Lowndes softball takes fourth

Published 12:00 am Monday, April 10, 2006

The Selma Times-journal

The Lowndes Academy softball team was involved in a trio of shutout games over the weekend.

Despite winning two of them, the Lady Rebels managed a fourth-place finish in the Macon East Tournament.

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Lowndes split a pair of games Friday and then split again Saturday.

The team opened the tourney with a 2-0 win over Edgewood. Chelsie Pitts pitched a complete game, allowing four hits and striking out eight batters.

Jessica Ward’s RBI double in the fourth and Jordan Insinga’s score on a passed ball in the fifth accounted for the only runs of the game.

Lee Scott took the Lady Rebels down 8-2 later on that Friday. The Lady Warriors broke out for five runs in the first inning and knocked Lowndes starter Kaitlyn Barron out after posting two more in the fourth.

Chelsea Kilpatrick and Sydney Eagerton scored Lowndes’ only runs in the seventh.

Saturday, Lowndes again began things with a two-run shutout. Pitts pitched a complete game and struck out nine in a win over Faith.

Kilpatrick doubled in Insinga in the first, and Insinga scored on an error in the third to wrap up scoring for the game.

Faith managed just four hits.

The final game of the tournament was a rematch with Edgewood.

With the bitter taste of the Friday shutout possibly still in their mouths, the Lady Wildcats turned the tables around and won 4-0.

The Lady Rebels put three hits on the board in the first three innings and did not get another the rest of the game.

Edgewood got on the board in the third after Hillary Hughes singled and later came around to score.

The Lady Wildcats put three more on the board in the fifth.

Jessica Ward worked the first two innings after handing the ball over to Insinga, who went the next two. Pitts finished the game on the hill.

Things went better for Lowndes Thursday when it took an 18-0 win over Autauga Academy.

The Lady Rebels exploded for an eight-run second inning, putting them ahead 9-0. They put up six more in the fourth to end the game early.

Pitts struck out six batters in just two innings of work.