Lady Indians triumphant in 10-1 district win over Greensville

Published 11:02 am Saturday, May 11, 2013

COURTLAND—The Lady Indians knocked around the Greensville Eagles Thursday, cruising to a 10-1 Southside District victory.

The Indians used 10 hits, five walks and a hit batter to take advantage of six Greensville errors to tally their 10 runs. Kaylee Edwards and Emily Nelson both went two for four at the plate with a pair of RBIs. TaLisha Jenkins led the team with three RBIs — with a pair of them coming during part of a five run fourth inning.

The Indians’ scoring started in the top of the first. Zoe Dunlow singled and gained second base on an Eagle error. She then scored on an RBI single by Nelson. In the second inning a 2-out RBI double by Kaylee Edwards scored Shelby Billups from first. Billups had drawn a 2-out walk. In the third inning the Indians separated themselves from the Eagles by putting up three runs on four consecutive hits to start the inning. Nelson led off with a single and then she scored on a Madison Cabell double. Cabell scored on a Cortney Greene double and Greene scored on the third straight double, this one off the bat of Jenkins.

The ladies would go on to load the bases on a hit batsmen and walk, but were unable to score another run, leaving the score at 5-1 after three innings.

In the fourth inning, Emily Nelson led off again, this time missing an over the fence home run by about three feet, as the ball short hopped the fence and a misplay on the relay throw allowed Nelson to score after a stand up triple.

After a series of three Greensville errors allowed Cabell and Greene to reach base, they both scored on a throwing error and put Jenkins at third. After a Megan Duck walk, a ground out from Heather Bradshaw and single by Shelby Billups brought in the final two runs of the game. The Indians again threatened with runners on second and third with one out after an Edwards liner ricocheted off the Greensville third basemen. But Billups was thrown out at home trying to score and a ground out ended the threat and scoring and the game finished at 10-1.

Megan Duck pitched all seven innings for the win. Scattering 10 hits, issuing a single walk and allowed only the one run.

The Ladies improve to 7-2 on the year and traveled to Prince Edward Friday afternoon.