Softball teams dodge weather, catch up

Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Lady Bobcat Elise Holman has been solid this season anchoring her team behind the plate, snagging high and low pitches while getting some throwouts. David McNeal / Carroll County News

CARROLL COUNTY-- Softball teams at the three high schools finally dodged around the weather and got to play matches last Thursday, with coaches reporting the following results.

Eureka Springs vs.

Green Forest

The Lady Tigers overpowered a young Lady Highlander team, taking both games of a double header 20-2 and 11-0, with Green Forest's Samantha Peden pounding a grand slam home run in game two.

Eureka coach Daniel Cornelison said, "The team has improved and had a good defensive game. Every person in the outfield caught a fly ball yesterday.

"Amanda Dunham and Alta Johnson swapped out pitching and catching in the two games. Brittany Jones played a nice game, had a big hit to centerfield."

Lady Tiger coach Bill Niven said, "We took advantage of numerous walks and had a couple of hits here and there. In the second game Eureka walked nine and we hit pretty well. We fielded clean and had good defense."

GF- 20R-5H-0E

ES- 2R-2H-0E

GF Pitching- Tori Allen- 6K, 4W, 2H, 2R, 2 HB, 0ER. Emily Campbell caught.

Hits- Samantha Peden- 1/3, double, W, 4 RBI; Kasey Barinsky- 1/3, 2 RBI; Jennifer Webb- 1/3, RBI; Allyson Goodman- 1/1, 2W; Katie?Heads- 1/1, 2W, 3?RBI.

Game two

GF- 11R-6H-0E

ES- 0R-1H-0E

GF Pitching- Allen- 11K, 1 W, 1H, 3 HB. Heads caught.

Hits- Peden- 1/3, grand slam home run, 4 RBI; Allen- 1/2, double, RBI; Goodman- 1/2, 2 RBI; Misti Baker- 1/2, HR, 1 RBI; Heads- 1/2, HR, 2 RBI.

Berryville vs. Gravette

Coach Ryan Staggs reported the Lady Bobcats took a 5-0 loss, but that the score was 0-0 until the sixth inning.

"The top of the sixth Gravette scored three runs, and in the bottom we had runners on second and third but couldn't push them across,"?Staggs said. "Gravette got two more runs in the top of the seventh."

Krystal Changus went 1/2, Megan Gibbins 1/2, and Arel Ferguson 1/2 at bat, but Gravette's pitcher had 15 strikeouts in the game.

Coach Staggs said Farmington and Gentry were on top in district play, with Gravette, Prairie Grove and Huntsville right behind. Berryville is holding down sixth place.

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