Central softball team falls to Poplar Bluff 7-2 after 6 errors

Friday, September 25, 2009
Central's Emily Myers slaps for one of her two singles during Thursday's game in Poplar Bluff, Mo. Myers scored both runs for the Tigers in a 7-2 loss. (BRIAN ROSENER ~ Daily American Republic)

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Six errors led to four unearned runs Thursday for the Central softball team in a 7-2 loss to Poplar Bluff.

Emily Myers scored both runs for Central and was 2 for 4 with a double, but took the loss in her third game back in the circle after returning from a broken pinkie.

The Tigers scored first when Myers reached on an error to start the game. She later scored on Taylre Scott's RBI groundout.

Poplar Bluff scored three times in the first after a walk and a throwing error started the inning. Breanna Moore drove in two runs with a double and later scored on an RBI groundout by Chelsea Coleman for a 3-1 lead.

The Mules added four runs in the third after consecutive errors by Central started the inning. Moore's RBI single up the middle made it 4-1, and after a walk loaded the bases, Brandy Perry doubled in two runs. Another error later allowed the fourth run to score.

Central, which left seven baserunners stranded, got a run in the fifth when Myers doubled with one out and later scored on Scott's groundout.

Nikki Graham, Tori Ourth, Chelsea Sterling and Scott each had hits for Central.

Myers struck out three, walked three and gave up three hits in three innings. Freshman Bailey Kratochvil pitched three shutout innings, striking out two and allowing three hits in relief.

Perry struck out two, walked two and gave up one earned run on six hits in seven innings for the win.

Central1000100--266
Poplar Bluff304000x--763

WP -- Brandy Perry. LP -- Emily Myers. 2B -- Myers (C).

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