Lady Scots drop second game to Jack Britt

By: By Amber Hatten-Staley - Sports editor
Amber Hatten-Staley | Laurinburg Exchange Lady Scots catcher Jenna Byrd swings at a strike during Tuesday’s game against Jack Britt. The Lady Scots lost both games to the Lady Buccaneers in their opening SAC-8 series. The team is back in action tonight at Purnell Swett at 7 p.m.

LAURINBURG — The Lady Scots softball team dropped game two of their series with Jack Britt on Friday falling to the Lady Buccaneers, 12-6.

The two teams opened Sandhills Athletic Conference play on Tuesday of last week in Hope Mills. The Lady Scots lost that game 13-1 in five innings to Jack Britt.

The Lady Scots fared better in the box against Jack Britt on Friday, but the end result was still the same as defensive miscues and base-running errors cost the Lady Scots.

“Even though our bats woke up we still weren’t able to gain an advantage defensively or in the circle. We continued to shoot ourselves in the foot with errors in the field,” said Romaine. “Errors on the base path halted multiple rallies. We got caught pitching from behind which led to multiple big hits from Britt.”

In the circle for Jack Britt was freshman pitcher Carlie Myrtle, who the Lady Scots had faced in game one, threw all seven innings allowing six runs off eight hits with three errors, three walks and five strikeouts.

Taking the loss for the Lady Scots was junior Bree Steele who threw a complete game allowing 12 runs off 12 hits with a whopping 10 errors, one walk and one strikeout.

Steele also gave up her first home run of the season in the top of the seventh inning to Jack Britt’s MacKenzie George, which plated three runs to give the Lady Bucs a 12-4 lead.

The Lady Scots responded in the bottom of the seventh with a single by senior Macie Gibson, which spurred singles by freshman Madison Williams and senior Katie Lighthall.

Lighthall’s single drove in Gibson before a third singles by Steele drove in Williams to make it a 12-6 game. With only one out it looked like the Lady Scots were on the verge of mounting a last-inning rally.

Lady Scots senior connected and hit a line drive back to Myrtle that the freshman caught for the second out of the inning. Lady Scots catcher Jenna Byrd also connected on a ground ball to third base, but was thrown out at first.

The Lady Scots were scheduled to travel to Southern Lee on Monday for a non-conference game but due to the rain that game was rescheduled for Wednesday, March 21 at 5 p.m. The team is scheduled to travel to Purnell Swett tonight for their next SAC-8 series. First pitch is set for 7 p.m., weather permitting.

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Amber Hatten-Staley | Laurinburg Exchange Lady Scots catcher Jenna Byrd swings at a strike during Tuesday’s game against Jack Britt. The Lady Scots lost both games to the Lady Buccaneers in their opening SAC-8 series. The team is back in action tonight at Purnell Swett at 7 p.m.
https://www.laurinburgexchange.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/web1_IMG_1985.jpgAmber Hatten-Staley | Laurinburg Exchange Lady Scots catcher Jenna Byrd swings at a strike during Tuesday’s game against Jack Britt. The Lady Scots lost both games to the Lady Buccaneers in their opening SAC-8 series. The team is back in action tonight at Purnell Swett at 7 p.m.
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By Amber Hatten-Staley

Sports editor