Lady Devils fall to Neal 12-2

Published 3:33 pm Thursday, March 10, 2011

ECHS Lady Blue Devils pitcher Morgan Nichols comes out of her wind up during the Lady Blue Devils’ loss to the W.S. Neal Lady Eagles last Thursday.|Photo by Adam Robinson

Struggles continued for the Escambia County Lady Blue Devils as they dropped to 1-5 on the season after losing 12-2 to the W.S. Neal Lady Eagles on Tuesday afternoon in Poarch.

The match up was a scoreless battle for the first two innings as the Lady Blue Devils and Lady Eagles could only manage to runners each onto the basepath.

In the top of the third, the Lady Eagles finally put runs on the scoreboard as Haley Lum, Kena Ellison and Autumn Hinote all made it across home plate.

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After falling behind 3-0, the Lady Blue Devils were still unable to get runs on the board despite Tristen Boothe reaching base on a walk.

W.S. Neal extended their lead to six runs in the top of the fourth as Lum scored her second run of the game and Paige Grantham and Lauren Boatwright both scored their first runs..

The Lady Eagles followed up in the fifth inning by putting four runs on the scoreboard with Heather Elliott, Lum, Ellison and Boatwright scoring to put W.S. Neal ahead 10-0.

The Lady Blue Devils responded in the bottom of the fifth with two runs of their own as Megan Rackard and Tieraa Dale crossed the plate to pull Escambia County within eight runs.

For more on this story see Saturday’s edition of The Atmore Advance.