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Lady Eagles walk past Charleston in extra innings

Sunday, March 30, 2008

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East Prairie's Lydia Cartwright connects for a single against Charleston Friday.
EAST PRAIRIE -- The rain held off long enough for the East Prairie Lady Eagles to slip past the visiting Charleston Lady Bluejays on Friday afternoon in game one of a scheduled double-header. Game two never began play due to weather, but the first contest lasted long enough for the Lady Eagles to score the winning run in the bottom of the eight inning to win 8-7.

In the bottom of the first inning Megan Britt led off with a single for East Prairie and later scored on a passed ball.

Charleston had no immediate answer, but in the top of the third the Lady Bluejays tied the game on a Brittany Stack single that brought in Emily Dugan for the run.

The Lady Eagles went back on top in the bottom of the fourth, and in the fifth inning both teams rattled off four runs apiece. Charleston scored their runs on three hits, two errors and a couple of walks, while East Prairie recorded three consecutive singles and eventually plated four.

In extra innings, the Lady Bluejays scored on a passed ball in the top half of the eighth, but the Lady Eagles answered with two runs in the bottom half, including the winning run scored by Rachel White that was walked in while Blaire Peters was at the plate.

Adalyn Woodard picked up the victory for East Prairie, going the distance giving up 12 hits and striking out six. Kayla Mackenzie allowed 14 hits and eight walks for Charleston in the loss. Mackenzie had two strikeouts in eight innings pitched.

Britt was 4-for-5 at the plate with an RBI and a double for the Lady Eagles, while Dugan and Jordan Duenne were both 4-for-5 with two doubles apiece.

Charleston 001 041 01 - 7

East Prairie 100 140 02 - 8

WP -- Adalyn Woodard; LP -- Kayla Mackenzie. 2B -- Megan Britt (EP), Hannah Lemmons (EP); Emily Dugan 2 (C), Jordan Duenne 2 (C). Multiple hitters -- Megan Britt (EP), Madelyn Branum (EP), Lydia Cartwright (EP), Hannah Lemmons (EP); Emily Dugan (C), Jordan Duenne (C), Brittany Stack (C).