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Originally published: 2013-04-19 01:19:37
Last modified: 2013-04-19 01:19:36

South Caldwell softball team beats WHS

by Steve Behr Sports Editor

Watauga's softball team kept up with South Caldwell until the seventh inning. The a disaster set in.

South Caldwell scored four runs in the top of the seventh inning, and Watauga could not answer in an 8-4 loss to the Spartans Thursday at Watauga's field. Watauga allowed two four-run innings to South Caldwell, but kept things under control in the other five.

Watauga looked like it was ready to answer South Caldwell's rally in the bottom of the seventh inning. The Pioneers loaded the bases in the inning with no outs, but could not push any runs across.

Watauga trailed 4-0 by the third inning, but scored a couple of unearned runs in the bottom of the inning. Elizabeth Dollar and Savanna Drummonds both reached base because of errors, and both scored on a Taylor Drummonds single.

Dollar rapped a two-run double in the fourth inning to tie the game 4-4. The Pioneers finished with five hits, including a Taylor Drummonds triple in the third inning.

She had two hits and walked once but did not score any runs. Savannah Drummonds also reached base three times and scored once. Elizabeth Dollar scored two runs and Megan Jackson also scored a run in the fourth inning.

Kim Robinson, who walked twice offensively, pitched a complete game for the Pioneers. She scattered six hits and struck out eight. Robinson hit three batters and walked five.

Madison Bumgarner started for the Spartans on the mound. She struck out two, walked two and gave up all four runs.

Relief pitcher Makayla Carver gave up one hit in three innings of work.

Watauga hosts Hibriten on Tuesday.