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Lady Bears split games in classic

DAILY LEADER / TERESA ALLRED / West Lincoln's Addie Spring (15) just barely misses the tag at second base as Brookhaven's Tia Bussey (14) reaches safely.

DAILY LEADER / TERESA ALLRED / West Lincoln’s Addie Spring (15) just barely misses the tag at second base as Brookhaven’s Tia Bussey (14) reaches safely.

The West Lincoln Lady Bears lost to the Brookhaven Lady Panthers in West Lincoln’s opening game of the 2015 fastpitch season Friday night.

The Lady Panthers took the early lead in the first inning sparked by a 3-run homer by Fallon Brooks. West Lincoln was able to get one run across the plate in the first inning. Brookhaven continued to push runners across the plate in the second inning and increase their lead to 6-1 after the second inning.

Brookhaven scored two additional runs in the fourth before West Lincoln scored 6 runs in the bottom of the inning to keep the game close at 8-7.

Both teams were unable to score runs in the fifth and sixth innings. Brookhaven secured the game in the seventh inning by scoring 7 runs for a final score 15-7.

West Lincoln was led at the plate by Ashley Thomas with two doubles. Malori Hall, Peyton White, and Addie Spring each had 2 singles. Micah Redd, Makennah Redd, and Millane Lewis hit safely.

In Saturday action,  the Lady Bears entertained the visiting Natchez Cathedral Lady Green Wave. Cathedral pushed two runs across the plate in the first inning. West Lincoln answered with only one run in the first.

It was the third inning before either team would scored again with each scoring one run keeping the Green Wave ahead by one run.

West Lincoln managed to take the lead in the fifth inning after scoring two runs. Natchez Cathedral battled back in the seventh inning scoring two runs and reclaimed the lead at 5-4.

The Lady Bears came out swinging in the seventh inning and quickly scored two runs to end the ballgame with a win 6-5.

Addie Spring and Layton Sills led at the plate with two hits each. Makennah Redd hit a double. Brianna Fauver and Micah Redd hit safely.