Purvis knocks off LCHS

Published 9:00 pm Sunday, March 31, 2013

PURVIS – The Lawrence County Lady Cougars saw their eight-game winning streak come to an end Thursday night as the Purvis Lady Tornadoes secured a 6-2 victory over LCHS in Region 7-4A softball action.

“This was a tough loss,” said LCHS coach Meleah Howard. “We only had two errors, but it cost us in the end. We left nine runners on base and my big hitter struggled offensively. It hurts when you leave that many runners on base. Now, we must step it up in the rest of our district play.”

Purvis 6, Lawrence Co. 2

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The Lady Tornadoes came out strong in the bottom of the first inning to claim a 3-0 lead.

In the top of the sixth inning, LCHS (15-2, 3-2) rallied back and trimmed Purvis’ lead as the Lady Cougars pushed across two runs.

In the bottom of the sixth inning, the Lady Tornadoes answered LCHS and extended their lead to 6-2 with a three-run explosion. Purvis managed to hold the Lady Cougars in the seventh inning for the win.

Carrigan Arban was the winning pitcher for the Lady Tornadoes with four strikeouts and two walks.

Elizabeth Smith suffered the setback for the Lady Cougars with two strikeouts and four walks.

Lexie Johnson paced Lawrence County’s offense with a triple and a single. Kristen Byrd and Alyssa Pendergrass contributed two singles apiece. Hitting safely were Jazmin Thomas and Smith.

Kalli McRaney was the offensive leader for Purvis with two doubles. Morgan Fellows provided two singles. Elizabeth Frey ripped a triple. Donna Slade, Madison Morgan, Breanna Gamble and Kristen Slade hit safely.