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East Bladen 11, Clinton 1

East Bladen’s Lady Eagles moved into first place in the Four County Conference Monday with an 11-1 softball victory over visiting Clinton.

With the victory Coach Patty Evers’ Lady Eagles improve to 4-0 in the league, a half game ahead of Heide Trask. East Bladen is now 8-1 overall and will host West Bladen today (Tuesday) at 6 p.m.

Clinton pushed across a first inning run, but the Lady Eagles answered with 4 runs in the bottom of the first, then added 2 more runs in the third inning and 3 in the fourth to go up 9-1. East Bladen ended the game on the mercy rule with 2 runs in the sixth.

Senior Anna Brewer walloped a triple and 2 singles to lead the East Bladen hitters. Brewer stole 2 bases and scored 3 runs.

Senior Abbey Norris slammed a 2-run double and scored a run. Junior Lacey Suggs belted a single, swiped 2 bases and scored a run.

Junior Abby Ward cracked a single, stole 2 bases, and scored twice. Senior catcher Lexi Dawson smacked a single, swiped a base and scored 2 runs.

Junior Miller Heustess knocked in a run with a single, stole 2 bases and scored two runs. Sophmore Emily Scott swiped 3 bases, and freshman Kaley Smith contributed a single to the 9-hit East Bladen attack.

Heustess pitched the first 4 innings to pick up the win, striking out 5, walking none and allowing one earned run. Suggs relieved in the fifth and struck out 6 in her scoreless 2 innings of work, while giving up 4 walks and a hit.

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