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Softball, Wallace-Rose Hill 8, East Bladen 7

East Bladen’s 3-run seventh inning rally fell just short Monday night as Wallace-Rose Hiil held on for an 8-7 Four County Conference Softball victory at Wallace.

The Lady Bulldogs rode the pitching of sophmore Haley Rivenbark to a 4-0 lead, but the Lady Eagles fought back with 2 runs in the fifth and 2 more in the sixth to tie the game 4-4.

Wallace-Rose Hill erupted for 4 runs in the bottom of the sixth to push the lead back to 8-4. The Lady Eagles answered with 3 runs in the top of the seventh but fell a run short.

Sophmore Emily Scott hammered a triple and a double and finished 3-4 at the plate with a run batted in to lead the East Bladen hitters. Junior shortstop Abby Ward cracked a single and a double to drive in 2 runs.

Senior Abbey Norris knocked in 2 runs with a pair of singles, and junior Lacey Suggs belted 2 singles and stole 2 bases.

Senior Anna Brewer slammed a run-scoring double and stole a base, and senior catcher Lexi Dawson smacked a single and drew a walk.

Suggs pitched 3 innings and allowed one earned run on 5 hits and 3 walks, while striking out four. Junior Miller Heustess worked the other 3 innings in the circle and gave up 4 hits and no earned runs, while striking out one.

Sophmore Audrey Murray batted 2-2 to lead the Lady Bulldog hitters. Rivenbark doubled and drove in 2 runs. Sophmore Sara Darling singled and knocked in 2 runs.

The Lady Eagles suffered their first conference loss and are now 5-1 in the league and 9-2 overall. East Bladen will host Union Thursday at 6 p.m.

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