The Norris City-Omaha-Enfield Junior High softball team played their first home game Monday afternoon when they welcomed the Grayville Lady Bison to town. NCOE took advantage of their home game and evened their record out at 1-1 by knocking off the Lady Bison by the final score of 12-1.
NCOE held Grayville scoreless in the top of the first inning and came to the plate with a vengeance in the bottom of the first inning as they knocked out seven hits and plated seven runs to claim the early 7-0 lead. The Lady Cardinals would then add two more runs in the bottom of the second inning followed by three runs in the bottom of the third inning to stretch their advantage to 12-0. The Lady Bison would collect their first hit in the top of the fourth inning which would also lead to their lone run of the game to narrow the score to 12-1. The Lady Cardinals would then collect the final outs to end the game in five inning fashion.
Trinity Boyd and Mercedes Hise led the NCOE offense as each collected three hits in the contest. Carmyn Daugherty and Mallory Fulkerson followed with two hits a piece while Avery Black, Lauren Poole, Mallory Hobbs, and Sydnee Sauls each knocked out one hit in the game. Boyd, Daugherty, Hise, Black, and Fulkerson each scored two runs to lead the way followed by one run each by Poole and Sauls. Those with RBI's were Avery Black (4), Lauren Poole (2), Carmyn Daugherty (1), Sydnee Sauls (1), and Mallory Fulkerson (1).
Mercedes Hise started the game in the circle for the Lady Cards and hurled three innings allowing nary a run on no hits and striking out seven. Sydnee Sauls relieved Hise in the fourth inning to fire the final two innings allowing one run on just one hit and striking out four.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Runs Hits Errors
G-vile 0 0 0 1 0 X X 1 1 1
NCOE 7 2 3 0 X X X 12 13 0
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