Lady Cyclones knock off Volunteer in Upper Lakes play

Published 2:01 am Friday, March 25, 2022

BY IVAN SANDERS
STAR SPORTS EDITOR
After struggling with the bat against Sullivan East cost them a loss on Tuesday, the Elizabethton Lady Cyclones were determined not to allow the same thing to happen against conference foe Volunteer.
Behind 11 hits and a dandy of a pitching performance from Madisun Pritchard, Coach Ken Hardins Lady Cyclones picked up an 8-1 win over the Lady Falcons.
Pritchard pitched the complete game allowing one run on six hits while fanning nine Lady Falcon batters with one walk.
At the dish for the Lady Cyclones, four players recorded two hits each including Maely Ingram, Mollie Johnson, Maddie O’Quinn, and Kenidy Harris. Harris also drove in four runs in the contest with O’Quinn picking up three RBIs.
A turning point in the game came in the top of the fourth for Volunteer when the Lady Falcons put runners on the corners with only one out. Pritchard got out of the inning, however, by setting the next two batters down on strikeouts and then proceeded to strike out the side in the top of the fifth.
The Lady Cyclones scored all of their runs early in the game as they recorded three runs in the bottom of the first and five in the bottom of the second.
Volunteer’s lone run came across the plate in the top of the seventh inning. Bryleigh Salyer and Kendra Huff led the visitors at the plate as both Lady Falcons had two hits apiece.
Emily Wyatt took the loss for Volunteer as the hurler went two innings in the circle giving up all of Elizabethton’s eight runs on 10 hits. Wyatt struck out two and walked one.

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