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Highland knocked out of Rebel Rumble

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Meeting for the second in a little over a week, the Highland Lady Rebels and Salem Lady Greyhounds opened play in the sixth annual Rebel Rumble, April 2 at Ash Flat City Park.

And for the second time in just over a week, it was the Lady Hounds who came out on top in their clash with Highland, winning this one 10-3.

Salem then lost to Izard County and Heber Springs in the tournament.

Highland's day in the tourney drew to a close with a setback to the Melbourne Lady Bearkatz later in the afternoon.

Against Salem, Whitney Herum got on base with a double in the top of the first to give the Lady Rebs first shot at scoring.

But Lady Greyhound starter Ashley Brooks got a strikeout and lineout to end the inning unscathed.

Allison Loomis hit safely for Salem with two outs in the bottom of the frame, but the Lady Hounds couldn't bring her in and the game was scoreless after one.

Highland's first run of the morning came in the visitor's half of the second on a steal of home on a wild pitch, giving the Lady Rebels a 1-0 advantage.

Salem erased that run deficit with three runs in the home half of the second.

A misplayed ball off the bat of Paige Hollis made it through the infield and scored Kelsey Pendergrass and Callen Curtis, and also allowed Hollis to make it around the bags, pushing the Lady Greyhounds in front 3-1 after two.

The Lady Rebels bounced back with a pair of runs in the top of the third, as Highland starter Hailey Hall helped her own cause with a hit to left that plated two runs, squaring the game at 3-all.

But the tie game was short-lived as the Lady Greyhounds took over with seven runs in the bottom of the third. Loomis started things off with a triple. She later swiped home on a wild pitch. Abby Blevins then stole home on a ball in the dirt and a double to center from Hollis scored two more runs for Salem.

A fielder's choice off the bat of Summer Moss scored a run, part of the Lady Hounds' big third-inning charge.

Brooks earned the win, striking out two and walking two in three innings of work. Hall took the loss for Highland, fanning three, while walking three and hitting one batter.

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