Thorsby wins two over GHS

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, May 8, 2001

Sports Writer

The Thorsby High School Lady Rebels completed a doubleheader sweep of the Goshen High School Lady Eagles winning by scores of 11-0 and 11-7 in local fast pitch softball action at the Troy SportsPlex Friday afternoon.

The Lady Eagles, who will be in the same section with Thorsby in next week’s postseason tournament in Clanton, dropped their third game to the Lady Rebels in the four game season series.

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Thorsby 11 Goshen 0

In the first game, the Lady Eagles went silent without a hit for the second consecutive game as Holly Cleveland

posted an 11-0 shutout. Cleveland pitched six innings allowing just one walk while striking out 10 batters facing just three over the minimum.

Offensively, Ashley Maddox led the way driving in four runs while Cleveland contributed a pair of hits in the winning effort.

Thorsby 11 Goshen 7

In the second game, the Lady Eagles (3-17) took an early 1-0 lead scoring one run in the bottom of the first when Courtney Blackmon reached on an infield hit, advanced to second on a wild pitch and scored on an error.

Thorsby wiped the deficit out taking the lead for good scoring four runs in the top of the third. The key blow of the inning came on Kerri Ivy’s run scoring single and a RBI ground out by Jennifer Farris.

After Thorsby scored one run in the top of the fifth, the Lady Eagles rallied their way back into the game scoring four runs. Amanda Drivas led off with a walk and advanced to second on a wild pitch before coming across when Ashley Miniard reached first safely on an error. Audra Shumpert would later score

as a courtesy runner on another error to cut the deficit to 10-3. Following consecutive walks to Candi Faulkner and Candi Kilpatrick, Shae Flowers drilled an RBI single to left field bringing the Lady Eagles one run closer. Heather West capped the inning scoring Kilpatrick on a RBI ground out to cap the inning.

The Lady Eagles drew closer to Thorsby in the bottom of the sixth when Shumpert and Faulkner each scored unearned runs. The inning ended abruptly for Goshen though when Flowers was called out on a close play at the plate while trying to score on a wild pitch.

Offensively, Flowers and Jessica Drivas led GHS with two hits apiece while Faulkner and Shumpert each scored a pair of runs in a losing cause.