The Lady Crusaders put on a show from the plate, scoring 19 runs to home team Fayetteville Academy’s 3 in Tuesday’s match up.
Their first 10 runs came when Harrells batted the line-up in the very first inning. They continued to put players on the bases each inning and scored 3 runs in the 2nd, 1 in the 3rd, 1 in the 4th, and the final 4 runs in the 5th inning. FA scored their 3 runs in the bottom of the 4th.
Abigail Blanchard was the starting pitcher for the Crusaders, and she gave up no hits and no runs, but struck out 2 batters. Kiera Gensel pitched the final 4 innings and gave up 3 hits, 3 runs, and struck out 4 batters.
From the batter’s box, Talina Giles went 2-3, got 1 BB and scored 2 runs; Regan Murphy went 2-4, got 1 BB and scored 1 run; Daisha Jordan was 1-5, got 3 BB and scored 3; Marissa Parks, 1-3, 1 BB, 3 runs; Mary Grace Norris, 1-2, 1 run; Blanchard, 1-2, 3 BB and 1 run; 1-2, 1 BB and 1 run; Megan Crisafulli, 1-2 and 2 runs; Cory Levings, 1-3, 3 BB and 2 runs; A. Usher, 1 run; Haley Parks, 2 runs.
The Lady Crusaders are still undefeated in the conference and they host Village Christian on Tuesday.
The Crusader baseball team slipped by Coastal Christian with a 4-3 win despite a 6th inning comeback that almost tied the game.
CC jumped on the scoreboard first with 2 quick runs in the 1st, but Harrells battled back with 1 run in the 2nd and 1 run in the 3rd inning. Both teams held their ground in the 4th and then the Crusaders managed to bring in 2 runs in the 5th.
Coastal Christian scored 1 run in the bottom of the 6th, but couldn’t get that second run that would have tied the score.
Winning pitcher for Harrells was Mike Smith, who gave up 4 hits; 0 walks; had 12 strikeouts; and allowed 1 unearned run.
Leading hitters for the Crusaders were Landon Inman, who went 2-2, scored 2 runs, and had 1 RBI; White went 1-2; Joseph Phaneuf, 1-3; and Cory Sutton, 2 RBIs.
Harrells’ record moves to 3-3 and they host Village Christian on Tuesday.