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Baldwin girls sweep Louisburg

Sierra Hall crosses the plate Tuesday for the Bulldogs in Baldwin's five-run fifth inning in a game against Louisburg. Baldwin scored 22 runs in the sweep of the visiting Wildcats.

Sierra Hall crosses the plate Tuesday for the Bulldogs in Baldwin's five-run fifth inning in a game against Louisburg. Baldwin scored 22 runs in the sweep of the visiting Wildcats.

April 17, 2013

Hailey Cope led an offensive outburst Tuesday that helped the Baldwin High School softball team earn its first Frontier League doubleheader sweep of the season.

The Bulldogs defeated visiting Louisburg in the first game, 8-4, and claimed the nightcap, 14-9, banging out 20 hits in the sweep.

“The girls have been hitting the ball well all season, and they are approaching the plate with positive attitudes,” coach Chad Scoby said. “A huge key to our run production has been the girls’ aggressiveness on the bases. They rarely miss an opportunity to take an extra base or score on a passed ball, which has really helped our overall confidence when it comes to the offensive side of the game.”

Cope collected five hits, including a double and two triples, and knocked in four RBIs in the sweep.

For all the offense Baldwin put on display in the twin bill, the team started slow, scoring a lone first-inning run through the first three innings of the first game. Baldwin bats began to come alive in the fourth inning with two runs, which gave the home team the lead for the first time, 3-2. The Bulldogs added another five runs in the fifth, allowing them to overcome Louisburg’s two-run seventh inning.

Emily England earned the complete game victory.

Baldwin tried to take the suspense out of the second game when the team plated nine runs in the first. Two more runs in the second inning put the Bulldogs in position to earn a run-rule victory and an early end to the chilly double header, but fielding miscues in the top of the fifth helped Louisburg rally for four runs and close to within 11-6.

Baldwin answered in the bottom of the inning with two runs and added an insurance run in the sixth.

The Bulldogs banged out 11 hits in the game. Cope had two singles and a triple and a game-high three RBIs. Kaitlin Jorgensen, Kylee Bremer, Kassidie Burton and Madison Rickey all had two-hit games.

Burton got the victory, but needed relief help from England after being hit with a line drive. Scoby said Burton had X-rays after the game. As of Wednesday morning, he did not know her status.

The sweep improved the Bulldogs overall record to 6-2 and league mark to 4-2. Baldwin will step out of Frontier League play today to play a double header against Burlingame. The games have been rescheduled twice because of weather. Action will start at 4:30 p.m. at the Bullpup Drive ball field complex.

The Bulldogs defeated visiting Louisburg in the first game, 8-4, and claimed the nightcap, 14-9, banging out 20 hits in the sweep.

“The girls have been hitting the ball well all season, and they are approaching the plate with positive attitudes,” coach Chad Scoby said. “A huge key to our run production has been the girls’ aggressiveness on the bases. They rarely miss an opportunity to take an extra base or score on a passed ball, which has really helped our overall confidence when it comes to the offensive side of the game.”

Cope collected five hits, including a double and two triples, and knocked in four RBIs in the sweep.

For all the offense Baldwin put on display in the twin bill, the team started slow, scoring a lone first-inning run through the first three innings of the first game. Baldwin bats began to come alive in the fourth inning with two runs, which gave the home team the lead for the first time, 3-2. The Bulldogs added another five runs in the fifth, allowing them to overcome Louisburg’s two-run seventh inning.

Emily England earned the complete game victory.

Baldwin tried to take the suspense out of the second game when the team plated nine runs in the first. Two more runs in the second inning put the Bulldogs in position to earn a run-rule victory and an early end to the chilly double header, but fielding miscues in the top of the fifth helped Louisburg rally for four runs and close to within 11-6.

Baldwin answered in the bottom of the inning with two runs and added an insurance run in the sixth.

The Bulldogs banged out 11 hits in the game. Cope had two singles and a triple and a game-high three RBIs. Kaitlin Jorgensen, Kylee Bremer, Kassidie Burton and Madison Rickey all had two-hit games.

Burton got the victory, but needed relief help from England after being hit with a line drive. Scoby said Burton had X-rays after the game. As of Wednesday morning, he did not know her status.

The sweep improved the Bulldogs overall record to 6-2 and league mark to 4-2. Baldwin will step out of Frontier League play today to play a double header against Burlingame. The games have been rescheduled twice because of weather. Action will start at 4:30 p.m. at the Bullpup Drive ball field complex.

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