BY PCC STAFF
DAVENPORT – The Fort Madison Lady Hounds softball team dropped a doubleheader on the road Wednesday night at Davenport North 11-3 and 12-2.
FMHS looked to make a game of the opener when Kylie Cashman drew a lead-off walk in the top of the first and would eventually come around to score on Kamryn Bailey’s RBI single. Sadie Smithburg got plunked after Cashman walked but was held up at third on Bailey’s single.
Smithburg would get thrown out at home on Cassie Power’s fielder’s choice to third and Dalyn Wondra grounded out to short to end the first.
The Wildcats counted in the first with a run, but Kaitlyn Dennis, who took the loss for FMHS shut North down after the lone run.
Fort Madison scored again in the second when Smithburg drove in Logan Johnson who hit a one-out double. The Hounds wouldn’t score again until the top of fourth when Ivy Geerdes drew a walk and advanced on Johnson’s single. Allison Helmick grounded out advancing Geerdes who would then score on a Cashman sacrifice. Smithburg popped out to right field to end the inning and the scoring for the Hounds.
North was able to get their timing against Dennis in the second inning putting up five runs, four earned on five hits highlighted by Kyleigh Coin’s 2-run, 2-out double to center. The Wildcats would put up a run in each the third and fourth innings to hold an 8-1 lead going into the sixth, where after a leadoff ground out to third, the North plated the next three hitters for an 11-3 win.
Dennis went the distance for FMHS giving up 11 runs, nine earned on 15 hits and no strikeouts.
In the second game, Cassie Powers took the mound for the Bloodhounds.
Powers held the Wildcats scoreless through the first two innings recording three strikeouts and giving up just two hits, but the third inning was her undoing with the big hit coming in the form of a two-out triple by Kenzie Tronnes that plated three. The Wildcats scored five runs total before Powers got Hannah Healey to pop out to third to end the inning.
Davenport North scored three more in the bottom of the fourth and four in the bottom of the fifth to set the 10-run rule at 12-2.
The Hounds got a run in the second from Allison Helmick when Maycee Featheringill doubled her home. The second run came in the top of the third when Olivia Williams led off with a double and advanced to third on Cashman’s ground out to first. Bailey then grounded out to second scoring Williams.
The Hounds fall to 6-15 on the year and hosted Washington in a doubleheader at home Thursday night.