Arab softball

Arab’s varsity softball players celebrate their first win of the season.

The Arab varsity softball team easily did away with Susan Moore 8-1 on Tuesday, March 10. It was the team’s first win of the season.

Arab got on the board in the first inning when Kaitlynn Robertson grounded out, scoring two runs. 

The Lady Knights tallied four runs in the sixth inning. Kristen Pritchett had a triple, and Robertson, Kinsley Lovelady and Lily Livingston all had singles.

In the bottom of the sixth inning, the Knights stopped Susan Moore’s momentum with a 1-6-2 double play. Robertson grabbed a ground ball, tossed to Livingston coming over from short to cover second, then Livingston fired it to Kylie Westbrook at first to complete the double play.

Robertson got the win. She allowed five hits and one run over seven innings, striking out three and walking none. She had a .800 strike percentage.

Chloe Smith took the loss for Susan Moore. She lasted six innings, allowing 11 hits and eight runs while striking out four.

Arab had 12 hits on the day. Lola Davis, Kaitlyn Salinas and Reese Kearney all managed multiple hits for the Lady Knight. Davis went 3-for-4 to lead the team in hits.

The Lady Knights are led by head coach Casey Clark Cranford and assistants Nicole Bobrowskil and Callie Cranford. The team consist of seventh graders Robertson, Livingston and Davis; eighth graders Lovelady and Sarah Benefield; freshmen Reese Kearney and Ragan Barnes; sophomores Emma Stewart, Salinas and Westbrook; juniors Pritchett and Ashley Law; and seniors Whitley Bickford, Allie Grace Fowler, Gracie Ridgeway and Autumn Tidwell.

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