Miranda H. Lewis
Carter County Times
The East Carter Lady Raiders took advantage of early miscues and received excellent efforts out of the bullpen to earn a 14-2 win over the West Carter Lady Comets on Wednesday night, clinching game one of the two game series.
The Lady Raiders (13-7, 3-0 62nd District) won their second straight game and are one victory away from equaling their season-best win streak, while the Lady Comets (9-10, 2-1 62nd District) lost their second consecutive contest.
Sophomore Alyssa Willis got the start for West Carter in the circle.
East Carter took an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first with a stand-up-double to left center field by Trina Porter, scoring Lydia Combs.
Stephany Tussey notched a single to center field to bring Payton Rice and Porter home and grew the Lady Raiders advantage to 3-0.
An RBI single by Abby Boggs scored Emily Biddle and Hayleigh Hall.
A two-RBI triple by Combs plated Felty and Boggs to grow the Lady Raiders lead to 7-0.
A stand-up-double by Claire Holbrook started the bottom of the first for West Carter.
Tussey quickly fanned three batters back-to-back to usher in the second inning.
Willis held East Carter scoreless in the middle of the second frame.
After two scoreless innings, Felty picked up an RBI single and Combs notched a two-RBI single to grow the Lady Raiders advantage to 11-0 in the top of the fourth.
East Carter led 13-0 at the start of the fifth inning courtesy of an RBI triple by Biddle.
Bailee Artrip relieved Willis to close out the final frame of the contest for the Lady Comets.
A 6-3 out from McGlone to Willis scored Biddle to increase the Lady Raiders lead to 14-0, icing the game for East Carter.
Holbrook’s two-RBI double scored Kirah Williams and McKenzie Williams to plate West Carter’s first two runs in the bottom of the fifth.
Tussey logged five full frames in the circle for the Lady Raiders, conceding six hits, two walks, and striking out eight.
Felty was 2-for-2 in the contest, a double, two walks, two runs scored and an RBI. Combs went 2-for-4, a triple, one walk, a stolen base, four RBIs and touched home once. Boggs was 1-for-3 at bat, two RBIs, one walk, one stolen base and plated home twice.
Holbrook was the only West Carter hitter with multiple base knocks, finishing the affair 2-for-2 at the plate.
She ended the contest with a double, one walk and two RBIs.
The Lady Raiders return to action Thursday, April 26 as they travel to Boyd County for 16th Region action.
West Carter hosts Morgan County that same evening for 62nd district action, first pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m.
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