Tunstall softball has tough week


Tunstall Softball (4-7) had a tough week dropping three games to Chatham, Patrick County, and Dan River. 

In the 14-9 loss at Chatham, Katie Tuck and Colby Eastwood split the time in the circle against the hot Chatham bats. Khamauri Mays went three-for-four with three singles, two RBIs, and two stolen bases in the loss. 

After traveling to Patrick County, the Cougars jumped on the Trojans early with a 2-0 first inning lead. Both teams scored three in both the third and fourth innings, but Patrick County sealed the deal in bottom of the sixth for the 9-6 victory. 

Colby Eastwood had three of Tunstall’s six hits with a double and two singles. Heidi Ellis, Greenly Elliott, and Madison Austin each added a single. 

On Monday, April 25 at Dan River, Tunstall gave up nine runs in the first two innings in a combination of Dan River hits and Tunstall errors. After going through the lineup without a single baserunner, Greenly Elliott got Tunstall’s first hit of the night on a ground ball to right field. Elliott and Eastwood would each have two hits on the night. 

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Tunstall made a five run charge in the bottom of the second inning to tie the game, but it would not prove to be enough against Dan River in the 14-7 loss. 

With bases loaded following a pitching change, Hannah Rigney hit a two out, two strike, two RBI single. 

In the bottom of fourth, Tunstall tried to get something started again as Destiny Flores laid down a bunt to the first baseline and Erin Bowles followed it with a single up the middle, but it was too little against the Wildcats lead. 

Bowles also added a triple in the loss. Ella Robertson and Audrey Williams each added a single.  

This article was previously published in the April 27 issue of the Star-Tribune.