Lady Buccaneers Softball falls to Philip Barbour, 14-3

One Lady Buc batting during a previous game. PHOTO SUBMITTED

TENNERTON — Head Coach Levi Bender’s Lady Bucs Softball Team (6-4) took on their Route 33 neighbor and rivals, the Philip Barbour Colts, this past Monday, April 11. The Lady Bucs could not seem to find a rhythm offensively, struggling to revive their offense after a big first inning, culminating in a 14-3 loss to the Colts.  

The game started off promising for the Lady Buccaneers as after holding the Colts scoreless in the top for the first inning, got the scoring off early in the bottom first, as Taylor Spratt drove in both Robin Ball and Shelby McDaniels after hitting a line drive single to right field. Brooklyn Robinson hit an arching fly ball, nearly soaring straight up in the air that proved to be too much for the Philip Barbour pitcher to handle, with the error allowing McDaniels to come home.  

Despite the promising start, the Colts pulled away for good with six runs in the second inning. A combination of solid hitting by the Colts, paired with a few untimely errors by the Lady Bucs defense led to the huge Philip Barbour run. To end the game, the Lady Bucs did not find the scoreboard for the final five innings, while the Colts scored all 14 runs during that span.  

Pitcher Jansen Kimble was in the circle for Lady Buccaneers. Kimble allowed 11 hits and nine runs over five innings, while not walking a single batter. Meghan Bailey came in to throw one inning in relief of Kimble out of the bullpen. 

Offensively, the Lady Buccaneers collected a total of five hits against the Colts. Only McDaniels and Spratt had multiple hit days for Bender’s Lady Buccaneers. Both Spratt and McDaniels each collected two hits apiece to lead Lady Buccaneers in an all-around tough game at the plate.  

With four more games this week against, Bridgeport, Roxane County and Lewis County twice; the Lady Bucs have plenty of opportunities to rebound from an off-day against the Colts.  

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