The Edmond Sun

September 30, 2013

Solid as Stone

Memorial’s Stone supports team with defense, bat

The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — The Edmond Memorial Lady Bulldogs split a doubleheader with Yukon at home Friday, falling 6-5 in nine innings in the opener before coming back for a solid 10-4 triumph in the nightcap.

In game 1, the ‘Dogs were up 5-3 in the top of the ninth before the Millerettes strung together hits, a walk and and an error to pull out the 6-5 victory. Yukon was the designated home team in the first game.

“We could have given up in the second game but we didn’t,” Bulldog skipper Janet Chartney said. “We came out hitting and put some runs up early.”

Memorial tacked on four runs in the late game in the last of the first inning, with the big blow a 3-run home run by Coren Davis, who wound 3-for-4 with four RBIs and three runs scored. Edmond added another run in the second, three in the fourth and two in the sixth to account for its 10 runs.

Also hitting 3-for-4 in Memorial’s dozen-hit attack were Kylee Stone (2 RBIs) and Kayla Eichler (2 runs), who was also the winning pitcher.

“Kylee Stone stepped it up and gave us a much-needed spark at the plate,” Chartney lauded. “Kylee also made a diving catch in center field with runners on to keep them from having a big inning.

“The first game was very disappointing because we had played very good that game. It was great to see us fight back and come out swinging. Yukon kept coming at us but we never gave in.

“Coren Davis had a great day. We’ve been waiting for her to get some big hits.”