Lady Saints net 1st win of the year

Published 12:05 am Friday, March 4, 2016

Paige Taylor rips a single to drive in former Straughn teammate Katelyn Kinsaul.

Paige Taylor rips a single to drive in former Straughn teammate Katelyn Kinsaul.

After losing the first game to Shelton State 9-1, the LBWCC Lady Saints picked up their first win of the season in game two by beating the Lady Bucs 6-0 Thursday at LBWCC.






In the first game Shelton State jumped out front early and held off the Lady Saints in the final innings for a 9-1 win.

In the top of the fifth inning, the Lady Bucs tacked on a pair of runs to go on top 6-0.

The Lady Saints weren’t ready to give up and in the bottom of the sixth inning they pushed across a run to make it 6-1.

Hannah Fountain started the inning off with an infield single and moved up to second on a sacrifice bunt from Katelyn Kinsaul.

Fountain later came around to score on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Tori Fletcher.

However, the Lady Bucs added three runs in the top of seventh inning for a final of 9-1.





In the second game, the Lady Saints got a big game on the mound from sophomore Tara Trant to give LBWCC a 6-0 victory for their first win of the season.

Trant sat the down the Lady Bucs in order in the first two inning and then in the bottom of the second inning the Lady Saints’ bats came to life.

Taylor Bethea led off with a walk and then Fountain and Paige Johnson reached to load the bases for Trant.

Trant lifted a ball into short right field allowing Beathea to score easily. The Bucs made a wild throw to the infield and Johnson scored on the play to give the Lady Saints a 2-0 lead.

Next up, Mara Morse ripped a double into the gap that plated two runs. Morse then scored on a passed ball to put the Lady Saints up 5-0.

Kinsaul then reached on an infield single and promptly stole second before being driven in on a two-out single from Paige Taylor to put the Saints up 6-0.

Trant continued to pound the strike zone and sat down the Lady Buc batters one after another.

The Lady Bucs made some good contact on a few pitches, but the Lady Saints’ defense was always there to make a play.

“Finally, we put all three aspects of the game together,” Lady Saints’ head coach Candace Tucker said. “We took advantage of some things they did early and we held them off in the end. It feels good to get a win finally and maybe that got the monkey off our back. One thing, I really have to brag on my pitcher (Tara Trant) she pitched a great game today and on top of that I think she has about 75 percent of our RBIs on the year. “