Hope Public Schools

Ladycat Defense Stops Arkadelphia

Ken McLemore

HOPE – The Hope High School Ladycats owned the diamond at Ladycat Yard against Arkadelphia, winning 5-2 here April 2.

Hope’s bats sparked two runs in the first inning with Alyana Martin scoring the baserunners on a single. Annabeth Martin and Gianna Knight came back big for the Ladycats in the sixth inning, scoring three more runs.

The Lady Badgers attempted to rally on a solo homer in the fourth but failed to score again until Arkadelphia put up one run in the seventh inning.

The Ladycats hung tough on the field going error-free as Grace Trauger pitched a complete game for Hope allowing two runs on four hits, while striking out three and giving up no walks.

Hope stands at 5-8 on the season and 2-3 in conference play in a three-way tie at fourth place in the 7-4A South.

The Ladycats take on Foreman at home April 8 at 4:30 p.m. and are back in conference play at Ladycat Yard on April 9 at 4:30 p.m. against Mena.

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