Lady Eagles fall to Lewisville

Sally Costenbader (7) hustles to the beat the throw to the bag. | Martha Ladd

WINNSBORO – Last week Richard Winn hosted the Lewisville Lions’ junior varsity squad in an entertaining, offensive contest. The Eagles fell behind big early on, made a rally late, but it was not enough. The Lions squeaked by with a 9-6 win.

An Eagle throwing error at third base allowed the first two runs in the game. Another bad throw, this time at second base, was enough for Malaurie Martin to cross the plate and give the Lions a 3-0 lead after a half inning of play.

The Eagles struck back for a run in the bottom of the first after a Gracie Atkerson double scored Meredith Pope all the way from first base. Then, in second inning, both offenses turned on the jets.

Lewisville score the first of their five second run innings courtesy of an Abby Furr double, and then Furr scored on a perfectly executed bunt by Malaurie Martin. Two more runs came in on another Eagles’ error, and Alex Franklin knocked in the last run of the inning with an RBI-single.

The error bug struck the Lions in the bottom half of the inning, and the Eagles scored their first three runs on Lewisville fielding errors. Then, Richard Winn scored their fourth and final run of the inning on a Meredith Pope sac-fly.

Both teams notched another run in the fourth inning, but after the offensive outburst in the second, the game became a pitching duel between Meredith Pope and Breanna Winchester. Pope and Winchester only gave up two hits apiece from the third inning to the fifth and final frame.

Winchester closed out the game and the Richard Winn comeback, with a 1-2-3 inning in the bottom of the fifth.

RWA:1-4-0-1-0- 6
LHS:3-5-0-1-0 – 9

Pitching: RWA –  Meredith Pope (L), CG, 7H, 9R, 4R, 2K, 6BB. LHS – Breanna Winchester (W), CG, 6H, 6R, 3ER, 3K, 5BB.

Hitting:  1B – Meredith Pope (2), Kimmy Albert, Gracie Atkerson (RWA). Abby Furr, Malauri Martin, Summer Waits, Alex Franklin, Cristyn Reynolds, Madison Wishert (LHS). 2B – Gracie Atkerson (RWA) Abby Furr (LHS). 3B – Riley Simpson (RWA).