BY PCC STAFF
FORT MADISON – Senior Kamryn Bailey homered for the third time this year and Hounds put up 20 runs against Wilton Friday to snap out of a 5-of-6 losing stretch.
The Hounds have now won three straight after dropping six in a row to end the month of May.
Freshman Olivia Williams went 3-3 with an RBI in the opener to spur FMHS to a 9-6 win. Freshman Lauren Bailey went the first four innings giving up five runs all earned on seven hits, while fanning three. Jassmine Bass came in in relief and threw two innings giving up an earned run on two hits. Katelyn Dennis, just an eighth grader, buttoned up the win throwing nine pitches including a strikeout.
Trailing 5-0 going into the bottom of the fourth, Sadie Smithburg reached to start the bottom half and Dalyn Wondra doubled and the Hounds had runners and 2nd and 3rd with no outs. Sophomore Macee Featheringill laced a double of her own scoring Smithburg and Wondra. Featheringill advanced to third on a ground out and then came around to score when Bass grounded out to short. Both teams went 1-2-3 in the fifth and Wilton put up a run in the sixth before FMHS plated six in the bottom half of the sixth.
Wondra and Featheringill both singled to open the inning and then freshman Allison Helmick drew a walk to load the bases. Bass flew out to right to drive in Wondra and then Williams and freshman Kylie Cashman both singled driving in three runs to put the Hounds up 7-6. With Cashman on base, Kamryn Bailey sent the first pitch she saw over the fence for two more runs. Wilton got the next two Hounds out before Bass and Dennis came in a cleaned things up in top of the seventh.
In the second game, the Hounds shut things down after 6 with an 11-1 win. Powers went the distance giving up one run on seven hits and fanning seven. She also led the Hounds offensively going 2-for-3 with three RBIs, a home run and two runs scored. Williams and Smithburg both had two RBIs, with Williams coming on a homer in the sixth.
The Hounds split with Mt. Pleasant on Thursday, falling short in a comeback bid 2-3 to the Panthers in game one, before rolling to an 8-1 win in the night cap. Dennis took the loss in the opener.
William went 3-for-3 in the second game including a triple, a double and four RBIs. Powers got the win giving up just four hits on eight strikeouts.
The Bloodhounds dropped both games of a double header to Central Lee Wednesday night on the road.
The Hounds had started the season 1-3 with the only win coming in game one of a double header at home against West Burlington. After dropping both games of a double header to Washington on the road, the Hounds were hoping to take a couple games from the Lady Hawks.
But Central Lee 10-runned the Hounds in game one 14-4 in five innings. Powers went 3 for 3 with three singles and was thrown out at second trying to stretch a single into a double in the fifth inning. Sadie Smithburg was 2 for 2 with a double and run scored. Sophomore Dalyn Wondra was 2 for 2 with an RBI and a run scored. Sophomore Ivy Geerdes scored the other run for the Hounds.
Central Lee scored 12 runs in the first two innings. Daly Brisby scored three runs for the Lady Hawks, including scoring on a wild pitch in the bottom of the fifth inning to set the 10-run rule at 14-4.
Central Lee needed eight innings to get by the Hounds in the nightcap. Brisby and Sophie Woodley scored in the eight inning to put the game away for Central Lee. Kamryn Bailey went 3 of 5 with two RBIs and a run scored for FMHS.
The Hounds stay busy with a double-header Monday night in Fairfield.