Lady 'Cats split to end the week

Friday, April 13, 2018

On Thursday, the Berryville Lady Bobcat softball team got a 13-0 home victory, but followed that up with a 12-2 loss at Pea Ridge on Friday.

Berryville 13, Yellville-Summit 0

The Berryville Lady Bobcats took advantage of seven Lady Panther errors in Thursday evening's victory.

"The second inning, we came out and scored five," Berryville coach Josh Hatfield said. "We were up 6-0 right away. In the third inning, we scored another five, so it was good to go out and hit the ball early and cruise the rest of the way."

LoraGrace Hill scored on a fielder's choice in the bottom of the first. Berryville added five more runs in the second inning. Taylor Kelley, Maleah Bryant, Aspen Smith and Kate Powell all scored on Yellville-Summit errors. Bryant's double to right scored Hill. The Lady Bobcats put five more runs on the board in the bottom of the third. Smith's single scored Kelley and Smith stole home to make it 8-0. Powell scored on a wild pitch. Karlea Standlee and Hill each scored on Lexi Woods' single.

"Everybody contributed in some way, so it was just a good team win," Hatfield said. "It's a good one to add onto the record."

Hayley Rivett hit a home run to open the bottom of the fourth inning and Eve Linz' line drive to left scored Smith, giving Berryville a 13-0 lead. Kelley and Smith finished the game with two hits, while Woods had three RBIs.

Pea Ridge 12, Berryville 2

Berryville got out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning, but the Lady Bobcats were unable to produce much more offense after that.

"Wind really played an effect in that one," Hatfield said. "The ball carried really well. We came out and LoraGrace hit a home run to lead off the game. It was 2-1 going into the bottom of the third and we had an error that put them up 5-2. That really hurt us."

After Hill's home run to start the game, Rivett's line drive to right field scored Woods, giving Berryville the 2-0 lead. The Lady Blackhawks went on to score 12 unanswered runs and hit four home runs. Three of those came in the bottom of the fourth inning.

"Defensively, we played pretty well, but they just swung the bats well," Hatfield said. "It was the most home runs I have seen someone hit against us."

Hill and Rivett each had two hits and an RBI.

On Tuesday, Berryville plays at Bergman. First pitch is scheduled for 4 p.m.

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