DHS Softball

The Daleville Lady Hawks (0-14) hit the road for three consecutive road games last week and dropped all three in tough matchups.

Daleville fell to Class 2A, Area 2 rival Samson on April 9 in a 10-4 loss.

Samson was able to jump ahead 4-0 in the second inning before Daleville cut the lead to 4-2 in the top of the third inning

Samson responded with another run in the bottom of the third and then five in the fifth inning to take a 10-2 lead.

Daleville managed two more runs in the top of the seventh but that was as close as the Lady Hawks could come as Samson held on for the win.

Daleville struggled at the plate with just two hits as a team. Alyssa Straw and Teconna White each earned one hit, while Jamie Peters, Straw, Haley Jones and White scored one run each.

Alyssa Harris led the way from the circle pitching six innings with eight strikeouts. Harris also gave up five hits and 10 runs.

Against Geneva County on April 11, the Lady Hawks again fell behind big early as Geneva County went ahead 7-0 in the first inning.

Geneva County then added to that lead with two more runs in the second inning before Daleville finally got on the board with a pair of runs in the top of the third to cut the lead to 9-2.

Geneva County then secured the win with three more runs in the bottom of the third inning and five in the fourth inning before the game was called earning Geneva County the 17-2 win.

Peters and Straw were able to get one hit each for Daleville but were the only Lady Hawk batters to earn a hit.

Harris and Straw scored one run each, while Jones, Peters and Straw each had one stolen base.

Harris pitched three and 1/3 innings with one strikeout. She also gave up 11 hits and 17 runs.

On April 12, the Lady Hawks traveled to Cottonwood and despite a late rally fell 13-6.

Cottonwood went ahead 1-0 in the first inning before Daleville rallied to take a 2-1 lead in the second inning.

That lead would not last long, however, as Cottonwood earned two more runs in the bottom of the third inning to take a 3-2 lead and then extended that lead to 9-2 when the Lady Bears exploded with six runs in the fourth inning.

Cottonwood tacked on two more runs in the fifth inning to take an 11-2 lead before Daleville answered with a pair of runs in the top of the sixth inning to cut the lead to 11-4.

Cottonwood answered with two runs of its own in the bottom of the sixth inning and took a 13-4 lead.

Daleville responded with a pair of runs in the seventh inning but couldn’t muster any more runs as Cottonwood held on to the 13-6 win.

The Lady Hawks had one of their best days at the plate, despite the loss, earning 10 hits as a team.

Krishauna Jackson, Nevaeh Pettway, Harris and Straw each had two hits in the loss, while Kinley Sykes and Alana Gordon had one hit each. Pettway and Straw each had a triple, as well. Jackson had a pair of doubles.

Pettway scored two runs for Daleville, while Straw, Jackson, White and Gordon scored one run each.

Gordon, Sykes and Pettway each had one stolen base.

Harris again pitched all six innings and struck out two batters, while giving up 16 hits and 13 runs.

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