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Lady Devils pick up win, tie in weekend action

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By Goose Lindsay, Sports Editor

Travis Langley’s Harriman Lady Blue Devils picked up a win and a tie over the weekend at the 2011 Suzie Wilkie Invitational in Coalfield.

Harriman’s tie came Friday night when the Lady Devils and Oakdale Lady Eagles were deadlocked at 3-3 when the tournament’s time limit ended the game.

On Saturday, Harriman put together a strong performance when they knocked off Wartburg in four innings, 12-0.

Harriman was also scheduled to play Sunbright Saturday, but that game was cancelled.

The Lady Devils return to action Friday when they visit Oakdale.

Harriman vs. Oakdale

Harriman’s Lindsey Higgins pitched a one-hitter with five strikeouts, but that strong performance didn’t equal a victory as Oakdale scratched and clawed their way to a 3-3 tie.

The first inning would see half the game’s six runs scored as the Lady Eagles grabbed a 2-1 lead. Both teams would score again in the third inning as Oakdale held a 3-2 lead, but the Lady Devils finally pulled even in the fifth inning and that’s how the game would end.

Kristen Kyker led Harriman on the day as she went two-for-three with a double and two runs scored. Dee Boyd also had a hit for the Lady Devils while Jordan Steelman scored Harriman’s third run.

Ashley Sanderson picked up Oakdale’s lone hit and scored two runs for the Lady Eagles.

Harriman vs. Wartburg

Saturday’s game wasn’t much of a contest as the Lady Devils dominated play before the time limit ended the game in the middle of the fourth inning.

Higgins had another great outing as she tossed a three-inning no-hitter with six strikeouts past the Lady Bulldogs. A third inning error was all that stood between Higgins and a perfect game.

Harriman’s offense provided Higgins with plenty of run support as the Lady Devils scored four runs in the first inning, two in the second, five in the third, and one more in the fourth inning.

 Steelman (2-4) and Boyd (2-2, 3 runs) both had multiple hits on the day for Harriman while Higgins, Whitney Goldston, Samantha Jones, Tymber Bodine, Nicole Clark and Laci Sells also had hits for the Lady Devils. Goldston’s hit was a home run.