Lady Bulldogs split decisions

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The Andalusia Lady Bulldogs spilt decisions on Monday afternoon falling to Ariton but topping Robertsdale in Ariton.



In the first game of the day, the Lady Bulldogs fought back but fell 10-6 to Ariton.

The Lady Bulldogs got on the board first in the top of the first inning after Millie Manring reached on a two-out single and then Haley Ballard drove her in with a double to right.

Lady Bulldog pitcher Mary Katherine Salter picked up a pair of strikeouts in the bottom of the first inning, but an error and a single allowed Ariton to tie the game 1-1.

Ariton went on top in the bottom of the second inning when a single, walk, and two errors allowed four runs to come around to score.

In the top of the third inning, a pop out and a strikeout left the Lady Bulldogs with two quick outs.

Manring and Ballard singled with two outs before Zaria Jones walked to load the bases for the Lady Bulldogs.

Sydney Ray then drew a bases loaded walk to push across Manring for a score.

Alana Nettles followed with a single to right field that brought around Ballard and Jones.

Chloe Mikel followed with a hard hit ball to shortstop that caused an error from Ariton. The error allowed Ray and Nettles to score and give the Lady Bulldogs a 6-5 lead.

The big blow to the Lady Bulldogs came in the bottom of the fourth inning when a grand slam from Ariton put them on top 9-6.

Nettles led the way at the plate for the Lady Bulldogs going 1-for-2 with two RBIs and one run scored.

Ballard and Manring finished with two hits each in the loss to Ariton.

Manring scored two runs and Ballard scored one run and drove one run in.



The Lady Bulldogs rallied in the fourth inning to help them knock off Robertsdale 6-3.

Robertsdale grabbed the lead in the top of third inning when two walks, two singles, a double and an error allowed three runs to come around to score.

Aaliyah Lawrence singled to start the bottom of the third inning and then moved around to third on a single from Ballard.

Jones followed with an infield single that allowed Lawrence to score the first run of the game of the Lady Bulldogs.

In the bottom of the fourth inning, Mikel reached on a error and then singles from Nettles and Salter loaded up the bases for the Lady Bulldogs.

Haley Harper then tied the game up with a single to right that brought around Mikel and Nettles to score.

The Lady Bulldogs loaded the bases back up with a single from Olivia Amerson with one out in the inning.

Ballard then ripped a double to right field that cleared all the ducks off the pond and help give the Lady Bulldogs a 6-3 victory.

Salter picked up the win on the mound for the Lady Bulldogs.

Ballard led the way at the plate for the Lady Bulldogs going 2-for-2 with three RBIs.