BY PCC STAFF
FORT MADISON – The FMHS girls softball team seems to have turned a corner with three big wins in a row.
The Bloodhounds won again Wednesday night with a come-from-behind 12-11 win over Wapello at home.
Fort Madison scored four runs in the bottom of the 7th inning to erase an 8-run fifth inning where the red and black found themselves behind 10-5 with nine outs remaining.
The Hounds put up three runs in the bottom of the sixth after the Arrows put up another run in the top half of the inning.
Lexi Schmidt slammed the door in the top of the ninth and then the Hounds plated four in the bottom for the win.
Jada Lamm led the Hounds at the plate going 3 for 5 including a double with three runs driven in. Chase Lowney, coming off one her biggest nights in high school Tuesday going 7 of 10 with four doubles and two home runs in a sweep of No. 4 ranked Burlington, was hot again going 3 for 5 with an RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base.
Kamryn Bailey went 2 for 4 with a double, two RBIs, two runs scored, and a stolen base. Schmidt went 2-for 5 with three runs scored. Sadie Smithburg was 2 for 3 with a run scored and two RBIs. Bailey is leading the Hounds hitting .408 on the season, 12th best in the Southeast Conference, and is tied for the league lead in home runs with four and is second in the conference with 18 RBIs. Chase Lowney is also at the top with four home runs and is just behind Bailey hitting .400 on the year.
Teryn Parsons and Schmidt are hitting .393 and .391 on the season.
Schmidt went the distance for the Hounds giving up 11 runs, eight earned, and struck out four. She is 3-5 on the year with a 5.07 ERA.
The Hounds play in tournament action Friday and Saturday at the Davenport West tournament.