Softball

Lady Patriots Win Home Opener Sweeping Alice Lloyd

The Lady Patriots Softball home opener was without a doubt a scoring rally for the Lady Patriots. Going only 10 innings on the day, the Lady Patriots took game one 9-0 and game two 9-1. 

In game one, Sophomore Amber Matteoli started on the mound and pitched extremely well, only allowing one hit in 4 innings. She had 4 strike outs and only 1 walk. She was relieved by Freshman Katelin Mulloy in the 5th inning.  Mulloy allowed 0 hits and one walk, to end the game 9-0.

Freshman Kasie Prather went 1 for 2 with a RBI. Junior Casey Crouch went 2 for 2.  Matteoli had a RBI.  Sophomore Justine Paddock went 1 for 3 with a RBI. Junior Mary Kate Hayes went 1 for 3 with a double and a RBI. Sophomore Jessica Ricketts went 2 for 3 with 2 RBI's.  Freshman Emily Bucklew went 1 for 2. Freshman Jackie Schuler went 1 for 2 with a RBI. Freshman Brooke Thompson went 1 for 2 with a RBI.

In game two, Junior Sharonda Mangan started on the mound.  Mangan allowed 4 hits, 1 run, 1 walk, and 4 strike outs, in the 9-1 victory.

Prather went 2 for 4 with a double and a RBI. Freshman Laura Mattingly went 1 for 3 with a walk. Mangan went 2 for 3 with a walk and a 2 run homerun.  Paddock went 2 for 4 with a double and a RBI.  Freshman Devin Gore had one walk. Freshman Gerina Steele went 1 for 2 with a RBI. Freshman Nicole Mills went 3 for 3 with a double and a RBI.  Mulloy went 1 for 3 with a RBI and a stolen base.  Freshman Amber Ross had one walk.  Junior Megan Cheuvront had a RBI. Bucklew had a stolen base.

Head Coach Holly Smith's comments after the victories: " I am very excited at the fact that my ladies are putting the bat on the ball and making the defense make plays.  We have to be a hitting team to compete in the Mid-South Conference and games like these two, were we scored 18 runs on the day, means we were putting the bat on the ball the way I expect my players too. Two great wins going into our first conference games tomorrow."


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