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East Union 7
Hickory Flat 1
Savannah Alexander picked up her third win of the year, as East Union improved to 5-0 with the 7-1 win over the Lady Rebels Friday night.
Behind Stephanie Dillard's three hits and a homerun by Sunnie Knighton, the Lady Urchins found their offense late in the game, posting all seven runs in the final three innings.
East Union had 13 hits on the day, while Alexander only allowed one hit while striking out 13.
"We've been practicing hard," head coach Brad Brown said. "We've worked on defense, putting the ball in play and manufacturing runs. Our pitchers are also doing very well so far."
The Lady Urchins will take on Belmont this Thursday and H.W. Byers on Friday.
New Albany/Myrtle in
After falling in their Friday contests, both the Lady 'Dawgs and Hawks traveled to Tupelo for the Lady Wave Jamboree. New Albany improved to 6-3, picking up wins over Oxford and Myrtle after falling in their first game. NAHS head coach Michael Kelly likes what he has seen from his squad early on this season.
“They're playing hard and playing together,” Kelly said. “Our bats have been well early this season, but we still need to work on the amount of walks and errors we give up. Overall, we're playing hard and they're enjoying being out there and playing. That makes it an easy environment to work in.”
The Lady Hawks are struggling as they're trying to adjust from the end of basketball season. Myrtle has lost their five match-ups so far, but head coach Marty Cook sees improvement as they're practicing more.
"We've only had two practices with our entire squad since the end of basketball," Cook explained. "I'm seeing less errors than what we had in the first game, but we are leaving too many on base right now, so we need to get our hits together."
Cook is impressed with his pitcher, Jenna Jordan and the work she has done so far this season.
"She pitched 14 innings on Saturday and only gave up two walks, so that's a big plus. One of our problems last year was the amount of walks we gave up, because you can't defend walks, nor can you walk seven to eight players in a game, so I'm happy to see what she has done so far."