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Jonesboro rolls to easy win in high school softball action

From Staff Reports

The Jonesboro Lady Cardinals softball team rolled to a 15-0 victory against Morrow in a game called after four innings.

Heather Lowry picked up the win for the Lady Cardinals with a strong effort from the mound.

Lowry went the distance, allowing just one hit, striking out 10 and walking just one.

She also showed she could get it done with the plate as she also finished with a 2-for-3 performance, including a triple and and four RBIs. Kellsie Currin finished with two RBIs and Brittany Carnes had three RBIs.

Alarie Smith added to the offense punch, picking up one hit and finishing with two RBIs.

The Lady Cardinals next game comes next Wednesday against East Coweta. The first pitch is set for 5 p.m.

Heritage 9, Lovejoy 1: The Lovejoy Lady Wildcats opened the season with a 9-1 loss on the road in Conyers.

Katie Vickers went 1-for-3 with a triple. Brittaney Evans went 1-3 with a double and a run scored.

Henry County 5, Eagle's Landing 4: Keisha Varner went 3-for-4 and scored a run as the Ladyhawks beat rival Eagle's Landing in a game decided with the international tiebreaker.

Erica English scored the game-winning run on a passed by.

English pitched the first four innings and Amber Harrell pitched the last five innings.

Terri Mesko pitched nine innings and struck out nine batters in the loss.

Union Grove 3, Stockbridge 1:

Union Grove jumped to a 2-0 lead in the third inning when Marlee Moseley collected a two-run single to score Ashley Hill and Lynleigh Hurndon.

Moseley went 2-for-3 to lead the Lady Wolverines in hitting.

Teammate Leandra Hines went 1-for-1 with a walk and she also reached base on an error. She scored one run in the fifth inning.

Hines was not only effective at the plate but in center field as well. In the third inning, she robbed Terese Gober of a hit when she made a diving catch. In the sixth inning, she threw out Katie Cash at home.

"Their centerfielder made the difference in the ball game," Stracner said. "She was on base every at-bat and made two great defensive plays."

Stockbridge's lone run came in the fifth inning when Carrie Fox scored on a wild pitch.