Home runs carry Lady Rebels to wins over EPC, Bay
Riverside used the long ball to pick up a pair of conference victories over East Poinsett County and Bay last week in 3AA South Conference softball action.
Kassie Douglas ripped a three run homer to lead a twelve hit Lady Rebel attack as Riverside hammered East Poinsett County 17-0 Monday afternoon at Caraway. Sam Dunigan belted a three run home run to lead the Rebels to a 3-2 win Tuesday afternoon over Bay as Riverside and the Lady Yellowjackets split a twin bill at Caraway.
Riverside used an EPC error with two outs to explode for 15 runs in the bottom of the second inning to blow open a 2-0 contest as the Lady Rebels enjoyed their biggest inning of the season in rolling over the Lday Warriors.
Kelsey Turner went 3-3 and drove in two runs to pace the Lady Rebels offensively. Turner socked a double, scored three times and stole three bases. Jesse Mann and Dunigan both finished 2-2 with a pair of runs scored while Katey Campbell was also 2-2 with an RBI and a run scored. Douglas went 1-2 with three RBIs and a pair of runs scored. Emilee Hook drove in three runs with a bases clearing triple while Kailey Holt went 1-3 with an RBI and stole a pair of bases. Morgan Emery also swiped three bases and scored three times. Magan Adams finished with a run scored and an RBI.
Dunigan picked up the victory, allowing just one hit.
After dropping the opener of the doubleheader with Bay 6-3, the Lady Rebels bounced back to win the nightcap, evening their conference mark at 2-2. The Lady Rebels built a 3-0 lead thanks to Dunigan's three run shot in the fourth inning. Bay rallied with two runs in the fifth, including a solo home run by Lindsey Webb, but Riverside held on, as Dunigan evened her record at 3-3 by going five innings, striking out two while scattering seven hits.
Riverside was led at the plate by Dunigan, who was a perfect 2-2 with three RBI(s and a run scored. Katey Campbell had the only other Rebel hit, a third inning double. Kelsey Turner and Jesse Mann both scored runs for Riverside.
Riverside scored three runs in the first inning, only to see Bay come from behind to win the opener 6-3. Bay scored two runs in the second and took the lead for good with two more runs in the third. The Lady Jackets added two insurance runs in the fourth and held on for the win.
Jesse Mann led Riverside at the plate going 2-2 with two RBIs and a run scored. Sam Dunigan went 1-2 with an RBI and a run scored while Kelsey Turner finished 1-3. Turner (0-1) took the loss, going five innings, finishing with four strikeouts and three walks. Turner scattered seven hits and gave up all six runs.
Riverside, now 4-3 on the year, will return to action Monday when they host Rector in a double header at Caraway. The Lady Rebels travel to Lepanto to take on EPC Tuesday afternoon before returning home to face Maynard Thursday afternoon at Lake City.