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Softball: Lady Jackets stay in playoff hunt

By Messenger Staff | Published Wednesday, April 11, 2018
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Kristin Rasbury, Morgan Pitts and Kristen Whatley collected two RBIs apiece as Boyd dominated Bowie 13-1 last Friday.

Eight Lady Jackets plated runs in the victory. Kaylee Rutledge went 3-for-4 and drove in one.

Rasbury got the win for Boyd in the circle. She pitched a complete game, scattering one run on seven hits with four strikeouts.

The Lady Jackets improved to 5-5 in District 8-3A. They are tied for the final playoff spot in district and are two games out of first.

SANGER 13, BRIDGEPORT 3

Sanger got an early lead and never looked back last Friday, downing Bridgeport 13-3.

The Lady Indians scored five runs in the first frame and tallied nine hits on the night.

Alexa Holzer got the nod for the Sissies. She scattered 12 runs on nine hits over four and two-thirds innings. She struck out one and walked three.

Katelyn McComis and Emerson Coleman each finished with RBIs in the loss.

Bridgeport fell to 1-5 in District 9-4A. The Sissies hosted first-place Decatur Tuesday.

DECATUR 4, ARGYLE 3

Decatur kept its unblemished District 9-4A record intact last Friday, hanging on for a 4-3 victory over Argyle. The Lady Eagles improved to 6-0 in league play.

HOLLIDAY 6, PARADISE 5

Paradise lost in walk-off fashion for the second straight game, falling to Holliday 6-5 Friday.

The Lady Panthers have lost three of their last four games. Paradise fell to 14-6 overall and 7-3 in District 8-3A.

Kendall Candioto got the start for Paradise in the circle. She gave up four runs on four hits in four and two-thirds innings. She struck out 10.

Kailey Thomas took the loss for the Lady Panthers. She gave up two runs on two hits in two innings.

Thomas went 2-for-2 at the plate with two walks. Candioto was 1-for-4 with two RBIs.

The Lady Panthers hosted Nocona Tuesday.

ALVORD 10, ERA 5

Alvord picked up a key District 11-2A victory last Friday, edging Era 10-5.

Kinly Walker went the distance for the Lady Bulldogs, surrendering five runs on nine hits. She struck out six in seven innings of work.

Abbey Bloomer led Alvord at the plate, going 3-for-4 with two RBIs.

The Lady Bulldogs moved to 5-5 in District 11-2A. Alvord is now one game behind Era for the fourth and final playoff spot in district.

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