Lady Chargers take wins & look to next games

Submitted by Lucretia Moss

The Lady Chargers were to face Ethel on Monday night, but due to weather conditions, the game was postponed until Tuesday.

Even though the weather was not much better, the game went on.  Ethel Tiger Lauren Bouchillon led off with a base hit followed by a double.  Both would score when Avery Bouchillon hit up 3rd base line to reach base on an error.  Ethel led 2 to 0 until the bottom of the 3rd.  Charger shortstop, Sarah Moss, got a base hit and scored with a Makenzie Toombs single closing the gap 2 to 1.

In the bottom of the 4th the Lady Chargers finally got warmed up on this very cold night and scored 4 runs.  Emily Robison on a double,  a Brennan Power single and Allie Brown laid down a bunt to load the bases.  A walk for Haley Lucas brought in the 1st of the 4 runs.  Toombs reached base on an error to score another and Lizzie Thomas scored 2 more on a base hit to put the Chargers ahead 5 to 2 going into the 6th inning. Ethel would score 1 in the 6th.  The Lady Chargers would hold on to take an 8 to 3 victory over the Tigers bringing their record to 4 wins 1 loss.

Moss pitching shutout.

Moss pitching shutout.

The regular scheduled game between Eupora and the Choctaw County Chargers was also postponed until Friday due to weather conditions and also moved to the Charger field.  It was another  cold night but the Lady Chargers were ready.  Sarah Moss took the mound for the Chargers with 3 up, 3 down for Eupora.  Kierra Fair led off for the Chargers with a single, followed by Moss, also with a single.  A sacrifice fly by Makenzie Toombs would score Fair for the 1st run in the game.  Lizzie Thomas also hit a single scoring Moss to give the Chargers a 2 to 0 lead going into the 2nd inning.  The only thing Eupora had going for them was 1 base hit in the 2nd and 4th innings.  The chargers scored 2 in the 3rd to increase their lead to 4 to 0 with a double by Moss and a home run by Senior, Haley Lucas.  In the bottom of the 4th Brown started things off with a single.  Fair reached base with a walk and Moss loaded bases after being hit by a pitch. Brown scored on a fielders choice by Lucas.  Toombs then hit a double scoring 3 more and later scored to increase lead by 9.  The Eagles still could not get anything going for them in the 5th as they went 3 up, 3 down once again.  In the bottom of the 5th, Moss started things off with a single, Lucas walked and Toombs loaded the bases after being hit by a pitch.  With bases loaded Lizzie Thomas came to the plate.  With the count full, Thomas was walked; Moss scored and that ended the game with a score of 10 to 0 in 5 innings for the Chargers.  Moss pitched a shut out for the Chargers striking out 4 and only giving up 2 hits on the night.  Coach Brown verified this was the 1st time that a group of his girls had defeated Eupora since 2010 when Erin Chandler pitched a 10 and 0 shut out.

Tooms pitching

Tooms pitching

 

Lucas celebrates home run

Lucas celebrates home run

The Junior Varsity Lady Chargers saw action on Friday night as they took the field for the first time this season against Eupora.  Lizzie Thomas was on the mound for the Chargers.  The Eagles were not able to score in the 1st inning, while the Chargers scored 3.  Halle Ruth Stevenson hit a single to start things off.  Brysa Maxwell reached base on a walk and Lizzie Thomas hit a single.  Stevenson scored on an error by Eupora.  Laiana Cork hit a triple and scored 2.  The Chargers held Eupora scoreless in the 2nd inning.  Abbie Paten walked in the bottom of the 2nd to later score.  Amelia Pratt, Thomas and Cork each hit singles in the inning.  Maxwell hit a double to score a run.  Allie Brown and Shakeria Smith each drew walks and a base hit by Hannah Harris scored 2 for the Chargers to increase lead 9 to 0.  Eupora would score 2 in the top of the 3rd but was not enough as the Chargers defeated Eupora 9 to 2 to record a win.

On Saturday, the Chargers hosted Kosciusko in a double header.  Kosciusko was scoreless in the 1st inning.  Kierra Fair reached base on an error and scored when Makenzie Toombs hit a double to put the Chargers on the board 1 to 0.  The 2nd and 3rd inning was the same for Kosciusko.  In the bottom of the 3rd, Sarah Moss started things off with a double, followed by Haley Lucas with a single and Toombs walked, loading the bases.  They would all score to increase the lead to 4 to 0.  Kosciusko got 2 hits in the 4th inning but was unable to score.  In the bottom of the 4th, Allie Brown hit a single to start things off.  Fair drew a walk.  Moss reached base on a fielders choice.  A double hit by Lucas scored both Fair and Moss to extend the lead 6 to 0.  Kosciusko remained scoreless in the 5th and 6th inning.  Fair drew another walk in the bottom of the 6th.  Lucas flew out to centerfield.  Fair tagged up and was able to score another run for the Chargers to

give them a 7 to 0 lead.  Kosciusko would score 2 in the 7th but was not enough as the Chargers take the win 7 to 2.  Toombs pitched a complete game with 8 strikeouts recorded.

In the 2nd game of the afternoon, Emily Robison took the mound for the Chargers.  Kosciusko would take a 1st inning 1 to 0 lead.  In the bottom of   the 3rd, Moss, Lucas and Toombs each hit singles and Moss was able to score to tie the game at 1 each.  The 4th inning was a defensive battle with no one scoring.

Sarah Moss came in to relieve Robison in the 5th.  Score remained tied at 1 thru the 7th inning so to extra innings we go.  Kosciusko was able to score 1 in the 8th.  The Chargers were unable to score a run and had to take a hard fough loss 2. to 1.  The Chargers record is now a 6 wins 2 losses in the season.

Next on schedule is a Spring Break Kosciusko Class.  On March 18th, the Chargers will be back at home to host Calhoun City.  JV will start at 5 with the Varsity playing at 6:15.  Come out and support the Lady Chargers.