Lady Bobcats end the week on a sour note

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

It was a rough end to the week for the Berryville Lady Bobcats, as they went 0-2, losing 6-1 against Prairie Grove and dropping a 12-4 non-conference game to Elkins.

In Thursday's 6-1 road loss, both teams started out slow offensively, but the Lady Tigers scored the first run of the game. A double to center in the bottom of the third scored Kylie Scott. A ground ball to Berryville's Brittany Hubbard ended the inning, though.

Berryville answered in the top of the fourth with its lone run of the game. Callie Harp started the inning with a line drive single to center. That was followed by Emma Hill's single to right. An Aspen Smith fly ball scored Harp.

Prairie Grove scored two runs in the bottom of the fourth, both on Berryville errors. The Lady Tigers added two more in the bottom of the fifth. The Lady Tigers scored one on a Berryville error and the other scored when Prairie Grove stole home. Prairie Grove tacked on an additional run in the bottom of the sixth. Berryville's Aspen Smith reached first base on a Prairie Grove error to start the top of the seventh, but the Lady Bobcats were unable to capitalize.

Ally Teague, Jeanessa Smith, Hill and Harp each had hits. Hill pitched a complete game, striking out nine and giving up six runs.

Elkins 16, Berryville 4

Berryville scored the first run of the game Friday evening in Elkins, but that was about all the Lady Bobcats were able to celebrate. Callie Harp reached first on an Elkins error and later scored on a passed ball. The Lady Elks answered with three runs in the bottom of the first, scoring all three runs on Berryville errors.

The Lady Bobcats had a great start to the top of the second. Ally Teague hit a line-drive single to right and after Allie Ashford was hit by a pitch, Teague scored on an Elkins error. Devin Stacey got on base thanks to an Elkins error. Ashford scored and Stacey advanced to second on another Elkins error. A Harp line drive to right scored Stacey, giving the Lady Bobcats a 4-3 lead.

The Lady Elks took the lead in the bottom of the second for good though. Elkins scored twice on singles and stole home twice for a 7-4 lead. The Lady Elks scored two more runs in the bottom of the third. Elkins put the game out of reach in the bottom of the fourth by scoring seven runs. They scored the first three on Berryville errors.

Teague advanced to third in the top of the fifth, but was caught stealing home, putting the sportsmanship rule into effect, thus ending the game. Harp had two hits, while Emma Hill, Aspen Smith and Ally Teague each had one.

On Monday, the Lady Bobcats hosted Huntsville.

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