Keeping Up with our Fones-es: Blue Ridge Softball Runs Away from Lexington

LEXINGTON, Ill. -- The Lady Knights scored three runs in the fourth and sixth innings each to leave Lexington with a 7-1 Heart of Illinois Conference victory.

After hitting a double to left field in the fourth, Kalyn Reynolds was caught in a pickle between third base and home plate on a hit by Melinda Wilson. But she escaped the pickle and scored what turned out to be the game-winning run.

Jordyn Fones scored on the same sequence after bunting herself to first base and stealing second base. Wilson reached third base, scoring on an RBI single by Jade O'Neal.

In the sixth inning, Fones walked, stole second base again and reached third on a wild pitch. Wilson also reached base via walk, and Jordan Wheeler drove them both to home plate with a single following the wild pitch.

Wheeler later scored from third base on another wild pitch for the final score of the game.

Fones finished the game hitting 3-for-3 with two walks. Reynolds went 3-for-4.

Fones led off the game for Blue Ridge by reaching first base on an error. Wilson drove her home with an RBI double in the next at-bat to give the Knights a 1-0 lead.

With runners on first and third base in the bottom of the first inning, the Lady Minutemen tied the game on some aggressive baserunning. As the Lexington runner on first base attempted to steal second, the third-base runner stole home.

Marcie Crawford was the winning pitcher for Blue Ridge, increasing her record to 5-1 by striking out seven Minutemen.

The Knights improved their record to 14-3 overall and 4-1 in the HOIC. Their next game is on Friday, when they travel to Tremont High School.

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The Knights lost 9-1 to the Minutemen, falling to 5-8 overall and 1-4 in the HOIC.

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