CCCC sweeps Labette
PARSONS – The Cloud County softball team bounced back from a pair of losses on Friday with two wins over Labette County here on Saturday.
The T-Birds won 8-4 in game one and took game two 11-1.
Cloud County fell behind early in the opener giving up a three-run home run to Sierra Kemp of Labette in the third inning.
The T-Birds surged ahead with five runs of their own in the top of the fifth.
Nicole DeMars was hit by a pitch to lead off the inning.
Sami Zirkle reached on an error and Ashley Johnson singled home a run with two out.
Kelsey Jones followed with an RBI double and Kasie Garrison drove in the final two runs of the inning with a single.
An RBI single by Brianna Brooks and a three run home run by Sierra Eason in the top of the seventh gave the T-Birds an 8-3 lead.
Labette added one run in the bottom of the seventh.
Garrison had two hits in the game.
Jones got the win for the T-Birds pitching all seven innings, allowing four runs on eight hits, she struckout six and didn't allow a walk.
Cloud County scored twice in the top of the first in game two.
Jones doubled home a pair of runs.
Two more runs in the second gave the T-Birds a 4-0 lead.
Madison Bryant reached on a fielder's choice with two-out.
Sami Zirkle reached on an error and Tristen Turner drove in both runners with a double.
Jones singled to start the third and scored on a two-out single by Kylie Trobee.
Turner singled with two-out in the top of the fourth and scored on a single by Jones to boost the lead to 6-0.
Cloud County got five more runs in the top of the sixth.
Zirkle led off with a single, Turner followed with a single and Johnson drove in a run with another single.
Sierra Eason doubled home two runs. Singles by Trobee and Hannah Wolzen scored two more.
Labette got one run in the bottom of the sixth for the 11-1 final.
Turner, Johnson and Trobee each had three hits in the game, Jones drove in three runs.
Alysha Somerton was the winning pitcher, throwing six innings and allowing just one run on four hits, she struckout seven and walked two.
Cloud County is now 15-4 overall on the season and 8-4 in Conference play.
The T-Birds trail Highland (13-1) and Johnson County (9-1) in the Jayhawk Conference standings.
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