Lady Hawks squeak by Lady Tigers, Hawks down St. Martin
By Joseph W. Gex, II
Mar 15, 2013, 20:17
Action at the baseball and softball diamonds are in full swing for the area teams.
On Tuesday, the Bay High Lady Tigers entertained the Hancock Lady Hawks in a non-division softball matchup. The Lady Hawks won a thriller 8-7. Hancock jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the top half of the first inning. In the bottom half of the second inning, the Lady Tigers answered and tied the game at 5-5. In the frame, Aerion Dority, Jozie Everett, Alex Walker, Amanda Solome, Shannon Buehler, Kristin Lafrance and Rikki Graham. Lafrance and Graham each had a two-run single in the inning.
Hancock reclaimed the lead with a three-run fourth inning to make the score 8-5. Lena Turner walked and scored on Toni Haynes’ RBI double. Katelyn Lamb singled to reach base and Brooke Barnes smacked a two-run double to move the runners around.
Bay High answered in the bottom of the fourth inning to make the score 8-7. Walker drew a walk and Solome singled. Buehler hit a two-run double to make the final tally.
Bay High head coach Wali Shabazz commented, “We are playing well with so many new and young faces in the lineup. We lost four players who are swinging the bat at the next level so there is an adjustment period we are going through. However, the girls are scrappy and giving tremendous effort.”
On Monday, March 11th the St. Stanislaus Rock-a-chaws (3-4) dropped their game with Springfield, LA, by the score of 6-5. Noah Nicaud and Patrick McRaney each tallied two hits in the loss.
Also, earlier in the week, the Hancock Hawks gained a division win over the St. Martin Yellow Jackets 10-4. The Hawks (8-3, 2-1) were led by winning pitcher Zach O’Hern with four hits. Hunter Waltman also drove in two runs on two hits.