Coach Cindy Colman’s Carmi White County Jr High Lady Bullpups fell in an early hole Saturday morning at Johnston City and never could catch up falling to Marion 5-1. The loss dropped the Lady Bullpups to 8-2 on the season and snapped a 6 game win streak. The team came back with a vengeance in their second game of the day however as the young ladies smoked Eldorado by a 13-1 final in their noon contest.
Marion and Carmi-White County combined for only 8 hits total in the early contest, 4 apiece. After a difficult first inning, Lindsay Simmons would settle in and cruise the rest of the way. Only 2 of Marion’s runs were earned. Simmons struck out 8 while walking 5 and threw 17 first pitch strikes. Offensively, Eva Attebury went 2 for 2. Caroline Simmons and Lindsay Simmons accounted for the Bullpups other 2 hits. The Lady Bullpups lone run came in the third on an RBI double from Caroline Simmons scoring Addi Elliott.
The Lady Bullpups came back to top the Lady Eaglets in 3 innings just after noon scoring 3 runs in the first and then piling on 10 more in the 2nd. Aly Albright got the win from the pitcher’s circle. She struck out 5 and walked 5 while allowing just one hit over 3 innings of work. Offensively, Grace Sneed paced the Bullpups with 3 RBI while going 2 for 2 from the plate and scoring twice herself. Mia Evans, Eva Attebury, and Briley McAllister also collected hits on the day.
The Lady Bullpups, now 9-2 will face off with Edwards County in Albion on Wednesday and then travel to Benton for a date with the Jr. Rangerettes on Thursday afternoon.