Lady Eagles fall out of regionals in two
It was not the type of day the Class 4A Area No. 2 champion W.S. Neal Lady Eagles were hoping for when facing Satsuma and Dale County. The Lady Eagles suffered two blowouts to their counterparts that ended their 2017 season 12-20.
WSN 0. Satsuma 18
The Lady Gator offense came to play Thursday, combining for 19 hits.
Courtney Ellzey was 4-for-4 with a double, triple and 4 RBIs to lead Satsuma. Alexis Weavers was 3-for-3 with 3 RBIs. Hannah Lollar had two hits and 2 RBIs.
Jena Wyatt had a hit for Neal.
Neal pitcher Ashli Wyatt suffered the loss. She allowed one walk and had one strikeout. Michaela Simon was the winning pitcher for Satsuma. She allowed two walks and had four strikeouts.
WSN 2, Dale County 17
Dale County led 8-0 going into the top of the third inning. The Lady Eagles showed some life in the third inning. With two runners on, Jena Wyatt blasted a deep fly to the fence for a two-run double.
Dale County was quick to rebound in the bottom of the inning with seventh runs, with the biggest blows coming of a two-run single by Sierra Bates and a three-run homerun by Elizabeth Vickers.
Dale County’s Hannah Rogers performed strong on the mound the rest of the way, with her team scoring two runs in the bottom of the fourth to earn a 15-run mercy rule victory.
Rogers allowed two runs, on five hits, one walk. She had six strikeouts.
Taylor Peters suffered the loss for Neal. Peters allowed seven runs, eight hits, one walk, and hit two batters. She had three strikeouts. Ashli Wyatt came into the game in the third inning in relief of Peters.
Adria Barnett had two hits for Neal. Alexis McNew had a hit and a stolen base. Ashli Wyatt had a hit.
Allie Boutwell was 2-for-2 with 2 RBIs for Dale County. Emily Castle was 2-for- 2 with 2 RBIs for the Lady Warriors. Elizabeth Rodebaugh had a double and 2 RBIs.