The Edmond Sun


August 27, 2013

Memorial posts 4-2 mark in Perry

Eichler throws perfect game versus Perkins

PERRY — The Lady Bulldogs of Edmond Memorial started the Perry Tournament with a 4-0 setback to Mannford, but the Maroon and gray went on to win four of six contests for a fourth-place finish in the competition Aug. 22-24.

A big highlight in the tournament was Memorial’s Kayla Eichler, who fired a perfect game in a 4-0 win over Perkins in the third session. Eichler set down all 18 batters in the game shortened to six innings due to time restraints and whiffed eight hitters.

“We hit the ball well but but did not score a lot of runs,” said Lady Bulldog coach Janet Chartney. “But, we didn’t need to score but one because Kayla Eichler threw a perfect game. We are very proud of how she came out and threw.”

Eichler even aided herself on offense by coming away with a double. Teammate Kacey Taylor led all hitters, finishing a perfect 3-for-3 and fellow Bulldog Coren Davis swiped a base and wound up 2-for-3.

Edmond’s other loss came 4-2 to Blanchard in the final contest the ‘Dogs played, the third-place game.

Remaining victories for Memorial were 9-1 over Newkirk, 8-zilch over Frontier and 5-nothing over Blackwell.

In the Newkirk triumph, It was Eichler again who earned the pitching victory on a 4-hitter.

“I really like the defense my outfield is playing,” Chartney lauded. “Laura McHam (left), Kylee Stone (center) and Melinda Langley (right) helped us to a good solid win.”

Stone (2-for-3) also drove in a run and Davis also went 2-for-3 at the plate. Freshman Brenlyn McCoy stroked a double and knocked in three runs while finishing 3-for-3.

Against Frontier, Davis was the winner in the circle with a 3-hitter.

“All three pitchers (McCoy, Eichler and Davis) are doing good jobs,” said Chartney.

Helping get to eight runs, Eichler smacked a home run and MaKayla White was an untarnished 3-for-3. McCoy (2-for-4) added two RBIs and McHam ended the game 2-for-3.

Chartney also noted that her infield (Eichler, Davis, Maddie Pritchett, White and McCoy) has been playing solid.

McCoy did not walk a batter and tossed a shutout over Blackwell. Stone, White and Eichler all picked up doubles in the tilt. For the tournament, the rookie McCoy cleared all Memorial batters with a blistering .526 batting average (10-for-19). She had a hit in every game and half of them were multiple-hit contests.

Coming in at .357 were Stone and McHam (5-for-14) and at .352 were Eichler and Davis (6-for-17).

As a team, Edmond Memorial outscored opponents 28-9 in Perry.


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