Sports Brief

Lady Kings drop a pair of games

Posted: Monday, June 19, 2006

The Peninsula Lady Kings Under-14 fast-pitch softball team dropped a pair of games to Arctic Heat Under-14 on Saturday in Kenai.

Peninsula lost 8-5 in 10 innings and 11-4 in six innings.

In each game, there is a time limit of 1 hour, 30 minutes. In the first game the Lady Kings were up 4-3 in the sixth inning with just a few minutes until the time limit when the Heat tied the game.

After the time limit is up, each team gets to start the inning with a runner on second base, then gets three outs. The game went four innings until the Heat scored four runs in the 10th and the Lady Kings had a run in the 10th.

In the ninth inning, Mariah Huhndorf of the Lady Kings was on third base and tried to score on a passed ball, but was tagged out.

Savannah Griffel pitched the first five innings for the Kings, giving up two runs on five hits while striking out three and walking four. Mollie Cox finished up, pitching five innings and giving up six runs on four hits, while striking out four and walking none.

Cox had four RBIs on three hits at the plate, while Griffel had three runs on one hit.

Kings coach Jay Griffel said the defense did a great job in the game, helping pitchers out of several bases-loaded jams. Griffel also said Samantha Hull had a great game at catcher.

In the second game, Kinsey Martin pitched three innings and gave up one run on three hits, Lierin Flanagan pitched two innings and gave up six runs on two hits and Alysha Shaginof pitched an inning and gave up four runs on two hits.

Griffel, whose team is now 2-4 overall, said Heat pitchers did a good job of keeping the Kings off the bases in the second game.

The Lady Kings will play two games Friday and two games Saturday in Anchorage.

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