(April 27th, 2015) – FAYETTE: In a cross-county match-up, Buckeye Border Conference opponents Edon and Fayette did battle on the Lady Eagles’ home field. It was the visitors who took control of the contest early, never allowing their hosts to challenge for the lead.
Edon bested Fayette 29-3 in a game that was called at the conclusion of five innings.
The first inning was quite kind to the Bombers, as the girls in royal blue and gray knocked in 7 runs to start off the contest. Fayette answered with 2 runs of their own, but still stared down a 5 run deficit after just one inning of play. Their defense held the Lady Bomber bats to 2 runs in the top of the second, yet the Eagles were unable to make up any ground on their guests as their offense stalled.
Showing no signs of slowing down further offensively, the Lady Bombers tacked on 5 more runs during the third inning. The Eagle girls earned another run in the bottom half of the inning, still leaving them in a 14-3 hole heading into the top of the fourth. In that particular inning, the Bomber offense exploded with a 14 run effort, doubling their total score. Refusing to let Fayette put anymore runs on the board, Edon added 1 more run in the top of the fifth to complete the scoring of the game.
Finding success at the plate for the Bombers was Shaylee Manahan. The sophomore went 4 for 6 with the bat, hitting for 2 singles, a double, and a home run. She also had 3 RBIs on the evening. Senior Alex Kiess, another Edon standout, played exceptionally well against the Fayette defense as well, going 5 for 6 from the batter’s box. Earning 4 singles and a double, Kiess was responsible for 6 RBIs.
Bailee Smith brought in an RBI for the Lady Eagles, driving the run home on a single. She made contact with the ball on 1 of her 2 plate appearances. Gaining a hit as well for Fayette was Kaitlin Brubaker, who hit for a double as she went 1 for 3 on the day.
Kaitlin Chrisman pitched all five innings for Edon, striking out 3 and walking none in that span. The senior ace allowed no earned runs on 6 hits.
The combination of Leah Bussing and Brubaker handled the pitching for Fayette. Bussing was at the mound for 4.1 innings, giving up 10 earned runs off of 14 hits. She also struck out 6 Bomber girls, walking 5 more. Brubaker allowed 11 earned runs from 7 hits, striking out 1 while walking 3 in the loss.
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