IAHS slowpitch knocks out Myrtle, falls to West Union

By SCOTTY NICHOLS
Sports Editor

MYRTLE – The IAHS Lady Indian slowpitch team got their season started last

Photo by Christy Abbott IAHS shortstop Lilli Moore makes a play on a Myrtle runner at second base during Saturday's classic game.

Photo by Christy Abbott
IAHS shortstop Lilli Moore makes a play on a Myrtle runner at second base during Saturday’s classic game.

Saturday with a couple of contests against the Myrtle Lady Hawks and the West Union Lady Eagles at West Union high school.

The Lady Indians fell to the host Lady Eagles, 5-3, but broke out the bats and came out on top during a slugfest with Myrtle, 10-9.

After giving up three runs in the bottom of the fifth and falling to West Union, the Lady Indians didn’t exactly get off to a hot start against the Lady Hawks in game two.

Finding themselves down 5-0 after the top of the first, thanks to a three-run homer, IAHS answered back with authority in the bottom half.

With the Myrtle pitcher struggling to find the strike zone, the Lady Indians took advantage as four of the first five hitters drew walks, sandwiched around a double to right by Lilli Moore.

Brittany Sullivan and Tiarra Hood each walked and scored, while a walk by Lexi Green plated Moore to cut the lead to 5-3 with bases loaded and no outs.

McKenzie Eden then singled to score Maggie Collum, who also walked, then Cassidy Wood singled to left and scored Maddi Johnson.

Chloe McClaindrove a deep fly ball to left that scored green from third base, giving IAHS a 6-5 lead.

Sullivan then singled in her second at-bat of the inning, and Eden managed to score on an errant throw, putting the Lady Indians on top, 7-5.

Myrtle couldn’t answer in the second inning, as IAHS added a run to their lead when Green reached on a fielder’s choice and later scored after a single by Eden.

Myrtle pushed one across in the third inning, but the Lady Indians picked up two when McClain singled and scored on a double by Sullivan, who later tagged up from third to score on a sacrifice fly to center by Moore.

Leading 10-6, the Lady Indians gave up three runs before clinching the game when Johnson snagged a line drive, for the third out, in left field while leaving the tying run stranded at third base and the go-ahead run at first base.

Sullivan and Eden were each two-for-two to pace the offense.

IAHS will take on Booneville at home next Tuesday before traveling to Caledonia on Thursday.

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About Scotty Nichols

Graduate of THE University of Mississippi. #HottyToddy. I like sports. And BBQ.

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