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Lady Cyclones record pair of Grand Strand wins

Johnson City Press • Mar 25, 2019 at 10:18 PM

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.—Elizabethton got the job done in Monday’s Grand Strand Classic softball activity, notching 7-4 victories over A.B. Ryan and Ohio’s East Lake 7-4.

The Lady Cyclones banged out 13 hits against A.B. Ryan, getting two each from Maggie Johnson (2 runs), Madisun Pritchard (double), Haley Fair and Hannah Edwards. Tori Roberts stole a pass of bases.

Pritchard worked all seven innings from the pitching circle, giving up just two earned runs and collecting five strikeouts.

Next came East Lake, and again Elizabethton piled up 13 hits. Kira Dillard went 3 for 3 with a pair of runs while Johnson put together a 3-for-4 effort highlighted by a double.

Autumn Hensley homered and finished with four RBIs as she, Maddie O’Quinn (2 runs) and Marley Wagner added two hits apiece.

Kalie Peters picked up the pitching win, yielding three earned runs en route to a complete game.

GULF SHORES CLASSIC

Sullivan East knocked off a pair of Alabama teams, defeating Chilton County 7-3 before edging West Point 5-4. A time limit shortened both games to five innings.

Chelsea Sams clubbed two home runs, tripled, totaled five RBIs and scored three times in a 3-for-3 showing against Chilton. Cayden Bawgus went 2 for 3 to back pitcher Katelyn Loudy (3-2).

West Point scored two runs in the top of the fourth and fifth frames to take a 4-2 lead, but Cassie Little’s two-out, pinch-hit triple in the Lady Patriots’ final at-bats cleared the bases.

Kylee Wolfe batted 2 for 2 and improved to 4-1 from the pitching circle.

BASEBALL

Sunday

Sullivan East 12, Penn Hills (Pa.) 1

With Dylan White going 4 for 4 with a triple, four runs and two RBIs, the Patriots had an easy time with Penn Hills.

Eli Milhorn turned in a 3-for-3 performance, adding two runs and driving in a pair. Hunter Mullins accounted for three RBIs, Dylan Bartley had two and both players batted 2 for 3 with a double.

Bartley tallied eight strikeouts over five innings, allowing three hits and the one run.

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