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Reddies go 2-2 in Charger Chillout

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- Henderson State completed the Charger Chillout Friday, dropping their final two games, losing to North Alabama, 7-2, and Mississippi College, 9-5, in Huntsville, Ala.

In the first game against North Alabama, the Lions scored two runs in the fourth and added three runs in the seventh to pull away from the Reddies (4-3).

Kailey Reese led Henderson with two hits including a triple and a run batted in, while Bethany Allen, Christianna Camp and Mallory Brewer each had singles.

In the finale against Mississippi College, Henderson took a 1-0 lead in the first inning when Allen led off the inning with an infield single, stole second, and advanced to third on a Lindsey Williams infield single. Allen scored when Madie Green singled to left field.

Mississippi College plated three runs in the fourth inning to take a 3-1 lead.

The lead was short-lived as the Reddies, 4-3 on the year, scored three runs in the bottom of the inning to take a 4-3 advantage.

Ashleigh Erb doubled and later stole home for the first run. Alexis Morton walked, stole second and then scored on an error. Williams doubled down the left-field line to score Allen for the final run of the inning.

The Choctaws scored a pair of runs in the fifth, three in the sixth and a single run in the seventh to build a 9-5 lead.

Henderson scored a single run in the sixth when Nadia Ballarin was hit by a pitch and scored on a double by Selena Mendoza. The Reddies loaded the bases in the inning but were unable to drive in another run.

The Reddies clubbed out 10 hits in the game with Allen, Williams, Green, and Erb having two hits each.

Green finished the four games going 6-for-10 with a pair of doubles and 6 RBI, while Allen was 7-for-13 with three doubles. Reese went 6-for-12 with a double, triple and 3 RBI.

Henderson State opened the Charger Chillout with wins over Delta State and Christian Brothers on Thursday.

The Reddies began the day with a 4-3 victory over Delta State before shutting out Christian Brothers, 10-0.

Against the Lady Statesmen, the Reddies banged out 10 hits including two doubles by Allen, while Green and Erb had two hits each.

The Reddies took a quick 2-0 lead scoring a pair of runs in the first inning as Allen led off the game with a double and Morton walked to put two runners on the corners. With both runners in scoring position, Green then laced a single up the middle to score both runners.

Delta State tied the score in the bottom of the inning, but the Reddies regained the lead in the top of the second as Allen smashed her second double of the game which scored Olivia Trapp who was hit by a pitch earlier in the frame.

Again, the Lady Statesman tied the score with a run in the fourth, but Henderson responded in the top half of the fifth as the Reddies loaded the bases with the help of a singles by Green and Mendoza.

Reese brought home the eventual game-winning run with a sacrifice fly to left field to score Green.

Delta State threatened in the bottom of the seventh having runners on first and second with one-out, but the Reddies defense turned a double-pay to end the game.

Michelle Sorensen, a senior from Sylvan Hills, improved to 3-0 on the year as she went the distance, striking out five batters, while surrendering six hits.

Against Christian Brothers, Henderson collected 14 hits with five Reddies having multiple hits.

Kaitlyn Felder was a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate with four RBIs. The sophomore from Cabot had a double and a home run in the contest.

Green, Allen, Trapp, and Reese all had two hits. Green collected a pair of doubles with 3 RBI, while Allen had her third double of the day.

Henderson will next travel to Bentonville to play in the UAM 8 States Classic beginning Friday.

Sports on 02/13/2018

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