March 25, 2009 Edition

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Lady Cats win
two, lose two

Walnut Ridge's Alivia Hackworth pitches the ball to a Melbourne batter on Friday. The Lady Cats came up short in the game, losing 2-0.
Submitted Photo ~ Ashley George
Nathan Hibbard
Staff Writer

Melbourne scored a run in each of the first two innings and held on to defeat Walnut Ridge 2-0 in high school softball action Friday at Melbourne.

Walnut Ridge pitcher Alivia Hackworth allowed just two hits and one earned run for the game.

The Lady Bobcats are now 4-3 overall and 2-2 in 2A-2 conference play.


The Lady Cats lost at Salem 10-1 on March 17.

Trailing 7-0, Walnut Ridge scored its only run in the top of the fifth inning. The Lady Greyhounds scored a run in the bottom of the inning and added two more in the sixth inning to set the final score.

Hackworth gave up 10 runs on 10 hits, and recorded three strikeouts.

At the plate, Hackworth had two hits, while Josie Wagoner and Taylor Wagoner each had one hit.


Walnut Ridge rallied for a pair of come-from-behind wins to sweep Cotter in a doubleheader on March 16. In the first game, Walnut Ridge scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to earn a 3-1 win.

Brittney Dobbs tied the game with an RBI single, and Taylor Wagoner followed with a two-run single to put the Lady Cats ahead.

Dobbs batted 2-for-3 with an RBI, while Taylor Wagoner had a hit and two RBIs. Ashley Baker and Josie Wagoner each had one hit.

Hackworth earned the pitching win, allowing six hits and striking out four.

The Lady Bobcats completed the sweep with a 2-1 win in the second game.

Trailing 1-0 in the sixth inning, the Lady Cats tied the game on a squeeze bunt by Carrie Massey. Dobbs followed with a single to drive in the winning run.

Hackworth recorded seven strikeouts in earning her fourth victory of the season.

At the plate, Dobbs finished with one hit and one RBI, and Carrie Massey had an RBI. Hackworth had two hits, and Baker, Taylor Wagoner and Beth Massey each had one hit.

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