Two home runs, big late innings earn Lady Rangers a 13-3 conference win

Published 9:42 pm Wednesday, March 23, 2022

BY C.Y. PETERS
Just as the sun was going down and the air was cooling off, the
Unaka Rangerette’s caught on fire.
Leading by only one run, 4-3 going into the bottom of the fourth inning,
Kendall Barton was hit by a pitch and Kylie Blevins reached base on an error.
After one out, Sadie Shoun would start the runs crossing the plate with a big
single. Lyndie Ramsey would advance runners to second and third on a sacrifice
bunt.
Julie Faust got a hit, Kendall Bare reached base on a fielder’s choice, then Alanna
Parsons sent one to the 30-yard line of the football field to clear the bases.
Unaka would score six runs in the fourth to take a 10-3 lead.
Sadie Shoun pitched the first three innings for the Rangers striking
out seven and giving up no hits.
Carrie Stout pitched one inning giving up one hit, then Trinty Bowers shut down
the Bucs and ended the game by striking out all three batters in the top of the fifth
and then clearing the bases with a home run in the bottom  of the inning for the
10-run rule win.
Bowers home run came after Shoun singled, Faust got on base with a fielders choice
and Parsons doubled with a crushing shot up the middle.
Unaka scored 13 runs on nine hits, while their pitchers struck out 11 batters for the win.
Emma Chandley reached base on the Jr. Buc’s only hit.
“We started out slow, stated Coach Kenneth Chambers, but we got focused and started
playing ball. “I put some different people in to play some different positions.”
Mattie Salyer has a double in the third as the Rangers scored their first four runs in the inning.
Shoun was awarded the win. Reece suffered the loss.

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