BY PCC STAFF
WAPELLO – The Fort Madison Lady Hounds got two hits from Maycee Featheringill and a two-run double from Sadie Smithburg in a rain-shortened 11-3 loss to Wapello on Wednesday night.
The Arrows Samantha Smith had control of the Hounds for most of the first four innings going 1-2-3 in the first inning all on infield singles.
Senior Kamryn Bailey slapped a double to start the second inning and came around to score on Featheringill’s one-out single. Dalyn Wondra grounded out and Logan Johnson fanned to end the rally with the Bloodhounds trailing 4-1.
Wapello plated two more in the bottom half of the second for a 6-1 lead. The Hounds would go quietly in the third and fourth with Smith sitting down six in a row.
The Hounds got the bats going in the top of the fifth with Featheringill leading off with a single. Wondra struck out and Johnson drew a walk and Jassmine Bass followed with a strike out for the second out. Allison Helmick then singled to load the bases.
Smithburg then roped a double scoring Featheringill and Johnson. Olivia Williams drew a two-out walk before Lauren Bailey grounded out to end the threat, but FMHS had cut the lead to 8-3 with the Arrows having put up two runs in the bottom of the fourth.
Wapello scored three more in the bottom of the fifth before the game was called due to inclement with two outs.
The Hounds get a break of sorts as they take their 4-11 mark to Davenport West on Saturday for games with Davenport North and Muscatine.