The Edmond Sun

September 9, 2013

Memorial fights for win in Sand Springs


The Edmond Sun

SAND SPRINGS — It took the Edmond Memorial Lady Bulldogs five games, but the softballers brought down Enid 9-3 to salvage a win in the Sand Springs Tournament Saturday. The Bulldogs, now 11-8, dropped their first four contests (Mannford 4-1, Sand Springs 3-1, Skiatook 8-1 and Collinsville 7-1) before tripling Enid’s score.

“Finally played our ball,” Memorial head coach Janet Chartney said after scratching for a victory out east. “We hit up and down the lineup and played some good defense.

“It was good to get a win after a long weekend. We are still making mental errors. We need to improve in that area and string more hits together.”

Edmond’s Kayla Eichler picked up the pitching win for Memorial and also was the team-leading hitter in the tourney, going 9-for-16 (.562) with three multiple-hit games.

Offensively, she was followed by Kacey Taylor (6-for-14, .428), MaKayla White (5-for-15, .333) and Melinda Langley (4-for-12, .333).

The Lady Bulldogs play at Lawton Tuesday at 6:30.