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ECHS softball team posts .500 record over last six outings

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The Lady Blue Devils failed to hold onto their top 10 ranking this week, dropping from a lofty number eight ranking in the class 4A-5A division but managed to bounce back and add a couple of wins to their record.
The Lady Blue Devils began the last six games with a 1-0 loss to Citronelle. Renee Wheeler went1-3, Cassie Lassiter and Hannah Rigsby went 2-3and Makeyia Burt went 2-2. Citronelle had seven hits and one run.
ECHS bounced back to defeated Bay Minette 2-0 with Burt, Lassitter, and Rigsby each going 2-3. Wheeler and Rachel Garrett each went 1-3 at the plate and Burt and Wheeler each had a run to take the win. Lassitter had six strikeouts for the night from the mound.
Bay Minette managed only eight hits for the night and no runs. The Lady Devils record improved to 10-5 with the win.
The next outing didn't fare quite so well for the Lady Blue Devils having to take a 4-1 loss to Baker. Baker is currently ranked eighth in class 6A play with a 16-5 record and forced ECHS to task in all areas of the game. Wheeler managed to go 2-3at the plate while Garrett, and Valisa Hadley each went1-3. Hadley had the single RBI of the night driving Garrett in for the run. Baker ended the night with14 hits.
In repeat play the Lady Blue Devils managed to turn the tide on Citronelle and match their earlier game by defeating them 3-2. Rigsby and Garrett each went 3-3 with a run each and Burt and Wheeler each went 1-3. Lassiter allowed only seven runs during the night and struck out six from the mound.
The Lady Devils continued to roll with a big win over Huntsville 5-0. Rigsby, Garrett, and Hadley each went 2-3at the plate. Wheeler went 3-4 with two runs scored and a RBI to add to her highlights. Burt, Rigsby and Garrett each had one run. Lassiter allowed just six hits and struck out five opponents in the contest.
Unfortunately the Lady Blue Devils couldn't keep up the pace against the top seated St. Paul and ended their week with an 8-2 loss. St. Paul is currently ranked number one in Class 4A-5A with a 20-1 record. Burt went 1-3 with a run and Garrett went 2-2 with a run. Lassiter took the loss, allowing for 14 hits but kept her head up and managed seven strikeouts in a valiant effort. The Lady Devils record is currently 12-7 and faced Troy on the road Saturday. Results from that contest were not available at press time.