Pine defeats Bogalusa in Monday’s game

Published 1:38 pm Friday, March 29, 2019

Pine scored 10 runs in the first inning during a 17-1 four-inning victory over Bogalusa at the Bogalusa Airport Ballpark on Monday.
Pine did not get a hit in the first inning, but showed patience at the plate, drawing six walks, getting hit and the Lady Raiders took advantage of four errors.
The inning started with Caitlyn Polk walking and Alyssa Phelps getting hit. Polk scored on a wild pitch to make it 1-0. After Cassidy Ashe reached on an error, Makia Clark plated Phelps on an RBI groundout to the pitcher. Kiyasha Clark reached on an error that sent Ashe home to make it 3-0. Sydney Thomas and Elizabeth Barber both walked. Makia Clark tallied on a wild pitch. Bailey Dunn drove in a run and reached on a miscue that plated Thomas for a 5-0 lead. Barber scored the sixth run on a wild pitch. Barber scored on a wild pitch. Kelsey Jenkins got on via an error that plated in Dunn to make it 7-0. Phelps walked, but Jenkins scored on a wild pitch for an 8-0 lead. Polk and Phelps scored the final two runs of the inning. Polk scored on a wild pitch and Phelps tallied on an error for the 10-0 lead through one.
“We got up 10-0, and then the second inning, didn’t do as well, didn’t hit the ball as well. We came back the third inning and we scored a few runs, and then the fourth inning, we were able to score more to (win) the game, but overall, defensively, we didn’t do too bad of a job. Still got to get better. We always can get better. We have been losing a lot of close games and we’ve got to be able to get over that hump,” Pine coach Matt Stogner said.
Pine is 0-5 in games decided by two runs or fewer.
The Lady Raiders added two more in the second.
Thomas hit a ball down the left field line that rolled to the wall for a one-out double. After the second out, Dunn walked. Thomas scored on an error and Dunn made it 12-0 when Polk reached on a fielder’s choice error as the throw home was dropped.
Bogalusa scored its run in the third.
Skylar Keys tripled. She scored on an RBI groundout to shortstop by Raye Diamond Hudson. It was 12-1 through three.
The Lady Raiders scored their final five runs in the fourth.
Dunn doubled to centerfield and Kaitlyn Cochran walked to begin the frame. Kensley Magee reached on a fielder’s choice on a ball down the third-base line. After the first two outs, Kaylyn Ginn reached on an error that sent Dunn and Cochran home to make it 14-1. Kaitlyn Sumrall walked and Breanna Brumfield hit a two-run single to center, sending Magee and Ginn to the plate, but an error allowed Sumrall to score for a 17-1 lead.
Pine retired Bogalusa in order in the bottom of the inning, bringing in the mercy rule.
Polk walked twice and scored two runs.
Phelps was hit, walked and scored two runs.
Ashe, Barber, Magee and Cochran all walked and scored a run.
Makia Clark walked and drove in a run.
Kiyasha Clark, Jenkins and Ginn all scored a run.
Thomas doubled, walked and scored two runs.
Dunn walked, doubled, drove in a run and scored three runs.
Ginn walked twice and scored a run.
Brumfield singled, doubled and had two RBIs.
Bogalusa’s Keys tripled, walked and scored a run.
Hudson had an RBI.
MaKinley Phillips and Mariah Myles both singled and walked.
Kei-ajah was hit.
Bogalusa’s young team features one senior in Foster and everybody else is in their sophomore year or younger.
“Everybody we play is eight years ahead of us because they’ve been playing since they were little,” Bogalusa coach Lester Jenkins said. “It’s a work in a progress. I’ve seen tons of improvement in them, but like I said, everybody else is eight years ahead of us as far as the playing time and it shows.”

Bogalusa’s DeShunti Robinson makes contact with a pitch in a game held Monday.