Lady Spartans Knock Off Twin Springs

Eastside High School, April 14th — Lexie King (1-2) slapped a 2-out single down the third base line, bringing  Carrie Boyd home with the game-winning run in the Lady Spartans 3 to 2 win over Twin Springs. The loss was the Lady Titans first to a VHSL Group A team this season.

Eastside's 5 Lexie King Celebrates after driving in game winner
Eastside’s Lexie King celebrates after driving in a game winner.

Lacey Austin (1-3) and Emily Moore (1-3) also had RBI singles for Eastside. Boyd was 1-2, with a walk, at the plate scoring two runs. Kacie Jones added a base hit and scored a run. Elizabeth Brace got the win for the Lady Spartans, giving up 1 earned run on 5 hits and striking out 4.

Lady Spartan Carrie Boyd scores game winner
Lady Spartan Carrie Boyd scores a game winner.

Emaleigh Powers led Twin Springs with a 2-4 day scoring the game-tying run in the top of the 7th inning. Lauren Duncan picked up the game-tying RBI with a base hit. She also scored a run. Belle Austin carded a double and an RBI in 4 trips to the plate. Aubrey Powers struck out 6, scattering 5 hits in the loss for the Lady Titans.

Twin Springs Emaleigh Powers scores game tying run in top of the 7th
Twin Springs Emaleigh Powers scores a game-tying run in the top of the 7th inning.

Austin’s double in the top of the 4th inning scored Duncan, giving the Lady Titans a 1to 0 lead in the top of the 4th inning. Eastside got a 2-out hit from Kacie Jones and a run-scoring hit by Moore to knot the score at 1-1 in the bottom of the frame. Eastside took a 2 to 1 lead in the bottom of the 5th inning, getting a lead-off hit by Boyd, and an RBI knock from Austin.

Powers led off the Twin Springs 7th with a base hit to left center field. With two outs Duncan stepped up, crunching a shot to the fence in left field that tied the score 2-2. In the bottom of the seventh, Boyd drew a 1-out base on balls advancing to second and third on a pair of wild pitches. With two outs and a 2-2 count, King slapped the game winner into left field bringing in Boyd for the win.

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