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Home sweet home: Lady Eagles thump Falls City
by Henry Balderamas
Apr 17, 2009 | 571 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A near-capacity crowd at Dodson Memorial Park watched the Woodsboro Lady Eagles use a 12-hit attack and a stellar defense to beat the Falls City Beaverettes 7-1 this past Tuesday night. With two district games left, the Lady Eagles playoff hopes remain alive and well.

The Lady Eagles got off to a fast start as Kaitlin McCool led off the game with an opposite field triple. McCool came in to score on a missed third strike that forced the Falls City catcher to throw to first.

In the second inning, Samantha Lopez turned a routine hit into a double as she hustled to second base and dove head first to beat the throw.

Mallory Jessop followed with another double down the left-field line to score Lopez. Jessop advanced to third and scored on a sacrifice fly ball to deep center-field by Cassie Blaschke to put Woodsboro up 3-0.

The Lady Eagles exploded for four runs in the third inning on hits by Chelsea Bluemel, Megan Carter, Melissa Cisneros, Lopez, and Jessop giving Woodsboro a 7-0 lead.

Carter also pitched a complete seven innings giving up one unearned run on just five hits and striking out three batters.

The Lady Eagle defense was just as impressive making great plays in each inning. In the first inning, Lopez made a great catch of a short pop-up fly ball.

In the second inning, Valerie Balderamas robbed a player of a hit with a sensational diving catch in right field. In the sixth inning, with one out and one on, a ball was hit well past centerfielder Meagan Niemann. Niemann quickly ran the ball down, fired it to her cut-off Bluemel, who then fired a throw to Lacie Jochetz at third base to gun down a runner.

The Lady Eagles will travel to Charlotte this Friday looking to avenge an earlier loss to the Trojanettes. Charlotte is currently in first place in the district race. Game time is set for 4 p.m.

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