Last updated: April 03. 2014 8:58AM - 487 Views
By Savanna Pope Sports Writer

Jessica Bell covers first base as Lady Leopard Amanda Bowden took a lead towards second base (Savanna Pope/The Sampson Independent)
Jessica Bell covers first base as Lady Leopard Amanda Bowden took a lead towards second base (Savanna Pope/The Sampson Independent)
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The Lady Dark Horse’s softball team stole the win from Lakewood on Wednesday night. The final score was 5-4.

The Leopards tried to close in, but Clinton managed to keep one step ahead throughout the game.

Clinton’s head coach, Ashley Slater, said, “This was a great game. It was our first win, and we played really well. We played our positions, and we hit the ball excellent. We talked each other up, and that was the biggest difference between this game and all of the other games.”

For the Horses, Kristen Glasper pitched all 7 innings, striking out 6 batters. On offense, Glasper had 1 single, triple, and 2 RBI’s.

Susan Jones hit 2 singles; Callie Sumner, 3 singles; Sydney Simmons, 2 singles; Madison Mitchell hit a double, and 1 RBI; Skylar Thomas, 1 single; Jessica Bell, a single, and 1 RBI; Lauren Moore, 1 single, and 1 RBI; and Paige Tatum hit a single.

“The players are the ones who make up a team and if they do their job right, the team can benefit from it and that’s just what happened tonight. Callie Sumner gained an out from running a player down, and Susan Jones gave excellent defense for her team in the outfield,” Coach Slater continued.

Dave Yarasheski, Lakewood’s head coach, said, “Overall, it was a better effort tonight by our girls. Defensively we settled down a bit. We had opportunities and bases loaded and we did not put any runs across the board. We just didn’t deliver tonight.”

For the Leopards, Kristin Hair and Anna Heinz both went 1-4; Sabra Knowles went 1-3, with a double; Amanda Bowden and Alyssa Horn both got on with 2 walks.

Madison Tart pitched 3 1/3 innings, and struck out 3 batters, walked one and gave up 2 runs. Amanda Bowden pitched 1 1/3 innings. She gave up 3 runs, and had 1 strike out. Sabra Knowles pitched 2 1/3 innings, with 2 strikeouts for the Leopards.

Lakewood will travel to Hobbton on Thursday, with a record of 0-5 in the conference.

Clinton is now sporting a record of 1-7, and they will travel to Trask on Friday.

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