DRAFFENVILLE – Marshall County’s softball Lady Marshals wound up with a short schedule last week.
But it was a sweet one, as well, with big victories over region powerhouse Reidland and Ballard Memorial.
The Lady Marshals rocked Reidland 11-3 in a home game Thursday.
Christina Winsett staked the Lady Greyhounds to a 2-0 lead with a two-run home run in the top of the first inning, but Marshall County roared back with three runs of their own in the bottom of the frame and outscored Reidland 8-1 in the final four innings to put the game away.
Mallory Young’s leadoff double got things off to a good start. The Lady Marshals added four singles and Buzz Ray reached when she was hit by a pitch from Reidland’s Audrey Dodd.
Allee Moore had two RBIs and Caitlyn York drove in Moore with the third run.
MC added two more runs in the fourth and six in the sixth, and a final seventh-inning tally by Reidland was insignificant.
Young was 4-for-5 for Marshall County, while Ray and York were 3-for-4 and Lexee Miller was 2-for 4.
Reidland, with the second-best record in Region 1, slipped to 19-8.
It was the second loss in a row for the Lady Greyhounds, who fell 4-3 to Livingston Central Tuesday.
Reidland bounced back at home on Friday, thumping Murray 10-0.
A trip to Leitchfield to play highly regarded Grayson County and attempt to avenge a 7-4 defeat during the Lady Marshal Classic last month was rained out Saturday.
The Lady Marshals were scheduled to meet Murray, a District 4 rival, on Monday night to kick off this week’s schedule.
MC travels to Heath this afternoon for a 6 p.m. game and returns home Thursday for another district contest, this one against Calloway County, at 5:30 P.M.
A busy schedule concludes in the Lady Colonel Classic at Christian County High School in Hopkinsville on Friday and Saturday.
R 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 – 3 5 2
MC 3 0 0 2 0 6 x – 11 15 2
Tory Fehrenbacher and Abby Fiessinger; Audrey Dodd and Hope Davidson WP: Fehrenbacher (10-5) LP: Dodd (n/a) HR: R-Winslett (2 RBI)
Marshall Co. 14
Ballard Mem. 4
BARLOW – The Lady Marshals snapped a 1-1 tie with three runs in the top of the fourth, then blew the game open with five runs in the fifth and five more in the sixth. Ballard failed to narrow the margin below 10 runs, ending the game after six innings.
MC 0 1 0 3 5 5 – 14
BM 0 0 1 1 1 1 – 4