PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. -- At the Cal Ripken Experience in Tennessee, the Ballard Memorial Lady Bombers softball team began Spring Break with a Monday split, earning a 16-1 victory over University Heights Academy before falling to Kingston (Tennessee) 6-4 in an afternoon joust.
Against UHA, the Lady Bombers trailed 1-0 after four innings before erupting for 16 in the final three frames. Rianah Fields (2-for-5, two runs, two RBIs) and Madison Calvin (2-for-4, two runs, two RBIs) each had home runs in the spurt.
Jayde Newton went 2-for-5 with a triple, Madison Nichols went 2-for-3 with two runs and two RBIs and pitcher Shelby Hawes picked up the win by allowing five hits, one run and one walk while striking out six.
Against Kingston, the Lady Bombers held an early 2-0 lead after the top of the first inning, but couldn't hold on, falling to 6-3-1 on the year.
Ballard Memorial 000 037 6 16 14 0
University Heights 100 000 0 1 5 7
Hawes and Green; Miles and Craft.
WP: Hawes (5-1). LP: Miles.
2B: B-Shelley. 3B: B-Elrod, Newton, Greene; U-Bradshaw. HR: B-Maddie Calvin (1 on in 6th), Rianah FIelds (none on in 6th). Top hitters: B-Fields 2-5 (RBI), Newton 2-5, Shelley 2-3, Nichols 2-3 (2 RBIs); U-Bradshaw 2-3. Records:
Ballard Memorial 200 200 0 4 6 1
Kingston 203 100 x 6 8 3
Hawes, Fields (4) and Greene; Reynolds, Brown (5) and Grimes.
WP: Reynolds. LP: Hawes (5-2)
2B: B-Tabor; K-Gaines, Grimes. 3B: none. HR: K-Reynolds (1 on in 3rd). Top hitters: B-Tabor 2-3 (RBI); K-Gaines 3-4, Grimes 3-4. Records: Ballard 6-3-1.
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