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Lady Mustangs rally to win over Whiteoak

Stephen Forsha, The Highland County Press

DODSONVILLE — Lynchburg-Clay rallied to take the lead for good in the bottom of the sixth and held on to win their Southern Hills Athletic Conference battle with the visiting Whiteoak Lady Wildcats, 10-9 Thursday night.

LCHS led 2-1 at the conclusion of the first inning, but the Lady ’Cats fought back with two runs in the top of the second for a 4-1 lead. WHS added six runs to their total in top of the fourth, and the Lady Mustangs crossed home plate three times in the same inning for a 9-5 deficit.

In the bottom of the fifth, Lynchburg-Clay scored four runs, tying the score at 10-9, and in the bottom of the sixth LCHS took the lead for good with a run scored for the one-run win.

WHS out-hit the Lady Mustangs 15-10 in the loss, as six players had two hits each.

Addison Roberts finished 2-for-4 with two runs, one RBI and she collected a steal. Jaylie Parr went 2-for-4 with a run, and Molly McMullen was 2-for-4 with three runs.

Mattie Conrad finished 2-for-4 with a run, Madison Davidson was 2-for-4 with a double, one run, one RBI, and a steal. Also for WHS, Elena Limon was 2-for-3 with a double, one run and three RBI.

Bri Hill was 1-for-4 with an RBI and a steal. Elly McMullen finished 1-for-3 with a walk, and Lilly Leston ended the game at 1-for-3 with a run.

Pitching for WHS was Hill, who finished with 11 strikeouts. She allowed 10 runs off 11 hits in six innings.

For the victorious Lady Mustangs, two players each had three hits, with Brya McClain going 3-for-3 with two runs, a double, a steal and two steals.

Caitlyn Collins was 3-for-4 with three runs (double, home run), four RBI and two steals.

Autumn Griffith finished 1-for-4 (a double) with one RBI. Noel Barnhill was 1-for-2 with an RBI and a HBP.

Avery Blankenship collected a run and a steal for LCHS, and Reese Ruble finished 1-for-2 as she hit a double, scored a run and collected two RBI. Sarah McKinney ended the game at 1-for-3 with one RBI. Madison Baker was 1-for-2, hitting a double and scoring a run.

Noel Barnhill pitched seven innings, allowing nine runs off 15 hits and one walk, with seven strikeouts.

WHS now stands at 5-7 overall with a 4-3 SHAC record. LCHS is 9-7 overall and 7-4 in the SHAC.

WHS    120 600 0 - 9 15 0
LCHS    200 341 x - 10 11 0


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