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Fairfield, McClain earn wins in tri-doubleheader

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McClain's Kenzi Wise and Fairfield's Alyssa Bales are pictured in their tri-doubleheader Saturday. (HCP Photo/Stephen Forsha)
Stephen Forsha, The Highland County Press

Saturday saw the Fairfield Lady Lions sweep a tri-doubleheader, as they earned wins against the Paint Valley Lady Bearcats and the McClain Lady Tigers. The same three-team event also saw McClain gain a win over PVHS. 

The first game of the day was Fairfield defeating Paint Valley by a 31-5 score at FHS. The Lady Lions scored one run in the bottom of the first, followed by a 15-run second inning, plus an eight-run third and seven-run fourth inning.

PVHS scored two runs in the top of the first, two runs in the second and one run in the third. The Lady ’Cats totaled three hits and six errors. FHS finished the game with 21 hits and five errors. 

Rilee Quickle had a 3-for-4 game, where she collected five runs and three RBI. Quickle hit three doubles for her three hits. 

Also with three hits was Carly Sanders, as she was 3-for-4 with a double, three runs and two RBI. 

Jobey Hattan was 2-for-4 with three runs, three RBI and two walks. Caitlyn Quickle was 2-for-3 with three runs and two RBI. Jorgia Smith finished the game against PVHS with a 2-for-2 performance at the plate with one run. 

Emmi Vance was 2-for-2 with three runs, two RBI and two walks. There was also Katelyn Chambliss who was 2-for-3 with two runs, four RBI and a walk. 

Addison Bales also had two hits at 2-for-4 (including a home run) with three runs and four RBI. Sydney Hooper went 2-for-3 and scored two runs and collected three RBI. Alyssa Bales went 1-for-2 with two runs scored. 

Ava White walked once, Kaitlyn Eidenier scored a run and walked once, Daphne Butts scored one run, Ally Maynard scored a run and Chloe Spangler scored one run and collected an RBI. 

FHS totaled 10 doubles off the bats of Rilee Quickle (three), Caitlyn Quickle (two), Smith, Vance, Sanders (two) and Chambliss. 

Steals for FHS were by Rilee Quickle, Hattan, Vance, White, Chambliss and Alyssa Bales. 

Fairfield also had five players hit by a pitch (Rilee Quickle, Caitlyn Quickle, Butts, Spangler and Hooper). 

The Lady Lions used two pitchers in the win, with Chambliss gaining the pitching win as she went three innings, allowing five runs (one earned) on two hits and three walks, with three strikeouts.  

Also pitching for FHS was Rilee Quickle, as she went two innings, allowing no runs on one hit and one walk with three strikeouts. 

    221 00 — 5 3 6 
FHS    1 15 8 7x — 31 21 5

Next was McClain defeating Paint Valley in game two by a 16-6 score at FHS. 

In McClain’s win over PVHS, the Lady Tigers led 1-0 after the first inning, and in the bottom of the second PVHS took a 4-1 lead after a four-run inning. McClain responded with a four-run top of the third, and after PVHS scored a run in the bottom of the same inning, it was PVHS and McClain tied at 5-5.

The Lady Tigers broke the tie with three runs in the top of the fourth, followed by a five-run fifth inning and three runs in the top of the seventh. Paint Valley added one final run in the bottom of the seventh inning. 

McClain ended the game with 21 hits and one error, and the Lady Bearcats totaled nine hits and committed three errors. 

MHS was led at the plate by Kenzi Wise, who was 4-for-5 with three runs, two doubles, a steal and two RBI. 

The Lady Tigers also had four players with three hits each against Paint Valley.

Brie Cummins was 3-for-5, four runs, two RBI and she hit a home run.  

Olivia Stegbauer hit a home run as she was 3-for-5 with three runs, a double, a steal and three RBI. 

Leah Lovett finished 3-for-4 with three runs, a double, a triple, two RBI and a HBP.

Allie Flowers had a game of 3-for-5 with one run and one RBI.

Lindsey Hutchinson ended the game at 2-for-5 with a run and RBI, while Harley Peabody finished 2-for-4 with one run. Amaya Ryan had one hit with two RBI and a walk. Sarah Easter collected one RBI in the win. 

Haley Worthen was the winning pitcher for MHS, finishing the game with five innings in the circle, where she allowed two runs (one earned) on three hits and seven walks. She finished with four strikeouts as she threw 102 pitches, 54 for strikes. 

Gracie Bowers pitched two innings of relief, where she allowed four earned runs on six hits and no walks with one strikeout. Bowers threw 27 pitches, 17 for strikes. 

    104 350 3 — 16 21 1
PVHS    041 000 1 — 6 9 3

In the third and final game on Saturday, the Fairfield Lady Lions defeated McClain, 11-1 in six innings. 

Fairfield scored runs in five of the six innings played, with three runs in the bottom of the first, followed by one run in the second, one run in the third, four runs in the fourth and a two-run sixth inning for the run-rule win. MHS scored one run in the top of the sixth. 

Fairfield totaled 12 hits in the win with Caitlyn Quickle going 3-for-4 with three runs, a triple, a home run, one steal and two RBI. 

Emmi Vance finished 2-for-2 with four runs, a home run, two steals, two RBI and a walk.

Also with two hits was Carly Sanders, who went 2-for-2 with one run, a home run, one steal, four RBI and a walk. 

Having one hit each for the Lady Lions were Rilee Quickle (one RBI), Hattan (one run, one RBI), Katelyn Chambliss (one RBI), Addison Bales (one run) and Ally Maynard (one run, two steals). 

McClain finished with five hits, as Harley Peapody was 2-for-3. Olivia Stegbauer had one hit and teammate Amaya Ryan also had one hit. Kenzi Wise scored McClain’s lone run, as she also had one hit. 

Caitlyn Quickle was the winning pitcher as she went all six innings in the circle, where she allowed one earned run on five hits and no walks, with six strikeouts. 

The loss and win by MHS put them at 4-5 overall this season. Fairfield is now 5-3 overall this season. 

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FHS    311 140 2 – 11 12 2 

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