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March 27, 2012

Sulphur Springs pulls away from Lady Lions


GREENVILLE — Sulphur Springs 9,

Greenville (girls) 3

  The Sulphur Springs Lady Wildcats broke open a close softball game on Monday at Monty Stratton Field with four runs in the sixth to grab a 9-3 victory over the Greenville Lady Lions.

  The Lady Wildcats jumped on Greenville starting pitcher Rachael Cook for a three-run first inning as Katie Dougan doubled, followed by a Meagan McCullough single. Gracie Cable was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Kiana Johnson then singled with two outs to drive in Dougan, McCullough and Cable.

  Cook then settled down to throw four scoreless innings. Cook finished the game with four strikeouts.

  Greenville scored a run in the second as Megan Shaw led off with a walk, stole second and advanced to third on Ashley Walden’s single. Shaw then scored on a wild pitch.

  Sulphur Springs scored four runs in the sixth as Hailey Dixon singled, Maci McGlamery reached on a Greenville error and then Katie Sapough delivered a two-run single. Katie Dougan singled to drive in Sapough. Sapough stole second and scored on a wild pitch.

  Greenville struck back in the bottom of the sixth as Katie Threndyle led off with a double and Vanessa Rico singled. Alison Threndyle singled, scoring Katie Threndyle and Vanessa Rico, cutting the Sulphur Springs lead to 7-3.

  The Lady Wildcats added two more runs in the seventh on two Greenville errors and Toni Cody’s two-run double.

  Greenville will entertain Royse City at 6:30 p.m. today.

                              District 13-4A softball

Sulphur Springs    300    004    2    —9 11 0

Greenville             010    002    0    —3   8 5

  WP: Hailey Dixon, 8 hits, 3 runs, 3 ERs, 5 BBs, 6 Ks.

  LP: Rachael Cook, 11 hits, 9 runs, 9 ERs, 0 BBs, 4 Ks.

                             Leading hitters

  SS: Katie Dougan 4-5, 1 RBI; Meagan McCulloough 0-3, 1 RBI; Jaleigh Avery 1-4, 2 RBIs; Kiana Johnson 1-3, 1 RBI; Hailey Dixon 2-3, 1 RBI; Katie Sapough 2-2, 2 RBIs; Toni Cody 1-1, RBI.

  G: Alison Threndyle 1-3, 2 RBIs; Brianna Fauley 1-4, Rachael Cook 1-2, Sidney Tippit 1-3, Katie Threndyle 1-3, Ashley Walden 1-3, Vanessa Rico 2-3.

  Records: SS 13-11-1, 5-1; G 1-5.

  Next game: Royse City at Greenville, 6:30 p.m. today.

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