Guy Ellis

The Fairland Lady Owls softball club kept busy last week with three games.

Last Tuesday the squad faced a tough Adair group, the #6 team in class #a, dropping a 10-2 final at home.

On Wednesday the squad featured in pool play at the Wyandotte tournament with an 8-2 win over Welch and a 3-2 loss to longtime rival the Afton Lady Eagles.

The Lady Owls win over Welch featured a bonanza of hits as the Fairland bats compiled 12 in four innings at the plate.

Kayla Kowal went 3 for 3 with a triple, a double and an RBI.

Katie Schubert went 2 for 3 with a double and 2 RBIís.

Bekky Gebhart went 1 for 2 with 2 RBIís.

Jessica Blalock went 2 for 3 with an RBI.

Katie Hutchison went 1 for 2 with an RBI.

Emily Shelton went 2 for 2 at the plate.

Kortney Kowal picked up the win against Welch. The pitcher delivered five strikeouts while giving up three hits.

The Lady Owls contest with Afton was a defensive battle that featured two excellent performances from the pitcherís circle.

Jakey Dobbs was the winning pitcher for Afton with nine strikeouts in the game while giving up five hits.

Kortney Kowal delivered 11 strikeouts for the Lady Owls while giving up two hits.

The Lady Eagles scored a run from Shelbie VanPielt off a sacrifice shot from teammate Jacey Grimes in the fourth inning to notch up the first point of the game.

Two Fairland errors in the sixth inning helped Grimes land a 2-RBI triple to put Afton up 3-0 going into the bottom of the final inning.

The Lady Owls responded with a two out rally that began when Gebhart drove in Kayla Kowal off a double.

Blalock sent Gebhart across home with a single that cut the Afton advantage to one. From there the Lady Eagles gathered the reins back in and scored the third out of the side off of a fielderís choice knock to end the game.

The series of games puts the Lady Owl record at an even 9-9 as the club prepares for a home stand this week against Commerce, Ketchum, and Oklahoma Union.