FDA JV softball team stumbles at Lowndes

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, March 14, 2007

For the first time this season, the Fort Dale Academy junior varsity softball team experienced a loss as the Eagles fell behind Lowndes Academy early and could not catch up as the Rebels cruised to victory, 14-4.

The Rebels also went on to take game 2,

In the first game, Lowndes jumped out to an early 5-0 lead over the Eagles in the first inning and then increased the lead to 12 in the second inning before Fort Dale finally put things together offensively in the third inning to close the gap to 12-4.

The Rebels added two more runs in the fourth inning to seal the win.

For the Eagles, Lori Fail, Murphy Middleton, Erin Taylor and Katie Wilson each had a hit with Fail, Taylor, Wilson and McCall Watson each scoring a run.

Taylor had the only extra-base hit of the afternoon with a third-inning double.

The Fort Dale JV softball team will return to action Saturday at 2 p.m. at Faith Academy.

Lowndes 11, Fort Dale 5 (Game 2)

In the second game of Monday's double-header, Fort Dale opened a 4-1 lead in the first inning when the Eagles batted around, scoring Erin Taylor, Lori Fail, Katie Wilson and Murphy Middleton.

The Eagles would not hold the lead long as the Rebels answered Fort Dale's four-run first inning with four runs in the second inning to take a 5-4 lead.

The Rebels would not trail again.

In the fourth inning, Lowndes added six runs to secure the win, 11-5.

Offensively for the Eagles, Anne Blake Langford was the leading hitter with a 2-for-2 performance.

Anne Carol Branum, Taylor and Wilson also each had a hit.

Fort Dale 14, Monroe 4

Erin Taylor went the distance Friday as the Fort Dale Academy junior varsity softball team improved to 2-0 with a dominating 14-4 win over the Monroe Academy Volunteers.

The Eagles jumped out to an early 3-2 first-inning lead and then increased the lead to three in the second inning, five in the third inning, seven in the fourth inning, nine in the fifth inning and 12 in the final inning before Monroe pulled the margin to within 10 during the final at bat.

Offensively for the Eagles, Lori Fail and Katie Wilson were the leading hitters with two hits apiece. Fail finished 2-for-3 with four runs and two stolen bases while Wilson finished 2-for-4 with one run scored, a double, a stolen base and two RBI's.

Abbey Martin and Taylor also each had a hit in the win, with Taylor finishing with four runs scored.

Taylor earned the win for the Eagles while Dawson picked up the loss for the Volunteers.

Fort Dale 8, Pike Liberal 7

The Fort Dale Academy junior varsity softball team got off to a hot start March 6 and opened the 2007 season with an 8-7 win over the Pike Liberal Arts Patriots.

For the Eagles, Katie Wilson was the leading hitter, going 2-for-4 with a triple, an RBI and a run scored.