From Staff Reports
LOVELADY – It was just another week at the office for the Lovelady High School softball team.
The Lady Lions chalked up a 15-0 win over Alto last Tuesday and celebrated senior night with a 10-0 win over Groveton on Friday in back-to-back home games.
Against Alto, the Lady Lions scored three runs in the first, nine in the second and three in the fourth while holding the visitors scoreless.
A three-run homer by Mihyia Davis giving Lovelady a 12-0 lead in the second inning highlighted the game.
The Lady Lions only had four hits, but five batters were hit by pitch and 10 reached base via walks.
Scout Lovell scored on a wild pitch in the second inning and gave an encore performance in the fourth when she came home on another wild pitch that ended the game under the mercy rule.
During Senior Night recognition before hosting Groveton, the Lady Lions recognized team members Shyanne Pipkin, Mihyia Davis, Macie LaRue, Linda Martinez, Mimi Sandoval, Bailee Albinus and Rylee Biedrzycki.
Lovelady scored two in the first, four in the third and two in the fourth. Leading 8-0, the Lady Lions plated two in the fifth to seal a 10-run victory.
Davis led off the first with a single and scored on a passed ball. Sandoval, who walked, scored on a single by Womack for a 1-0 lead.
Lovell tripled to lead off the third and scored a single by Sandoval, who scored when Biedrzycki grounded into to fielder's choice. Martinez, aboard on a single, came home on a single by Haven Prager. Albinus drove in Prager for a 6-0 cushion.
In the third, Davis hit a leadoff single, stole second and score on Lovell's base hit. Lovell collected a single, stole second and third, and tagged up to score on a fly-out by Martinez for an 8-0 lead.
Lovelady came out swinging in the fifth with Biedrzycki hitting a leadoff double and scoring on a double by Prager.
Prager was out advancing to third when Albinus grounded into a fielder's choice. With two outs, Davis hit a ground ball single and Albinus scored from second on the throw for the game-ending run.
LaRue pitched four hitless innings while striking out five and walking one. Sandoval closed the game allowing one hit with two strikeouts and no walks.