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Natchez rallies to beat Franklin Co.

NATCHEZ — The Natchez High School Lady Bulldogs used a six-run rally in the bottom of the fifth inning to defeat the Franklin County High School Lady Bulldogs 11-7 Tuesday afternoon at the Natchez-Adams Girls Softball Complex.

Franklin County took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning before Natchez High responded by plating five runs in the bottom of the second inning. However, the visiting Lady Bulldogs from Meadville would have an answer of their own with one run in the top of the fourth inning and five runs in the top of the fifth to take a 7-5 lead.

But the host Lady Bulldogs made sure that lead would not last very long with their second multi-run rally of the game to take the lead for good.

Zanya Lyles went 4-for-4 and Karmen Bernard was 3-for-4 to lead Natchez High’s 10-hit attack. Aysia Pollard was 2-for-3 with a double. Carleigh Sproulls was the winning pitcher.

Jordan Clanton had a double for Franklin County. Even though starting pitcher Karlee Wallace and reliever Sydney Scott combined to strike out nine batters, they also walked six batters with Wallace hitting three batters. And the defense committed six costly errors.

Wallace was charged with the loss as she allowed five runs on three walks to go with three strikeouts on one and one-third innings. Scott gave up six runs, none of them earned, on four walks and six strikeouts in four and two-thirds innings.

Franklin County (no record given) hosts MHSAA Region 7-3A foe Wesson High School at 6 p.m. Thursday. Natchez High (4-2) will play at Terry High School on Friday.

Glenmora 4, Monterey 3

GLENMORA, La. — The Monterey High School Lady Wolves jumped out to an early lead, but they could not maintain it as the Glenmora High School Lady Wildcats rallied to take a 4-3 win Tuesday afternoon in an LHSAA District 5-B game.

Monterey scored three runs in the top of the first inning, but that would be the only offense for the Lady Wolves. Glenmora started its comeback with one run in the bottom of the first inning.

After a scoreless second inning, the Lady Wildcats struck for two runs in the bottom of the third inning to make it a 3-3 game. They scored what turned out to be the game-winning run in the bottom of the fifth. Glenmora won the game despite committing six errors.

Avery Cupit suffered the loss after allowing four runs, three of them earned, on six hits with four strikeouts and only one walk in six innings.

Monterey was held to just five hits, with none of them going for extra bases. Maddy Green went 2-for-3 with one RBI and one run scored while Madison Passman went 1-for-3 for the Lady Wolves. Sarah Gray was 1-for-4 with one RBI and Harlie Murray was 1-for-4 with one run scored.

Monterey (3-9, 1-2) hosts Grace Christian School Thursday at 4 p.m.

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