BREAKING IN THE FIELD: Lady Bulldogs rally past Luverne for the sweep
Published 12:05 am Wednesday, March 21, 2018
The Andalusia Lady Bulldogs broke in their new field with a two-game sweep over Luverne on Tuesday at Andalusia High School.
In the opening game of the day, the Lady Bulldogs’ junior varsity squad downed Luverne 14-0.
Mollie Furr got the start the for the Lady Bulldogs on the mound and struck out two batters in the opening frame.
In the bottom of the first inning, a pair of two-out walks and an error allowed the Lady Bulldogs to go up 2-0.
The Lady Bulldogs blew the game wide open in the bottom of the second inning.
In the final game, the Lady Bulldogs rallied for a 12-5 victory.
Mary Katherine Salter started at pitcher for the Lady Bulldogs and struck out the first batter she faced.
Salter got the next batter to ground out, but then a walk and an error gave Luverne some life.
The Lady Tigers took advantage and pushed across two runs with a double.
Andalusia loaded the bases in the bottom of the first inning, but were unable to get a run across.
Luverne loaded the bases with no outs in the top of the second inning and pushed across three runs on two walks and a hit batter.
The Lady Bulldogs began to claw back in the bottom of the second.
Salter drove in Sydney Ray with a two-out single and then a run scored on an error to make the score 5-2 heading into the third inning.
Luverne got a leadoff walk in the top of the third, but Salter countered with three-straight strikeouts.
In the bottom of third, Raygen Clarke was hit by a pitch to start the frame and then Sydney Arnett hammered a ball over the fence in left to leave the Lady Bulldogs trailing 5-4.
A few batters later, Zaria Jones drove in Alaina Nettles to tie the game.
The Lady Bulldogs then loaded the bases with two outs off walks to Olivia Amerson and Salter.
Millie Manring then gave the Lady Bulldogs the lead when she drove in pair of runs off of an error.
Arnett followed with a single to put the Lady Bulldogs on top 9-5
Clarke then came around to score on an error to put Andalusia up 10-5 after three innings of play.
Andalusia held off Luverne to complete the sweep.