Fort Dale Academy JV softball team drops three in a row

Published 12:00 am Saturday, March 24, 2007

After the starting off the season on a high note, the Fort Dale Academy junior varsity softball team struggled this week, dropping games at Hooper and Pike Liberal.

In Monday's game at Hooper, the Eagles faired much better against the Colts than they did Saturday at the Pike Liberal tournament, but still fell short, 5-2.

The Eagles took an early 2-0 lead over the Colts, but Hooper stormed back in the second inning to tie the game and then took the lead for good with a three-run third-inning.

Offensively for the Eagles, Abbey Martin, Lori Fail, Murphy Middleton, Katie Wilson and McCall Watson each had a hit. Fail and Middleton also each scored a run for Fort Dale while Martin finished with a triple and two RBI's.

For the Colts, Ivy Watts, Courtney Baker, Toni Flowers, Jennifer Mynnelly and Whitney Baker each had a hit in the win.

On the mound, Baker earned the win while Wilson picked up the loss.

The Eagles will return to action April 2 as they travel to Edgewood for a double-header starting at 4 p.m.

Hooper 12, Fort Dale (Game 1, Pike Tourney)

The Fort Dale Academy JV softball team scattered just three hits against the Hooper Colts in the first game of the Pike Liberal tournament March 17 and fell short in the end via the mercy rule, 12-2.

Lori Fail, Katie Wilson and McCall Watson each had a hit for the Eagles while Fail and Wilson also each scored a run.

For the Colts, Miranda Raybon had two hits while Ivy Watts, Bethany Casey, Courtney Baker and Jennifer Mynnelly each had one.

Casey earned the win for Hooper while Wilson picked up the loss for the Eagles. Wilson struck out six batters for Fort Dale.

SMCA 8, Fort Dale 4

After tying the game at 2-2 in the bottom of the first inning March 17, the Fort Dale Academy Eagles saw the game slip away in the second inning as the South Montgomery County Academy Raiders scored five runs to secure the win, 8-4.

Katie Wilson was the leading hitter for the Eagles with a 2-for-3 performance, including a run scored.

Lori Fail, Anne Blake Langford and Murphy Middleton also each had a hit for the Eagles.

For the Raiders, Meredith was the leading hitter with three hits, followed by Broadway and Cantey with two hits apiece and Massey and Askew each with a hit.

Cantey earned the win for SMCA while Wilson picked up the loss for the Eagles.