Falcons, Urchins both win in doubleheader

Photo by Donica Phifer

Erin Wall winds up for the pitch in the first game of a Monday evening doubleheader between the Ingomar Falcons and East Union Urchins.

INGOMAR – A Monday evening double-header between two county schools ended in a win for both the Ingomar Lady Falcons and the East Union Lady Urchins. 

East Union took the opening game 9-4, with Ingomar’s defense plagued by errors that saw all but two runs scored by the Lady Urchins during the game arrive unearned. 

Erin Wall took the loss on the mound for the Falcons, while Callie Frazier racked up the win for East Union. 

The Urchins found their stride in the third inning, scoring three runs that included an inside the park homer from Katie Boatner and a two-RBI single from Kallie Roberts. 

East Union added another four runs in the fourth inning with RBI singles from Tianna Castillo and Colby Stafford and a two-RBI hit from Sallie Pannell. 

With an 8-0 lead, the Lady Falcons pushed in a run inside the fifth inning on a sacrifice fly from Morgan Gooch to score Lauren Thompson who led off the inning with a triple. 

Ingomar added three additional runs in the sixth from a single by Kelly Fooshee to score one and a fielder’s choice hit from Thompson to add two more.

“I didn’t think we were competitive for most of the first game, we just went through the motions, let them get hits, made several errors, so we talked about that between games, and I thought they came out more prepared for the second game,” Falcons Head Coach Jonathan Ashley said. 

Ingomar took the second game of the night in a 13-4 drumming of the Lady Urchins, with four errors committed by East Union in the first inning that brought six runs home for the Falcons, including a triple by Gooch that cleared the bases on a three-RBI hit and a two-RBI single from Abby Deaton. 

East Union added a run to bring the score 6-1 inside the second inning, aided from a hit by Maggie Meinz. 

The Lady Urchins’ other scoring came in the third with a triple by Kensie Roberts scoring two, and an unearned run by Roberts aided by a hit by Claudia Hill and an error at first base. 

Ingomar put in another five runs in the third, including Gooch’s smash to right field for an inside the park homer that also scored Deaton. 

“First game, I thought we swung the bat well…. we made some errors but other than that it wasn’t bad. It’s a young group so we’ll just have to see what happens when school starts and we get back into it,” Urchins Head Coach Josh Blythe said. 

The double-header marks the end of the summer season for East Union, with Ingomar schedule for two final games with South Pontotoc on July 8. 

About Donica Phifer

Donica Phifer grew up in Tishomingo, Miss with two older brothers whose extracurricular activities taught her all about sports at an early age. Before joining the Gazette staff as the Sports Editor, she was a sportswriter for The Daily Corinthian and the Online Editor for three years at The Daily Mississippian, the student newspaper of The University of Mississippi. In her free time she's usually at an Ole Miss sporting event, cheering on the Rebels.

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