Lady Rebels romp past BIC 14-4

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Lady Mustang centerfielder Vicky Esparza reaches for the ball during Friday afternoon's softball game against Riverside at Lake City.

Riverside scored seven runs in the second inning and went on to post a 14-4 ten-run rule victory over Buffalo Island Central in girls softball action Friday afternoon at Lake City.

The Lady Mustangs took a 1-0 lead, scoring a run in the top of the first inning, but Riverside answered with three of its own in the bottom of the frame to grab a 2-1 edge. The Lady Rebels exploded for seven runs in the bottom of the second to extend their advantage to 10-1. Two more runs in the third gave Riverside a 12-1 lead before BIC crossed the plate three times in the top of the fourth, slicing the Lady Rebels margin to 12-4. Riverside plated two more runs in their half of the inning and held BIC scoreless in the fifth to close the game out.

Riverside out-hit BIC 12-6. Anna Mason was the star for the Lady Rebels, banging out a pair of doubles while driving in four runs and scoring once. Mason also picked up the win on the mound, going the distance, allowing just one earned run on six hits while fanning nine Lady Mustangs.

Riverside pitcher Anna Mason (holding ball) celebrates with teammates Carson Smith (12), Alexis Boatman, Mallory Felton and Haven Robertson (10) after recording a strikeout during Friday afternoon's softball battle with Buffalo Island Central.  

Katie Towery had a big day at the plate for Riverside, lacing a pair of singles to go along with a double. Towery had four RBI and crossed the plate three times. Carson Smith went 2-2 and scored three times while Carmen Campbell smashed an RBI double and scored a run. Hannah Shinall had a run scoring single and scored twice, Ashlynn Wright belted an RBI single while Whitney Wagganor singled and scored twice. Alexis Boatman had a base hit and scored a run, Mallory Felton plated two runs while Haven Robertson scored once.

Emma Graddy and Jealynn Cates had two hits each for the Lady Mustangs.

Riverside opened its season Tuesday at Harrisburg, falling 16-1 to the Lady Hornets. Riverside was plagued by fielding miscues, committing 10 errors on the day.

The Lady Hornets scored 10 times in the opening inning and added five more in the second frame to blow the game open. Harrisburg pounded out 12 hits while the Lady Rebels were held hitless by freshman Lady Hornet Kloey Harlson. Harlson fanned 11 Lady Rebels on the afternoon while having a perfect day at the plate, going 2-2 with three RBI.

Jehlian Wright cracked a homerun and a double, going 4-4 with three RBI to power the Lady Hornets at the plate. Kaitlyn Adams also had a pair of hits and two RBI.

Wagganor had an RBI and stole a base while Shinall scored Riverside’s only run and also swiped two bases. Towery took the loss for Riverside.

The Lady Rebels will begin a busy week Monday when they travel to Piggott. Riverside will go to Manila on Thursday before participating in the Bearcat Blast Friday and Saturday.

BIC hosts Marked Tree Tuesday, followed by a home game Thursday against Bay. The Lady Mustangs will also play in the Bearcat Blast Friday and Saturday.

The BIC baseball team will open their season Tuesday when they play host to Marked Tree. The Mustangs will entertain East Poinsett County Thursday.

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