Walk off run propels Vikings over Lady Jets

Posted 3/20/20

CAMERON — Union Pines scored a run in the bottom of the seventh here Thursday night to edge visiting Jordan-Matthews 7-6 in non-conference softball action.

The Lady Jets dropped to 1-3 on the …

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Walk off run propels Vikings over Lady Jets

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CAMERON — Union Pines scored a run in the bottom of the seventh here Thursday night to edge visiting Jordan-Matthews 7-6 in non-conference softball action.

The Lady Jets dropped to 1-3 on the season with the loss while the Vikings improved to 3-2.

After scoring a run in the top of the first inning, J-M was forced to play from behind the entire contest as the home-standing Union Pines club tallied five runs in the home half of the opening frame.

The Lady Jets battled back, scoring single runs in the second, third, fourth and fifth innings to close the deficit to 6-5. Jordan-Matthews plated a run to tie the game in the top of the seventh, but the lack fo a big hit to extend a big inning proved costly as Union Pines took the win in the bottom of the inning.

Ashlyn Ray had a big day at the plate for Jordan-Matthews as the senior went 3-for-4 with a run, an RBI, and a triple.

Adding a 1-for-3 effort with an RBI-double was Macy Beavers while Maci Everwine was 1-for-2 with two runs and a walk, Brenly Rivers 1-for-3, Avery Headen 1-for-4 with a run, Hannah Redding 0-for-1 with a walk and a run, and Joanna Nino scored a run.

Union Pines was led by Kaitlyn Richardson, who went 3-for-3 with two runs, a pair of doubles and a walk while Kaley Evans was 2-for-3 with two runs, two RBI, two doubles and a walk, and Marti Maloof 2-for-3 with a double.

Maddie Wagner chipped in a 1-for-4 day with an RBI, a double and a run scored for the Vikings while Skylar Stewart was 1-for-3, and Taylor Parker and Marissa Fuller each 1-for-4 with a run.

Suffering a tough loss on the mound for the Jets was Beavers, a freshman who allowed just two runs and a walk while fanning nine and yielding eight hits in relief.

Evans notched the win for the Vikings after hurling seven innings and allowing six hits, six runs (four earned), two walks and striking out 10.

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