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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.

EL DORADO 11,

CAMDEN FAIRVIEW 9,

EIGHT INNINGS

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.

THURSDAY

HARMONY GROVE 5,

EL DORADO 4,

EIGHT INNINGS

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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