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Bradford ousts Lady Jackets

Bradford ousts Lady Jackets
Bradford ousts Lady Jackets | Greenfield Lady Yellowjackets, Hannah Meade, Danielle Pence, Andrea Smith, Bradford Lady Red Devils, softball, Jackilann Street, Emily Cunningham

Watching and Waiting — Greenfield pitcher Hannah Meade (left) and second baseman Danielle Pence (right) watch anxiously as right fielder Andrea Smith makes a catch during the Lady Jackets’ 4-0 loss to Bradford in the District 14-A Tournament.
The Bradford Lady Red Devils scored the only run they needed in the first inning of their 4-0 victory over the host Greenfield Lady Yellowjackets in a first-round elimination game of the District 14-A Softball Tournament on Thursday.
The loss ended the Lady Jackets’ season with a 6-16 overall record.
“We didn’t put enough hits together. It was clearly closer than the 4-0 score shows. We gave them the last two runs,” GHS head coach Hal Blackman said.
Bradford’s Jackilann Street singled to open the Lady Devils’ half of the first, stole second and third and scored on a passed ball for a 1-0 Bradford lead after an inning.
Lady Jacket pitcher Hannah Meade kept the Bradford bats in check allowing only an infield single over the second and third innings. Two errors turned into a run for BHS in the fourth as the lead doubled.
Greenfield’s best chances to score came in the sixth and seventh innings. In the top of the sixth, Jessica Williams doubled to the fence in left and moved to third on Danielle Pence’s infield single. After a strikeout, Emily Randolph flied out to left, and Williams tried to tag and score but was gunned down at the plate to keep the deficit at two runs.
In the Bradford half of the sixth, Street bunted for a single and stole second. Meade issued her only walk to Emily Cunningham and both advanced via the steal. Meade tried to pick Street off of third, but the throw eluded Allison Williams allowing both Lady Red Devils to score for a 4-0 lead.
In Greenfield’s last at-bat of the season, Morgan Bodkins and Meade knocked back-to-back singles. Andrea Smith also singled, but Bradford wriggled off the hook to take the 4-0 win.
Meade struck out eight while walking one and giving up three hits in the loss.
For Bradford, Cunningham pitched the win.

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