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Last Updated: Apr 27th, 2018 - 08:31:30


Warren game closes out Lady Eagles' softball season
By VAL GAUGHT
Apr 27, 2018, 08:30

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The Lady Eagles softball team played their last regular season game last week against Warren.

Crossett won 5-1 against the Lady Lumberjacks at home April 17.

The Lady Eagles took the field and held the Lady Lumberjacks to no score in the first inning. Mary Kate Armstrong struck the first batter out and second baseman, Hallie Cameron, threw the next batter out at first. A base hit put a runner on first, but the last batter hit it back to Armstrong and was thrown out at first base.

The Lady Eagles hit the dugout and scored four of their five runs in the bottom of the first inning.

Jenna Roberts led the Eagles with a base hit and Kaylie Pullin knocked her in for the first score. Jayden Thurman and Brooke Courson each followed with hits to load the bases and Lainey Taunton sacfriced to bring Pullin in for the 2-0 lead. Armstrong knocked both Thurmon and Courson in to make the score 4-0, but was thrown out on the next play advancing to second base putting two outs on the board.

Hallie Cameron and Blair Barnett both got base hits, but were stranded on base after a strikeout.

Crossett took the field, but allowed no runs. Hallie Cameron threw the first batter out at first and Thurmon threw the next batter out at first. A runner got on with a base hit, but a strikeout brought the Lady Eagles back in to finish the second inning.

Crossett didn’t make it across the plate in the second inning and took the field to start the third still leading 4-0.

The Lady Eagles got a quick three up, three down and hit the dugout.
This time, Hallie Cameron knocked Courson in for an Eagle score. Hallie Cameron was left stranded and the Lady Eagles started the fourth inning leading 5-0.

In the top of the fourth, Crossett didn’t get three up three down, but after four batters and no score they were back in the dugout. The Lady Eagles couldn’t get anything going in the bottom of the fourth and returned to the field again still in the lead.

In the top of the fifth, the Lady Lumberjacks managed to get a run across the plate after a field error put a runner on base.

In the bottom of the fifth, the Lady Eagles stranded Armstrong and Hallie Cameron on base, but didn’t score.

The Lady Lumberjacks had runners on base in the sixth, but never got any around to home and the Lady Eagles left Roberts stranded in the bottom half to make the sixth another no score inning.

The Lady Eagles hit the field for the top of the seventh and — five batters later — Crossett had three outs and their 5-1 win was in the books without even playing the bottom half.

Armstrong pitched all seven innings and had no walks and three strikeouts.

The Lady Eagles finished their season 10-9 overall and second in the conference behind Monticello.

The Lady Eagles started their district tournament Tuesday in Star City, but results were not available at press time see next week’s edition for full Crossett Eagle coverage.