El Dorado News

March 24, 2018
El Dorado News Times

Smackover cruises to 8-1 win over Crossett

This article was published March 3, 2018 at 5:00 a.m.

News-Times Staff

SMACKOVER - Smackover beat Crossett 8-1 Friday to give the Lady Bucks their first victory of the softball season. Abbi Crawford allowed just one hit in the circle and Karli Goocher blasted a two-run home run.

Crawford struck out seven while walking just two batters.

“Reagan Richardson made some nice plays at shortstop. Sabrina Estridge made some really good plays at third. I thought the kids played pretty good defense again tonight,” said Smackover coach Dennis Steele.

The Lady Bucks had seven hits, including three in a four-run first inning. Lydia Pullin singled and scored on Goocher’s two-run homer. Crawford reached on an error. Richardson singled to score Karis Robinson, who ran for Crawford. Richardson scored on a squeeze bunt by Estridge.

Smackover added two in the second. Megan Mullins was hit by a pitch and Brooklyn Dees walked. Pullin walked to load the bases for Goocher, who drove in a run with a single. Dees scored on a passed ball.

In the fifth, Estridge singled, stole second and scored on a single by Tori Amspaugh. Goocher singled, stole second, went to third on a passed ball and scored on an error in the sixth.

Goocher was 3-for-4 with three RBI to lead Smackover, which plays Taylor at Southern Arkansas University on Monday.




CAMDEN - Allyson Silmon continued her torrid start to the season by belting a pair of two-run homers for the Lady Wildcats (2-1), with her second coming in the decisive eighth.

Silmon also had a double and drove in four runs for El Dorado.

Grace Murry went 3-for-5 with two runs scored and Taylor Mayo drove in three runs while going 2-for-4.

Larran Simmons went 1-for-1 before leaving the game after being injured while trying to make a tag at third base.

Grace Hargett was the winning pitcher, racking up 11 strikeouts while allowing 11 hits in going the distance. She walked five.





HARMONY GROVE - The Lady Hornets overcame a 4-0 deficit to top the Lady Wildcats.

Silmon had a solo homer in the first, while Simmons, Hargett and Murry each had two hits in the game for El Dorado.

Payton Scarlett went 1-for-3 with a walk, one run scored and two RBIs.

Hargett took the loss, allowing five hits while striking out 10 in eight innings of work. She walked eight and hit a batter.

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