Eustace downed at home by Edgewood Lady Bulldogs drop second straight district contest

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : March 9, 2018

By Bodey Cooper
Monitor Staff Writer
EUSTACE–The Eustace Lady Bulldogs lost their second district game in a row in a tough loss to the Edgewood Lady Bulldogs Tuesday night at home.
Edgewood picked up two runs courtesy of a double off Eustace pitcher Olivia Herring in the first inning to take a 2-0 lead into the bottom half of the first.
Eustace would respond as catcher Haley Purselley led off with a hit by pitch as Rubi Bailey came in as a courtesy runner at first base.
Gracey Pitchford would reach on a FC choice error as the throw to first sailed past the outstretched first baseman, allowing Bailey to score to cut Edgewood’s lead to 2-1.
Edgewood responded with an RBI walk and a two run-single as they tacked on three more runs to push their lead to 5-1.
With Olivia Herring struggling in the top of the third inning, she was replaced on the mound by Lauren Herring.
With the bases loaded and the threat of a big inning by Edgewood, Lauren Herring was able to strikeout the last batter looking to prevent any runs from scoring.
Eustace would once again go scoreless for the second straight inning.
Edgewood added a bloop RBI single to bump their lead to 6-1 before Gracey Pitchford relieved Herring on the mound.
Edgewood would add three more runs in the inning to take a 9-1 lead after three-and-a-half innings.
With a couple of runners on in the bottom of the fourth, Olivia Herring delivered a two-out RBI single that landed directly on the right field line, making it a 9-2 game.
It wasn’t enough as Edgewood added three runs in the top of the fifth and Eustace went scoreless in the bottom half of the inning, ending the game by mercy rule with Eustace falling 12-2.
Eustace falls to 3-4 overall this season and 0-2 so far in district play.
They return home during spring break to take on the Kemp Lady Yellowjackets searching for their first district victory March 13 starting at 4:30 p.m.