The Edmond Sun

September 3, 2013

Bulldogs grind out victory at home

The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — Edmond Memorial just keeps on grinding out wins on the softball diamond.

On Aug. 30, Norman North led the Lady Bulldogs early, but Memorial rallied for a pair of runs in the last of the fifth and sixth innings to triumph by a 7-5 margin at Edmond Memorial High School. The victory moves the ‘Dogs to 9-3 on the season.

Memorial plated the winning run in the last of the fifth with two out. Kylee Stone stroked a hit ensued by a single by MaKayla White (3-for-4). The ball was mishandled allowing Stone to cross the dish for a 4-3 advantage.

Kandi Kroeker came in to run for White and gave Edmond a 2-run cushion when she scored from second on a Melinda Langley base hit.

The Bulldogs added a pair of crucial insurance runs in the sixth when Kayla Eichler popped a double off the fence to plate Laura McHam. Eichler came home on a single by Coren Davis (2-for-3).

“This was a great, competitive game,” stated Memorial coach Janet Chartney. “We got behind but fought back strong.”

Eichler held off Norman North for the win though the Timberwolves tallied two runs in the top of the seventh for the close 7-5 final.

“Norman North came back but Eichler and the ‘Dogs’ defense stood strong,” Chartney said. “Makayla White hit strong. Rylee Rose and Kandi Kroeker did outstanding running the bases.

“I’m very, very proud of these girls. They are complimenting each other physically and verbally. This was a great team win.”

Maddie Pritchett recorded a double and ended the contest 2-for-3 in the batter’s box.

Memorial will host Piedmont Thursday at 6:30 p.m.