Lady Cats tally 14 hits in 21-5 win over Pineville
Published 12:23 pm Friday, May 4, 2018
Bell County got back on the winning track Thursday when the team traveled to Pineville. After holding a one-run lead after two, the Lady Cats found their rhythm in the third en route to a 21-5 win in four innings.
Sarah Brooks and Makaya Baker led Bell County at the plate. Brooks scored two runs on two hits, while Baker tallied three runs while going 2-for-3. MaKenzie Griffin led the team in runs totaling four on one hit, one walk, one hit-by-pitch and one error.
Mary-Kate Smith also had an impressive showing at the plate going two-for-four with three runs.
Raegan Robbins picked up the win in the circle throwing the complete game while allowing five runs on five hits.
For Pineville, Hannah Daniels paced the team going a perfect 2-for-2 with one run. Allison Caldwell and Haylee Wynn both finished the game with one hit and one run. Santana Tuttle and Shelby Goodin each scored runs as well.
Caldwell was credited with the loss for the Lady Lions.
Bell County jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the second. Baker scored after reaching on a single, and Griffin scored on a passed ball to give the Lady Cats the lead.
Pineville narrowed the deficit to one-run in the bottom half of the inning after an RBI single by Daniels cut the lead to 2-1.
Bell County started putting the bat on the ball in the third. Seven hits turned into six runs with Robbins and Griffin also scoring on a walk and error, respectively. By the time the final out was thrown, the Lady Cats had created a 9-1 lead heading into the bottom half of the inning.
Pineville tried to stay within reaching distance of Bell County scoring two runs in the bottom half of the third. Tuttle scored after reaching on a walk to cut the lead to 9-2. Goodin scored on an error to narrow the deficit to 9-3.
The Lady Cats continued racking up runs in the fourth inning. Bell scored 12 runs to balloon the lead to 21-3. The Lady Lions scored two runs in the bottom half of the fourth to bring the final deficit to 16.
Pineville (0-9) is slated to travel to Jackson County (11-9) at 6 p.m. on Monday.
Bell County (7-10) will host Thomas Walker, Virginia at 6 p.m. on Monday.
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