The Ottumwa Courier

May 23, 2013

Hopkins leads Rockets to win over Lady Dees

Courier sports staff
Ottumwa Courier

ALBIA —  Nataliah Hopkins turned in a strong performance on the mound to help Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont defeat rival Albia 7-1 Thursday in South Central Conference action.

"I thought we came out of the box and jumped on them," E-B-F softball coach Tony Fenton said. "I thought we really executed well offensively. I was very pleased with the effort we got tonight."

Paige Shafer went 3-5 at the plate, including a triple, and Tasha Alexander and Shelby Allgood both went 3-for-4 for the Rockets.  Alexander also drove in a team-high three RBI.

Lexi VanPolen took the loss on the mound for the Lady Dees. She allowed seven runs on 12 hits. Albia's Anna Riley and Sydney Weldon both went 2-4.

E-B-F (1-1) plays Fairfield in a non-conference doubleheader today. Albia (1-1) plays in a tournament in Williamsburg Saturday.

E-B-F 7, Albia  1

Eddy 212 200 0 — 7 12 1

Albi 000 000 1 —  1   5 3

  E-B-F battery — Nataliah Hopkins (W, 1-1) (7IP, 5H, 1R, 1ER, 7K, 1BB), Jarrah Jensen catching.

2B — Tasha Alexander.

3B — Paige Shafer.

Hits —Shafer 3 -for-5, Haegen Boyer 2-for-5, T. Alexander 3-for-4, Shelby Allgood 3-for-4, Sadie Baugher  2-for-4.

RBI — T. Alexander 3, Allgood, Makenzie Jensen. Runs — Shafer 2, Boyer, Alexander, Mckinley Moore, Allgood, Baugher.

Home Team battery — Lexi VanPolen (W-L, 1-0) (7IP, 12H, 7R, 3K, 2BB), Emma Dinneen catching.

2B — Sydney Weldon.

Hits — Sydney Weldon 2-for-4, Anna Riley 2-for-4, Van Pollen 1-for-3.