Lady Bulldogs softball team rebounds

Published 10:48pm Friday, May 3, 2013

The King’s Fork High School Lady Bulldogs faced host Indian River High School on Thursday after finding themselves with their backs against the wall in the playoff picture due to a stunning defeat to Nansemond River High School on Tuesday. The Lady Bulldogs responded well to the pressure by delivering an 11-0 mercy rule-shortened victory over the Lady Braves.

“I was pleased that they bounced back like they did,” King’s Fork head coach Richard Froemel said.

He noticed that the loss to the Lady Warriors had changed things for his players.

“I think because of the way that one ended Tuesday night, I think they carry a little bit more weight with them now,” he said.

On Thursday, the Lady Bulldogs piled up 15 hits, spread across nine different members of the team.

“We were just pleased to see them respond the way they did with the bats,” Froemel said. “We scored every inning. Sydney (Wash) threw her usual self. She had a perfect game going into the fifth inning.”

Wash pitched seven strikeouts, allowing only two hits.

Sophomore Jasmine Holloman shined on offense, going 3-for-4 with five RBIs, including a double and a grand slam home run that was officially regarded as a four-bag award because the outfielder got a glove on it in an unsuccessful attempt to catch it.

Juniors Kayla Jones, Ashley Roten, Kayla Harbin and sophomore Kirsten Wuchter each had two hits.

King’s Fork (11-6, 9-6) will host Hickory High School on Tuesday.

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