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Greyhounds Varsity Softball Team Pulls Out Victory

April 6, 2011 Healdsburg High School Varsity Softball Field.

The team came from five runs down to win 8-5 Wednesday afternoon against the Kelseyville Knights. 

Five walks and two-hit batters were gifts the Knights used to score all of their five runs in the first inning without getting a hit.  In the fourth inning, the Greyhounds scored three runs themselves without a hit and the game moved into the fifth inning with Kelseyville leading 5-3. 

After three quick outs in the top of the fifth by the Knights, the Hounds scored five runs to give them an 8-5 lead and eventually the win.

The Greyhounds used three pitchers during the game.  Savannah Wode-Shura began the game but was replaced by Katie Curry who pitched two scoreless innings.  Mikayla Froom began pitching in the fourth inning and finished the game notching her first career varsity win.  The three pitchers only allowed one hit during the game.

Hitting stars were Savannah Wode-Shura with two hits, a single and a triple.  Kim McKernan also pounded out a triple in the fifth inning with the bases loaded driving in three runs to give the Greyhounds a 6-5 lead at the time.  Chenae McCann and Nellie Lindsey each had one hit in the game. 

The players were glad for the win after losing the day before, Tuesday, April 5, against the Ft. Bragg Timberwolves.  The Timberwolves won 13-9 with only five hits on the day. 

Sixteen walks given up by the Hounds were just too much to overcome.

  The Hounds did have 11 hits against the Timberwolves with Kayla Mancini getting her second homerun of the season.  Kayla's first homerun earlier in the season was a dead center blast but Tuesday’s was a towering hit that cleared the left field fence with ease. 

Chenae McCann had three hits on the day, two singles and a double.  Jelly Chesley had a double and a single as did Savannah Wode-Shura.  Katie Curry, Sam McGee, and Nellie Lindsey each had one hit apiece.

The Hounds are fun to watch when they come to the plate and as the pitching improves, win number two will come sooner than later.  And sooner may mean tomorrow when the Greyhounds travel to Windsor at 4 p.m. for their second SCL game of the season.

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