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April 17, 2014

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: Bearettes finish third in district with loss to Van

BROWNSBORO — Brownsboro wrapped up third place in District 15-3A play with a 10-2 loss to the Van Lady Vandals Tuesday night in Van.

With the loss, the Bearettes finished the regular season at 18-7 and 5-5 in district play.

Brownsboro trailed by a score of 8-0 to Van before putting together two runs off starter Nicole Gandy.

Rebecca McGough led off the top of the fifth with a walk, reached second on a groundout and advanced to third on a single by Baylee McCurley.

Kelsey Lemus then smacked a bases clearing double to drive in McGough and McCurley for the 8-2 deficit.

The Lady Vandals took care of Brownsboro pitching as six hitters combined for nine hits, nine RBIs and eight runs scored.

Madison Timmerman picked up the loss on the rubber. She allowed seven runs in 3 1/3 innings, walked two and struck out six.

Madison Alexander came on in relief but allowed five runs in 2 2/3 innings, walking two and striking out one batter.     

The game was never in doubt after the first, as Van scored two runs on a two-run home run by Gandy.

Van increased its lead with four runs in the fourth.

Leading the Bearettes at the plate was McCurley, who finished 2-for-4 with a run scored, while Lemus went 2-for-3 with two RBI.

McKenzie Chambers, Alexander, Timmerman and Karli Wilkerson each recorded a hit for the Bearettes.

BHS loses to Van, stays in playoff hunt

The Brownsboro Bears lost 9-7 in seven innings on Tuesday, despite outhitting Van six to five.

Ryan Covington racked up four RBIs on two hits. He doubled in the first and seventh innings.

Covington finished the game 2-for-4.

With the loss, the Bears remain in fourth place in District 15-3A play with a 3-5 record.

Casey Pelton ended up on the wrong side of the pitching decision, charged with the loss. He allowed seven runs in three innings, walked three and struck out one.

Brownsboro struck first on Tuesday night as Covington drove in Tyler Thomison for the 1-0 lead.

Van went up for good in the third, scoring six runs on two doubles, an error, and an RBI single by Mason Hassell.

Van scored one run in the fifth inning, and then followed it up with one more in the sixth. In the fifth, Van scored on a sacrifice fly by Matt Savis, scoring Cole Newsom.

After pushing across two runs in the top of the sixth, Brownsboro faced an 8-3 deficit.

A groundout by Landon Mason and an RBI double by Austin Fout triggered the comeback attempt.

A four-run seventh inning helped bring the Bears to within two runs.

A three-run double by Covington and an RBI single by Mason sparked the rally.

Tanner Wilson, Mason, Fout and Will Bailey each recorded a hit in the game for the Bears.

Caleb Seale, Thomison and Cody Dodds also pitched in the game.

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