Silliman’s 5-run 5th hurts Lady Bucs chances in loss
Published 9:43 am Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Bowling Green suffered an 11-3 loss to Silliman Institute in a district game held Aug. 17 at home.
Despite the margin of victory, the game was close for the first four innings.
Silliman led 1-0 after one and it remained that way until the third. Silliman put up four runs, but the Lady Buccaneers answered with three of their own.
The clubs played a scoreless fourth inning, but Silliman broke the game open in the fifth.
Silliman put up five runs in the fifth frame, highlighted by a three-run homer. It was 11-3 through five.
“I was proud of them,” Bowling Green coach Holly Breland said. “I told them not to hang their heads. They had a few hard hits against us, but the home run kind of took the momentum away from us. The girls played phenomenal. Our defense was real strong. We’ve just got to make some adjustments to our bats, which we are doing this week.”
Breland said that defensive left fielder Mason Edwards played extremely well and added that McKinley Seal made a strong throw to get a runner out at home.
Offensively, Seal posted two hits, a run batted in and she tallied a run. Katelin Junkins posted a hit, an RBI and a run scored while Edwards drove in a run and scored a run.
Cailee Fruge was the losing pitcher.
On Aug. 15, Bowling Green posted a 2-2 record in the Amite School Center Tournament.