T-Birds get past #2 Cowley County in nine innings

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Sierra Eason homered with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning to give Cloud County a 1-0 win over second-ranked Cowley County in the first game of a Jayhawk Conference Eastern Division softball doubleheader the Thunderbirds hosted on Wednesday.
Cloud County and Cowley, ranked second in the NJCAA Division II poll, were scoreless through seven innings.
Neither team could score in the inning, and Kelsey Jones blanked Cowley in the top of the ninth.
With one out in the bottom of the ninth, Eason homered to give the T-Birds the 1-0 victory.
The homer was one of just two hits Cloud County had off of Cowley’s Keelyn Bonar.
Kaylee Mick singled in the second inning.
Jessica Downard, who walked in the third inning, was the T-Birds’ only other baserunner.
Jones shut Cowley out on five hits. She walked one.
Bonar struck out seven and walked one.
Cloud County dropped the second game 4-1 to the Tigers, and is now 10-8 overall and 8-8 in the Jayhawk East.
Cowley, with the split, is 23-6 overall and 8-2 in the Conference.
Cloud County grabbed a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning in game two.
Downard singled with two out to drive in Eason.
Cowley tied the game with a run in the fourth inning.
Haley Strawn hit a three-run home run in the top of the fifth inning to put Cowley up 4-1.
The T-Birds were scoreless over the final six innings.
Savanna Luke took the loss. She gave up four runs on seven hits, struck out three and walked two.
Jessica Seay got the win for the Tigers. She allowed one unearned run on five hits, struck out seven and didn’t walk any.
Downard had two hits for Cloud County.

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