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Lady 'Hawks down Lady Pioneers in final innings

by Randy Moll | April 6, 2021 at 8:16 a.m.
Westside Eagle Observer/RANDY MOLL Gentry's second baseman, Emmi Haag, puts the tag on a Pea Ridge runner trying to take second base during play in Gentry on March 31.

GENTRY -- Big innings in the sixth and seventh allowed the visiting Lady Hawks from Pea Ridge to take the lead in the sixth and seal a 14-8 victory in the top of the seventh.

Though the Lady Pioneers were ahead 7-4 after five innings of play, the Lady Hawks scored six in the top of the fifth and another four in the top of the seventh to put the game away on March 31 in Gentry.

Gentry scored a run in the second, two in the third, three in the fourth, and another run in the fifth for a healthy 7-4 lead at the end of five, but everything changed in the sixth when Pea Ridge scored six runs on a pair of hits, a walk and a couple of Gentry errors.

Kyleigh Wheaton hit a homerun for Gentry in the bottom of the sixth, but it wasn't enough and Pea Ridge piled on four more runs in the top of the seventh for extra insurance.

Gentry had eight runs on 12 hits and eight Pea Ridge errors. Pea Ridge had 14 runs on six hits and two Gentry errors.

Afton Finnell had two hits in the game for Gentry and four RBIs. Mazzi Jones and Wheaton hit homers in the game. Malea Wilson had a double.

Kyleigh Wheaton pitched all seven innings for Gentry, striking out six and walking three.

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Gentry's star pitcher, Kyleigh Wheaton, not only strikes out many batters in each game, but she also hit home runs in both of Gentry's games last week.
Westside Eagle Observer/RANDY MOLL Gentry's star pitcher, Kyleigh Wheaton, not only strikes out many batters in each game, but she also hit home runs in both of Gentry's games last week.
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Gentry's Mazzi Jones focuses on a pitch during play against Pea Ridge at Gentry High School on March 31, 2021.
Westside Eagle Observer/RANDY MOLL Gentry's Mazzi Jones focuses on a pitch during play against Pea Ridge at Gentry High School on March 31, 2021.
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Randi Jo Bolinger takes a cut at a pitch during Gentry's home game against Pea Ridge on March 31, 2021.
Westside Eagle Observer/RANDY MOLL Randi Jo Bolinger takes a cut at a pitch during Gentry's home game against Pea Ridge on March 31, 2021.
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Gentry's catcher, Taylor Norman, takes a cut at a pitch during play against Pea Ridge in Gentry on March 31, 2021.
Westside Eagle Observer/RANDY MOLL Gentry's catcher, Taylor Norman, takes a cut at a pitch during play against Pea Ridge in Gentry on March 31, 2021.
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