Demopolis streak ends

Published 1:35 pm Wednesday, March 16, 2011

WETUMPKA — The Demopolis High School softball team’s seven-game winning streak came to an end Friday night when it fell to Hueytown 6-0. Madison Laduron worked four innings in the circle, allowing five hits and four earned runs while walking one and striking out one.

Demopolis found its struggles at the plate in the contest as freshman Riley King accounted for all of the Lady Tigers’ offense, going 2-for-2.

“Hueytown was better than we were,” Demopolis coach Todd Mathis said of the loss. “We’ll get better.”

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The Lady Tigers (11-6) moved into single-elimination play Saturday, falling to Smiths Station 4-2.

“That was the first game we have lost all year that we should have won,” Mathis said of the Smiths Station game. “We just didn’t play well.”

Laduron (9-4) worked six inning in the game, striking out two and scattering five hits while allowing only two earned runs.

Laduron, Donelle Hale and Kristin Beach each went 1-for-3 in the game. Laduron gave way on the base paths to courtesy runner Victoria Webb, who stole a base and scored a run. Raylee Eubanks went 1-for-3 with a home run and two RBIs in the game.

Demopolis returns to action Thursday at 4 p.m. when it travels to Dallas County.