LADY GOBLIN SOFTBALL MAKING NOISE

Lady Goblin softball making noise

RODNEY BEAVER

HDT | 4/7/2022

A two-game stretch on Thursday and Friday began with the Lady Goblins sitting on a 6-6 record. The Harrison squad began their softball action with a non-conference game against Siloam Springs followed by a matchup with Yellville-Summit on Friday.
Both games went the way of the Lady Goblins to improve to an 8-6 record and are currently 1-1 in conference play. Thursday’s action featured Harrison getting behind early but coming from behind to post a 5-4 win over Siloam Springs. On Friday, the Lady Goblins continued to roll with a 21-0 victory against the Lady Panthers.

Harrison 5, Siloam Springs 4
The Lady Goblins entered the bottom of the fifth with a one-run deficit and added the necessary two runs in the inning to post a 5-4 win over Siloam Springs.
Three runs in the top of the first put the Lady Panthers ahead early.
Harrison’s Katie Fleming hit a one-out single to get the home team on base at Cavender’s Field and stole her way to third. Kaylee Wolfe then earned an RBI with a grounder that drove in Fleming.
Neither team earned a run in the second but Siloam Springs began the third with a run to add to their lead.
Facing a 4-1 deficit in the bottom of the third, Harrison began their turn in the batter’s box with Fleming getting walked and Wolfe adding a sacrifice fly to advance Fleming. Camryn Casey then hit a two-out double to send Fleming home for the second time.
After holding the Lady Panthers scoreless in the top fo the fourth, Harrison got Ryleigh Keele on base after a fielding error. The visiting team continued to make fielding errors with the Lady Goblin pitcher on the bases. Keele managed to add Harrison’s third run during the garage of errors to make it a 4-3 game.
Siloam Springs managed a run in the top of the fifth but on-point fielding by the Lady Goblins left the runner stranded.
Harrison took advantage of its last opportunity when Shelby Eddington was walked. Eddington then stole second and third base before scoring on a passed ball to tie the game at four apiece. Keele was then walked on five pitches and continued the trend of stealing second. Abigail Fancler followed with a sacrifice bunt that resulted in a fielding error on the throw to first while Keele provided the go-ahead run.
Fleming and Keele each finished with two runs while Eddington provided one.

Harrison 21, Yellville-Summit 0
The Lady Goblins followed up their Thursday win with a blowout victory over Yellville-Summit on Friday, 21-0.
After retiring the Lady Panthers in order during the top of the first, Harrison produced 13 runs in the bottom of the inning. Five Harrison starters scored two runs in the second inning while a pair of Lady Goblins had one each.
Yellville-Summit put one runner on base in the second but was later tagged out to end their inning.
Harrison continued to make noise in the second inning by scoring eight-straight batters to make it a 21-0 game.
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