Lady Warriors punch ticket to state with win over Carlisle

Monday, May 14, 2018
Lady Warrior Emili Mangrun awaits the throw at first base to get Salem's Beth Humphries out as umpire Anthony Renshaw readies to make the call. (DT Photo/Anthony Cossey)

EPC (23-6) beat Carlisle 5-3 in the opening round of the 2A North Regional softball tournament last Thursday punching their ticket to the Class 2A state tournament to be held at Pangburn. The Lady Warriors will be the third seed from the 2A North regional.

Carlisle went scoreless in the top of the first inning as EPC scored a run to take the early 1-0 lead. Keragan Gordon led off with a double before stealing third base. Meagan Allen's groundout scored Gordon to make it 1-0 Lady Warriors. Madison Wiggins popped out as Emili Mangrum struck out to end the inning. The Lady Bison tied the game in the top of the second inning and had bases loaded before a strikeout and groundout got EPC out of the inning with the score 1-1. The Lady Warriors added two more runs in the bottom half as Jordyn Brewer walked leading off with Kaylee Hood following with a bunt single. Bre Ward moved the runners up a base with a sacrifice bunt before Brewer scored on Taylor Hannah's groundout making it 2-1 EPC. Hood made it 3-1 scoring on a passed ball before Kurstin Bryan struck out to end the second inning.

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