Lady Rebels endure tough week

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Riverside's Lady Rebel Softball team suffered through a tough week, dropping all there of their games to fall to 5-7 on the year and 2-2 in conference play.

Maynard knocked off Riverside on Thursday afternoon 13-4 at Caraway. Kelsey Turner went 2-3 with three RBIs to lead the Lady Rebels while Magan Adams also had two hits in four trips to the plate. Kassie Douglas was 1-1 and scored twice. Sam Dunigan went 1-4 while Miranda Boyd and Amber Murphy both scored runs to lead the Lady Rebels.

Megan Flannagan got the victory for the Lady Tigers, who improved to 3-5 on the season, while Katie Cox had two hits and scored two runs to lead Maynard.

The Lady Rebels then traveled to Cherry Valley and dropped a doubleheader to the undefeated Lady Thunderbirds, losing the first game 10-4 before falling in the nightcap 15-3.

Candice Halk struck out 13 Riverside batters while going 4-4 at the plate to lead Cross County to the victory in the first game of the twin-bill. Robi Guzman pitched the Lady Thunderbirds to victory in the second game as Cross County rapped out 29 hits in the two games. Cross County is now a perfect 8-0 on the season.

Riverside was led in the first game by Magan Adams who went 3-4 with an RBI while Sam Dunigan went 1-4 and scored a run. Amber Murphy, Miranda Boyd, and Amanda Milligan all scored runs for the Lady Rebels. In the nightcap, Adams went 1-4 with an RBI, Kassie Douglas was 1-2 with a run scored, while Boyd went 1-3 with one run scored. Kelsey Turner drove in two runs and Milligan scored one run to cap off the Lady Rebel offense in the second game.

"Our problem has been we have one bad inning and it's hard to recover from that," said Riverside Softball Coach T.J. Eakins. "We don't have the type of offense to come back from big deficits. This is the last week of conference play, so it's time to come together and play ball and get ready for post season play."

Riverside will return to action Monday with a doubleheader against Bay at Lake City in conference play. The Lady Rebels will travel to Marmaduke Thursday afternoon for a 3:30 single game in non-conference action before traveling to Marked Tree to close out the conference season with a 4:00 doubleheader against the Indians.

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