Sports Briefs

Lady Kings go 3-1 on trip

Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2006

The Lady Kings competitive softball team won one game and lost three during a road trip to Anchorage last weekend.

“It’s still a learning process, and we are learning, every game, things we need to work on. Our defense has always been good,” said coach Jay Griffel.

The Lady Kings opened the trip with a 9-6 loss to the Arctic Heat Friday. Kinsey Martin pitched three innings and Mollie Cox pitched three innings for the Lady Kings. Lierin Flanagan drove in a run with a ground-rule double, and Sam Little collected a pair of RBIs on two sacrifice flies.

Also Friday, the Lady Kings lost 13-5 to the North Stars. Cox, Flanagan and Alysha Shaginof each pitched in the game.

“Our pitchers were struggling with the strike zone,” Griffel said. “The positive thing was out girls were making contact (at the plate), they just couldn’t get it past the defense.”

On Saturday, the Lady Kings were edged by the Arctic Knights, 11-10.

The Kings gave up six runs in the first inning and weren’t able to climb out of that hole.

Savannah Griffel pitched six innings in the game, and Flanagan had nine assists from her defensive position at third base.

The Lady Kings wrapped up the road trip with a 9-6 win over the Arctic Storm. Shaginof pitched six innings for the Lady Kings, allowing three hits and striking out two. Cox went 3-for-3 with a double and a run scored, and Samantha Hull went 2-for-3 with three runs batted in.

The Lady Kings’ next games are scheduled for July 7 and 8 in Kenai.

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