Lady Bulldogs cage Lady Jags

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, April 22, 2003

The Andalusia Lady Bulldogs rebounded from a 6-2 road loss to Geneva with a 17-2 blowout victory against the visiting Hillcrest Lady Jaguars on Tuesday.

Monday's loss to Geneva must have served as motivation for the Lady Bulldogs because they hit the diamond ready to play Tuesday.

Rachel Jones was the starting pitcher for the Lady Bulldogs and she recorded two strikeouts in the first inning as the Lady Jags failed to score despite a hit.

In the bottom of the first inning, the Lady Bulldogs used a series of free passes and wild pitches to score four runs. Heather Self, Ashley Johnson, Kayla Brown and Rachel Jones each scored in the inning for Andalusia.

Jones struck out two more Lady Jags in the top of the second inning as the Hillcrest offense continued to struggle.

The Lady Bulldogs plated three more runs in the bottom of the second inning for a 7-0 lead. Meredith Greene, Katie Tyler and Johnson each scored in the frame. Two runs scored when Kayla Brown hit the ball to short and forced an error.

The Lady Jags answered with two runs in the top of the third as Jones began to have control problems. The Lady Jags scored two runs on five walks, an error and two passed balls. Jones also struck out one batter in the inning.

The Lady Bulldogs took a big bite in the bottom of the third inning scoring seven runs for a 14-2 lead.

Meagan Faust started things off by drawing a walk and came around to score. Jodi Hanchey struck out and stole first. She also scored in the inning. Tyler had a two-RBI triple in the frame and scored a run. Johnson knocked in a run when the center fielder dropped her fly ball. She also scored in the inning. Brown and Jones also scored for Andalusia in the third inning.

Kacey Russell went in as the new pitcher for the Lady Bulldogs in the top of the fourth, and after hitting the first batter she faced, got out of a jam with two strikeouts.

Andalusia added three runs in the bottom of the fourth inning when Tyler, Self and Johnson scored to end the game. Self had an RBI-triple in the inning. Johnson scored from third base when ball four to Hannah Bush got past the catcher.

The Lady Bulldogs are now 11-8 on the season.