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Lady Devils split with Knoxville Catholic

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By Goose Lindsay

The Harriman Lady Blue Devils traveled to West Knoxville Friday night and split a doubleheader with Knoxville Catholic.

Both games featured a lot of runs as Harriman won the first game, 10-7, but the Lady Irish bounced back in game two to knock off the Lady Devils, 16-3.

Game 1

A pair of 4-run innings keyed Harriman’s 10-7 victory in the first game of the evening.

Friday’s game opened with Harriman scoring a run in the top of the first inning.

Darian Boyd walked and eventually scored on a wild pitch to give the Lady Devils the early lead.

The lead didn’t last long as Catholic scored three runs in the bottom of the first inning.

The momentum shifted back in Harriman’s dugout in the second inning as the Lady Devils used a 2-out rally to put four runs on the board.

Chelsea Langley walked to start the attack, but the real damage came with two outs when Katie Hall and Haley Goldston had back-to-back singles followed by back-to-back doubles from Boyd and Marilyn Franklin to make the score 5-3.

Harriman made it 6-3 with a run in the top of the third inning.

Kaitlin Abston singled and eventually scored when Haley Goldston reached on an error. Taylor Sells (walk) and Alyssa Goldston (single) also reached safely for Harriman in the third inning.

All was quiet in the fourth inning, but the fifth inning was noisy as both teams had no trouble scoring runs.

Harriman struck first as the Lady Devils used an RBI single from Boyd along with a 3-run homer from Franklin to push their lead to 10-7.

Franklin’s bomb proved to be huge as Catholic scored four runs in the bottom of the inning to make the final score 10-7.

Boyd (3-4, 2B, 3 RBIs, 3 runs) and Franklin (2-2, 2B, HR, 4 RBIs, 1 runs) paced Harriman’s offense, while Goldston picked up the win in the circle.

Game 2

The final game of the evening was no fun for Harriman as the Lady Irish scored 11 runs in the final two innings to take home the 13-run victory.

Harriman trailed 5-0 entering the bottom of the third inning, but the Lady Devils used an RBI double from Franklin and a 2-run single from Ivory Peddicord to pull within 5-3. Hall, Boyd and Franklin scored Harriman’s runs in the inning.

The game didn’t stay close long, however, as Catholic scored three runs in the fourth and eight more in the fifth to win going away.

 

Harriman will be in action again Thursday when they host Oliver Springs at 6 p.m.