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Lady Clovers have busy week on the diamond

Amanda York


Macie Couch pitched a complete game and picked up the win for the Clovers. 
SHAWNA RUSH | SPENCER EVENING WORLD Macie Couch pitched a complete game and picked up the win for the Clovers. SHAWNA RUSH | SPENCER EVENING WORLD The Lady Clovers hosted the Clay City Lady Eels last week, falling 10-8.

Cloverdale plated two runs in the first inning for the early lead, but the Eels tied it up, 2-2, in the second.

Five more Clovers runs were added in the fifth inning, securing a 7-2 lead going into the fourth frame.

Macie Couch singled on a line drive to left and crossed the plate on a line drive by Morgan Goss. Kiley Shedron also singled, advancing Goss to third. Skylynne Lowe doubled on a line drive to right field, scoring both Goss and Shedron for a 5-2 lead. With two outs, Holly Garretson hit an infield single to score Lowe, 6-2. Hannah Long then hit another infield single, moving Garretson to second. Autumn Lewellen, next at bat, reached on an error that also scored Garretson. The score was now 7-2.

The Eels got their bats going again in the fourth, hitting a two-run home run over the left field fence for a 7-4 score.


Freshman Skylynne Lowe prepares to throw the ball in from the outfield for the Lady Clovers. 
SHAWNA RUSH | SPENCER EVENING WORLD Freshman Skylynne Lowe prepares to throw the ball in from the outfield for the Lady Clovers. SHAWNA RUSH | SPENCER EVENING WORLD Cloverdale added another run in the fifth with Kayleigh Basore scoring on a wild pitch, 8-4.

With just two more innings of play, the Eels got down to business, scoring seven runs. Hits for the Eels included three singles, two doubles and two triples.

The Clover offense was led by Couch with a single, a double and two RBIs and Kiley Shedron with two singles and an RBI.

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The Clovers hosted Owen Valley Tuesday evening, claiming an 8-4 WIC win.

Cloverdale scored first, taking a 3-0 lead after two innings. Tori Combs hit a solo home run to left field for the first run. Hannah Long singled on a fly ball to right field and advanced on a hit by Autumn Lewellen. Macie Couch hit a single to center field, scoring Long and Lewellen.

The Clover offense kept it up in the bottom of the third when Morgan Goss hit a ball to left field and Skylynne Lowe did the same, hitting a ball to center field, putting two runners on base. Haley Smith reached on an error, scoring both Goss and Lowe. Lewellen then stepped to the plate, hitting a single to left and scoring Smith, 7-2.

Cloverdale added another run in the fourth on a Couch walk, Patriot error, single by Goss and double by Shedron.

Couch pitched the entire game for the Clovers. She threw 110 pitches in 7.0 innings. She allowed four runs, one earned, on 12 hits while walking one and striking out five.

Cloverdale’s offense was led by Couch, Goss and Lewellen, each with two hits. Shedron, Lowe, Combs, Smith and Long each finished the night with one.

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The Cloverdale varsity softball team handed Owen Valley another loss Thursday evening, 7-2.

The Clovers scored six runs in the first inning and added another run in the fifth, while Owen Valley struggled to get their bats going.

The Clover offense was led by Holly Garretson with two hits and Autumn Lewellen with a double. Also getting singles was Macie Couch, Makenzie Allen, Kiley Shedron and Hannah Long.

In the circle for the Clovers, Couch finished with 99 pitches thrown in 7.0 innings. She allowed two runs, both earned, on five hits. She walked two and struck out six.

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The Lady Clovers had record-breaking night Friday, defeating the visiting Eminence Eels and improving their season record to 7-5.

Cloverdale jumped on the board early, scoring three runs in the first inning.

The Lady Eels scored two runs of their own in the top of the second but couldn’t keep the Clover bats at bay, allowing four more CHS runs in the bottom of the second for a 7-2 Cloverdale lead.

Neither team scored in the third, but Cloverdale added one run in the fourth and fourth in the fifth for the 12-2, mercy-rule, win in five innings.

For the game, Cloverdale scored 12 runs off 12 hits and had three errors in the field. Eminence scored two runs off of four hits and committed two errors.

“Senior Kiley Shedron broke the career RBI record and junior Tori Combs broke the career home run record,” Cloverdale Head Coach Jim Spencer said.

The Lady Clover offense was led by Combs with two singles, a home run, and two RBIs. Shedron finished with a single, a double and three RBIs and Morgan Goss had two doubles and three RBIs.

In the circle, Macie Couch is now 7-4 and had five strikeouts in Friday night’s contest.

The Clovers will take travel to Rockville to take on the host Rox on Friday, May 11 at 5 p.m.

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