The Crossett Lady Eagles took on the Hamburg Lady Lions, and were able to cage the beasts 13-3 by the time the dust had settled on the softball diamond.
The game started out like a usual Crossett Hamburg game, with both teams keeping pace on offense and defense, and at the end of the first inning, the score was 3-3.
As the game progressed, however, the Lady Eagles took control, tightening the defensive game, especially in pitching, and in the third inning, the Lady Eagles’ bats woke up, with base hits knocking in runners for a team that didn’t want to just keep pace.
Kael Franklin laid down a bunt to reach base, which Kaylie Pullin followed with a double. Jayden Thurman got everyone going on a blast that hit half way up the centerfield fence. Alaina Rice followed with hit up the middle to move Thurman to third, and Brook Courson knocked out a double to bring Pullin and Thurman in for two RBIs.
Hamburg’s Sarah Harrod made a noteworthy catch going back from second base to end the inning for the Lady Eagles.
Crossett’s Lee made a very nice catch in foul territory during play, and the Lady Eagles ultimately ended the game in the fifth with a 10 run lead.
“I thought we played a solid game,” Coach Sonny Nason said. “We hit well, our pitcher controlled the game and our defense did an outstanding job. We had a great game, but we still have a way to go to achieve the goals that we have set for this team.”