, it was Samantha - Tanya's younger sister - hitting the ball out of the park. Another thought it was Emma Sark's grand slam in the second inning in the same direction went farther. UCHS held East in check in the top of the eighth.

The Lady Cats tallied 17 hits off the bats of Barton, Brianna Morris, Rylie Foster, Sandidge, and AJ Crowther, who all got multiple hits. Tanya Chavez was intentionally walked. This barrage of runs began in the first inning after two RBI doubles, a single and a sacrifice fly, which finally ended with a bases-loaded walk.

"We started Monday", Alex coach Sarah Almack said. "Faith has been solid for us all year making plays". Hulon has a season ERA of.71 with 230 strikeouts in 118.0 innings in the circle for the Lady Tigers.

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Despite a 7-3 loss in the regular-season finale Wednesday night against Springfield in extra innings, the Wolverines enter the postseason 12-8 on the season and are now ranked sixth in the latest Division III power rankings.

Dusseldorp went 3-for-3 with an RBI at the plate in the loss for Downsville. After a scoreless fourth, Hope Shedd put the Lady Warriors back ahead 4-2 with a double into left field.

But once her team got things rolling, the senior catcher said things went "pretty well". Griffith was 3-4. Padgett was 2-3 with an RBI.

Joining in with the cloth clobbering was Maddie Swart, who was 2-for-3 with two runs and an RBI. Kelbie Hayden 2-2, 2B, 3 RBIs, 2 BB. The team had early success, with 14 wins compared to the nine last season. Padgett earned the save.

Medina had another tight contest when it visited Brackett on Tuesday, April 3.

PBL (1-6, 1-3) - Baylee Cosgrove 3-4, 3B, 2 2B, 2 RBIs, 3 R. Jaden Bender 2-4, 2 RBIs, R. Cassidi Nuckols 2-4, RBI, R. Maddy Foellner 1-3, RBI, 2 R. Sindra Gerdes 1-4, 2B, 2 RBIs, 2 R. Mallorie Ecker 3-4, 3 RBIs, 2 R. Kelbie Hayden 1-3, RBI, R. Kayla Adwell R. SkyLer Eaker R. Christina White RBI.

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