BY PCC STAFF
MT. PLEASANT – Fort Madison dropped two games of a double header on the road at Mt. Pleasant Thursday night 6-4, 9-2 in girls softball action.
In the first game, Maycee Featheringill had a couple of hits and two RBI to lead Fort Madison in the loss.
The Bloodhounds 7th inning rally fell short by two runs when Allyson Helmick grounded out to short stranding Dalyn Wondra who had reached on a fielder’s choice. Featheringill would try to score on Wondra’s hit, but was thrown out at home.
With the Bloodhounds down 6-2 going into the top of the 7th, Olivia Williams stroked a single to center. Logan Johnson popped up to the second baseman for the first out, but Powers singled to left pushing Williams to second where she was held up on the throw in.
Featheringill then ripped a shot to deep right center that plated Williams and Powers. Featheringill advanced to third on a throw home, bringing Wondra to the plate representing the tying run with just one out. Wondra’s hit ran down the first base line, but the Panther’s came up throwing and got Featheringill at the plate for the second out.
Helmick would then ground out to end the game.
Powers went the distance for the Hounds giving up six runs, five earned on seven hits. She struck out five, walked four and gave up a two-run homer to Mt. Pleasant’s Trinity Krabill on an 0-1 pitch in the third inning that broke a 1-1 tie.
In the nightcap, the Panther’s jumped on Fort Madison pitcher Neeley Rehm for six runs in the first two innings. Rehm would give way to Katie Dennis who calmed things down giving up just 2 runs over the final four innings, but the Hounds couldn’t get any offense going.
Kylee Cashman had a hit and an RBI and Logan Johnson went 2-for-3 at the plate. Olivia Williams and Dennis both scored runs for Fort Madison.
The Hounds fall to 1-2 on the year and travel to Wilton on Friday for another doubleheader.