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Updated: 04/17/2014 08:00:04AM

Corley grand slam lifts Lake Placid over DeSoto, 4-2

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PHOTO SUBMITTED BY MICHELLE ROYCE


Annie Webber-Callahan scoops up a line drive to first base.

PHOTO SUBMITTED BY MICHELLE ROYCE


Shannon Huber winds up a pitch.

PHOTO SUBMITTED BY MICHELLE ROYCE


Ashley Royce contemplates her strategy while waiting to bat.

By DAVID H. RINALD

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Breauna Corley homered with the bases loaded to lift the Lake Placid Lady Dragons to a 4-2 victory over the DeSoto Bulldogs in a game played Monday night, April 7, in Arcadia.

Strong pitching by Lake Placid’s Holly Krett and the Bulldog hurler as well brought the two teams to a scoreless deadlock in the fourth inning. In the top of that frame things turned Lake Placid’s way with a walk and a hit batsman contributing to what Dizzy Dean used to call “Three big ducks on the pond” for the Lady Dragons. With the bases full, Lady Green slugger Breauna Corley strode to the dish with every intent of putting some or all of those “ducks” on the scoreboard. In true “Casey at the Bat” fashion she let a couple of pitches go by before, unlike Mighty Casey, smacking a change-up over the left field fence to give the Dragons a 4-0 lead.

Back on the mound, Krett faced down challenges by DeSoto which included a pair of bases-loaded situations. In the sixth inning, with the sacks occupied, a double play from shortstop Raveen Gobourne to the catcher and back to first base to erase two runners and retire the side.

The Lady Dragons opened district tournament play Monday night, April 14, with a game against Avon Park played here. Details will be in next week’s Journal.

Sebring wins over Lady Dragons, 7-4

The rivalry continues! The Sebring Blue Streaks and Lake Placid Lady Dragons played softball Thursday night, April 10, with the Blue Streaks avenging an earlier win by Lake Placid, taking a 7-4 decision at Roger Scarborough Memorial Field.

The visitors got started early, picking up a pair of runs in the top of the opening inning on a pair of singles, a sacrifice fly and a miscue in the Dragon infield during which two Lake Placid players collided.

The Lady Dragons responded with four runs in the bottom of the second inning. Courtney Delaney opened the proceedings with a double, Raveen Gobourne singled and Tamija Douglas walked to load the sacks. Next up, Breauna Corley hit a rain-making pop fly to center field which the Sebring outfield allowed to drop, sending Delaney and Gobourne racing home with a pair of tallies. Ashley Royce executed a perfect squeeze bunt to plate Corley. A grounder by Kaeli Spurlock brought in Royce with the fourth run.

Unfortunately, Lake Placid was unable to score again in the game and the Blue Streaks would go on to pour five more runs across the plate to take the win.




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