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Lady Rebels stopped by Salem

Thursday, March 31, 2011

The Highland Lady Rebels scored first, but it was the Salem Lady Greyhounds who scored most March 24 at Lady Greyhound Field in Salem.

Thanks to a pair of huge back-to-back innings, fueled in part by several Highland miscues, the Lady Greyhounds rolled to a 17-2, three-inning victory over Highland in non-conference softball action.

Ashley Brooks picked up the win or Salem.

Highland got things going in the top of the first, thanks to a base-on-balls by Tabby McNulty.

Whitney Herum then got on base by legging out an infield hit.

McNulty came around to score on another infield hit by Hailey Hall, staking the Lady Rebs to a 1-0 lead.

A sacrifice fly off the bat of Lindsey Fischer ended the top of the first with Highland on top 2-0.

Salem didn't waste any time in responding, as the Lady Hounds racked up a trio of runs in the home-half of the first.

Bethany Pate rapped an infield hit to get the wheels rolling and she later swiped second base.

Summer Moss drew a walk off Highland starter Hailey Hall and Brooks hit a double to left that plated Pate and Moss, tying the score at 2-all.

Allison Loomis hit into a fielder's choice, but Brooks scampered home on a throwing error on the play, scoring Salem's third run of the frame.

Hall got a groundout and strikeout to retire the Lady Hounds, but Salem took a 3-2 lead into the second.

McNulty hit safely in the second, but Brooks fanned two to help keep the Lady Rebels off the board.

Then Salem broke the game wide-open with nine runs in the bottom of the second.

Paige Hollis brought the Lady Hounds' first run of the stanza home on a fielder's choice, then with the sacks loaded a couple of hitters later, Brooks reached base via a walk, bringing in MaKolie Koelling.

A hit from Loomis that was bobbled allowed Pate to come, followed by a ball off the bat of Abby Blevins that was mis-played at short and ended up in the outfield, with three more runs crossing home on the play.

The next big blow for Salem came one batter later as Alex Kurtzweil slugged a shot that got past first, driving in Blevins on the error.

Autumn Coffman plated Baylei Lamar with a single before coming around to score on a three-bagger from Koelling that made the score 12-2, Salem, after two full innings.

Brooks sat down the Lady Rebels 1-2-3 in the top of the third and Salem recorded five more runs in the bottom of the frame to finish things off.

An infield hit from Moss, along with a pair of errors, helped Salem load the bases.

A hot-shot from Kurtzweil that skipped past short scored the first two runs of the third and Hollis sent a flare into short right that scored the game's final three runs, capping Salem's 17-2 victory.

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