PCA romps past Greenville-St. Joe

Published 12:53 pm Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Slow and steady wins the race, but fast and steady won a softball game for Porter’s Chapel Academy on Monday.

The Lady Eagles scored at least two runs in all but one inning, and banged out 13 hits total to beat Greenville-St. Joseph 15-4 at Sports Force Parks on the Mississippi.

Katie Tillman had two of PCA’s five extra base hits, and finished 2-for-4 with a double, triple, two RBIs and two runs scored. Marley Bufkin had three hits and scored a pair of runs, and Raegan Thornell went 3-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs scored.

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Olivia Masterson only had one hit, a double, but walked once and scored four runs.

After giving up three runs in the top of the first inning, PCA quickly recovered. Three straight hits, including an RBI triple by Tillman and an RBI double by Masterson, brought in two runs, and Masterson scored on an error to tie the game.

In the second inning, Bufkin singled and scored the go-ahead run on Tillman’s double, and the Lady Eagles never trailed again. They added six more runs in the second inning to take a 10-3 lead, and then added to it each frame after that to eventually win via the mercy rule.

Masterson led off the bottom of the fifth inning with a walk and scored the game-ending run on Thornell’s RBI single.

Kyleigh Cooper pitched five innings for PCA. She only allowed one run after a shaky first inning, walked two batters and struck out two.

Park Place 16, St. Aloysius 5
Roo Roberts went 4-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored, Emma Grace Roberts drove in two runs and scored three, and Park Place Christian beat St. Aloysius on Monday.

Park Place broke open a close game by scoring 10 runs in the third inning. The first eight batters reached base as the Crusaders extended a slim two-run lead to a 15-3 advantage.

For St. Al, Ali Grace Luke finished 2-for-3, with one RBI and one run scored, and Victoria Moorehead was 2-for-3 with two runs scored.

Tallulah Academy 23, Riverdale 7
Tallulah Academy scored 12 runs in the top of the seventh inning to outlast Riverdale Academy in a softball slugfest on Monday.

Ten of the Lady Trojans’ 15 hits went for extra bases. Faith Kivett was 3-for-6 with two doubles, two RBIs and three runs scored, and Gabrielle Burney tripled twice, singled and drove in three runs.

Summer Fortenberry also had two hits, two RBIs and three runs scored for Tallulah (5-4-1). Ginny Claire Hargrave and Emma Collins had three RBIs apiece, and 11 different players drove in at least one run for the Lady Trojans.