Forbush sweeps Starmount in a rivalry showdown


By Kristian Russell - [email protected]



Falcons pitcher Sydney Miller winds up for a pitch during Wednesday night’s game against the Rams. Miller led the team to a win by only allowing three runs during seven innings.


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BOONVILLE — The Starmount Rams softball team fell to in-county rival Forbush Falcons on Wednesday night. The Falcons swept the Rams 11-0 and handed Starmount its fourth loss of the season. The Falcons got on the board early; they scored two runs in the first inning, added six in the third, and three more in the seventh to make the final score 11-0.

“In a county rivalry game you never know how things will go,” said Falcons Head Coach Jeremy Helton after his team won on Wednesday night. “Allison led off with a triple and set the tone for the rest of the game, she’s been doing that a lot for us.”

The first inning the Falcons started off on the right foot as Allison Mitchell hit the ball to right center to earn a triple. From there the Falcons were in smooth control of the game as the next four batters stepped up to the plate and kept the momentum going. Kelsey Swaim brought in the first run of the night with an RBI, Taylor Wooten earned a single off of a hit up the middle, Logan Wood made it to first base, and Sydney Miller earned another single to bring Wooten across the plate and give the Falcons a 2-0 lead.

The final nine runs were scored by various members of the Falcons — Wooten scored three times, Mitchell and Marissa Lineberry each scored twice. Madison Baity, Lexia Wingler, Kelsey Swaim, and Sydney Miller all tallied a run for the Falcons.

“It was a good team effort tonight by the team,” Helton stated. “I’m proud of everybody for their contribution.”

For Starmount, its time in the batter’s box didn’t go as planned. The Rams didn’t get on base until the bottom of the fourth when Kayla Vanhoy earned a single with a hit to right field. Vanhoy’s hit sparked something in Lakin Shores as she added another hit for the Rams by earning a single. The only other hit Falcons pitcher Sydney Miller allowed was in the bottom of the fifth as Shea Triplett earned a single off of her hit to shortstop.

“We played decent, but we never put the bat on the ball the way we needed to,” Rams Coach Sarah Boles said. “As a team we have to keep making improvements every day. That’s all we can hope for.”

The loss takes the Rams to 3-4 overall, their next game is March 29 against East Wilkes.

The win advances Forbush to 8-1 overall. Their next game is April 2 against South Stokes.

Kristian Russell can be reached at 336-258-4052 or on Twitter @Kristian_16.

Falcons pitcher Sydney Miller winds up for a pitch during Wednesday night’s game against the Rams. Miller led the team to a win by only allowing three runs during seven innings.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_Sydney.jpgFalcons pitcher Sydney Miller winds up for a pitch during Wednesday night’s game against the Rams. Miller led the team to a win by only allowing three runs during seven innings. Kristian Russell | The Tribune

By Kristian Russell

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