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Lady Cougars go 1-1 against Lowndes

By By Chandler Myers
Escambia Academy’s Lady Cougars hosted the Lowndes Academy Lady Rebels Friday in a doubleheader at their softball field in Canoe losing the second game 9-2 and winning the first game 1-0.
In the second game of the doubleheader featuring the Escambia Academy Lady Cougars and the Lowndes Academy Lady Rebels, the Lady Rebels as the home team were able to earn a convincing 9-2 win with consistent offense throughout the game.
The scoring opened in the second inning as the Lady Rebels put two runs on the scoreboard and followed that up with three more in the third inning to jump on top 5-0.
The Lady Cougars finally got on the scoreboard in the top of the fourth inning putting two runs on the board with Lady Cougars catcher Niki Bryan recording an RBI.
Bryan hit 2-for-4 in the loss with a walk and a stolen base.
After the Cougars cut the Lady Rebels lead to three, the Lady Rebels responded by extending their lead to five again by adding two runs to pull ahead 7-2.
The Lady Rebels put the game away in the bottom of the sixth inning as they scored another two runs to pick up the 9-2 victory.
The Escambia Academy Lady Cougars were able to break a scoreless game in an extra inning of the first game of their doubleheader with the Lowndes Academy Lady Rebels to win 1-0.
For seven and a half innings, the Lady Cougars and Lady Rebels battled with neither team gaining any kind of ground.
Lady Cougars third baseman Tori Rodriguez changed all of the in the bottom of the eighth inning as she knocked in the winning run.
Other Lady Cougars with offense included Page Lancaster (3-for-4, 2 SB), Niki Bryan (1-for-4, SB), Amber Huskey (1-for-3) and Chelsey Ramer (1-for-3).