Lady Patriots defeat Wiregrass Kings

Published 7:18 pm Thursday, March 3, 2022

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The Pike Liberal Arts Lady Patriots (3-6) softball team picked up an 8-4 home win against the Wiregrass Kings on March 3 after pulling away late.

The Kings actually took the lead first, scoring a run in the top of the third inning to go up 1-0, before the Lady Patriots scored three runs in the bottom of the inning to take a 3-1 lead. Pike extended the lead 4-1 in the fourth inning and then the Kings cut the lead to 4-2 in the top of the sixth.

Pike then exploded to score four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to extend the lead to 8-2. Wiregrass scored two more runs in the top of the seventh inning to cut the lead to four but couldn’t cut it any further.

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Ally Rushing led the way for Pike at the plate and in the circle. She went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs at the plate and pitched four and 1/3 innings in the circle. Rushing mowed down six batters and gave up two hits with just one earned run.

Lakin Harrell also went 3-for-3 at the plate with two runs and Bella Maulden pitched two and 2/3 innings, striking out three batters, while giving up four hits and one earned run.

Caroline Davenport led the way for the Kings, going 2-for-3 at the plate with a home run, one RBI and two runs. Hannah Phillips pitched six innings and retired three batters, while giving up 10 hits and three earned runs.