Lady Hounds split with Davenport West Tuesday

Fort Madison rebounds from Washington sweep Monday night


FORT MADISON – The Lady Bloodhounds split a doubleheader Tuesday night with Davenport West at Baxter Sports Complex.
Fort Madison won the opener in the non-conference tilt 6-3, and then dropped the nightcap by the 10-run mercy rule 13-3.
The Hounds trailed 3-0 going into the bottom of the second inning of the opener, but put up a three-spot to tie things up.
Brylie Lorence doubled to left to start the inning and was replaced on the bases by Jordyn Marshall. Kylie Lumino was hit by a pitch. Head Coach Jared Rehm would call for the bunt to move the runners over and Reilynn Turnbull executed perfectly. Olivia Buckner followed with an RBI single to right scoring Marshall. After a flyout to shallow center that didn’t score Lumino from third, Alivia Holmes singled to center driving in both Lumino and Buckner, who stole second to get into scoring position.
Emma Snaadt, who came on in relief of Kenna Gittings in the first inning, held the Falcons scoreless the rest of the way while the Hounds put up two runs in the fourth on an RBI-single from Lauryn Helmick and an RBI fielder’s choice by Holmes that plated Turnbull.
Fort Madison would add an insurance run in the fifth inning when Elizabeth Tanner ripped a triple to open the frame and then Taylor Johnson grounded to the pitcher who mishandled the play, allowing Tanner to score.
Snaadt went 6 2/3 innings giving up two runs one earned off seven hits, while walking four and striking out two. Helmick, Holmes each had two hits. Lumino scored two runs and Holmes had three RBIs to lead the Hounds.
In the nightcap, Fort Madison outhit the Falcons 11-9 but committed three errors, two in the first inning, which saw West plate 10 runs off Kenna Gittings. Davenport would score three more in the third for a 13-3 lead. The Hounds couldn’t get a run across in the second through the fifth innings, which invoked the mercy rule after five.
Lorence drove in two runs on a one-out single in the bottom of the first, scoring Elle Ruble and Holmes. Elizabeth Tanner had the other RBI with a single in the first to score Helmick.
Fort Madison (3-2, 5-5) take on Washington at home Thursday in a single game starting at 7:30 p.m.
On Monday, the Hounds dropped two games to the Demons 10-3 and 10-2 with Snaadt taking the loss in game one, giving way to Helmick in the 4th. Helmick and Ruble each had two hits for Fort Madison. Ruble and Holmes each had an RBI. Johnson and Lorence had the other hits for Fort Madison in the opener.
Marshall suffered the loss in the second game going three, giving up 12 hits and 10 runs. Gittings came on in the fourth and held the Demons scoreless. Ruble was 3-3 at the plate with a run scored. Lorence was 2-3 with two RBIs. Holmes also had two hits in the contest.
Holmes, just a freshman, is hitting a team-high .541 and leads the squad in runs scored (13) and RBIs (12). Elle Ruble is hitting .471 and Lauryn Helmick is at .457. Lorence is also over .400 with a .407 through 10 games.
Snaadt is 3-3 on the year in the circle with an ERA of .564. Marshall is 2-1 on the year with .712 ERA.

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