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Lady Mustangs drop DH to South Webster

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Stephen Forsha, The Highland County Press

This past Saturday (April 13), the Lynchburg-Clay Lady Mustangs lost a doubleheader on the road against the South Webster Lady Jeeps by scores of 12-2 and 9-1. 

In game one, the Lady Mustangs fell 12-2, as they collected three hits and committed five errors. The Lady Jeeps totaled 13 hits and committed no errors. 

LCHS scored their two runs in the top of the fourth inning, while SWHS scored one run in the first, then added a five-run third and two consecutive three-run innings in the fourth and fifth innings. 

The three hits for LCHS were off the bats of Caitlyn Collins (1-for-2), Autumn Griffith (1-for-1, one walk) and Madison McMullen (1-for-2, two RBI, run). LC also had a run scored by Reese Ruble. 

Both runs scored by LCHS were batted in off a McMullen home run. 

Noel Barnhill pitched for LCHS, allowing five earned runs, plus she had five strikeouts in three innings. Jazzy Brown also pitched one inning for the Lady Mustangs, allowing five earned runs. 

    000 20x x — 2 3 5
SWHS    105 33x x — 12 13 0 

In the second game on Saturday (April 13), the Lady Mustangs lost 9-1, as they collected seven hits and committed nine errors. South Webster totaled eight hits and committed one error. 

Sophia Michael finished with a 2-for-2 day at the plate in the second game, while also drawing a walk. Autumn Griffith, Reese Ruble, Kami Collins and Samantha Merry each had a hit for the Lady Mustangs. 

Ruble scored the lone run for LCHS, with the RBI credited to Merry. 

LCHS finished with four walks as they were forced by Madison McMullen, Michael and Rylee Turner with two. 

Noel Barnhill pitched 1.2 innings, finishing with four earned runs allowed, three walks and three strikeouts. Jazzy Brown in 4.1 innings, allowing no earned runs and no walks. 

The two losses move LCHS to an overall record of 2-6. 

    000 100 0 — 1 7 9 
SWHS    420 210 x — 9 8 1

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