Fulton softball loses to Phoenix

by Rob Tetro

The Phoenix Varsity Softball Team wasted little time looking the part of division leader when it took on Fulton Wednesday.

Going into the fifth inning, Phoenix led 5-0 and was seeking the knockout punch. Eight runs later, the Lady Firebirds were en route to a 14-2 win.

The Lady Firebirds got off to a solid start against Fulton. They led 3-0 by the end of the second inning. Two more runs during the bottom of the third inning brought the Lady Firebirds’ lead to 5-0.

The door was still open for a Fulton rally going into the bottom of the fifth inning. However, Phoenix quickly closed the door.

Phoenix erupted for eight runs to bring its lead to 13-0. Fulton scored two runs during the top of the fifth and sixth innings, but the Lady Raiders were unable to get any closer. Phoenix added a late run to cap off the 12-run win.

Leading the way for Phoenix was Brittney Sears, who had four hits and four RBIs, including a home run.

Breezy Riggall also had four hits and finished with an RBI. Jesse Johnson chipped in two hits and three RBIs. Sam Frega added two hits and an RBI.

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