Mar 142012

By Greg Perkins —

The Lady Roadrunners came up short in both games played last week, getting shut out by Blue Ridge on Thursday, then dropping a second straight home game to Joseph City on Friday.

Thursday’s match up with the Lady Yellowjackets was close through the first two innings, but in the third the visitors posted five runs to take an 8-0 lead. Seven more runs the next inning blew the game open, ending any hopes of a Holbrook comeback.

The Lady Roadrunners had just four hits against Blue Ridge pitching, while Holbrook gave up 14 hits and made six errors.

Tess Baldonado took the loss in the circle for Holbrook.

Friday’s game with neighboring Joseph City went well early for the Lady Birds. Holbrook scored three runs in the bottom of the first and held that cushion through the first two innings. In the third the Lady Wildcats overtook Holbrook, scoring four runs. The Lady Cats added two more in the fourth and another in the fifth to build a 7-3 lead before Holbrook stopped the run, scoring once in the fourth. Unfortunately for Holbrook fans, that would be their final score of the game. Joseph City went on to score four runs in each of the sixth and seventh innings to win the game 15-4.

The Lady Wildcats pounded out 18 hits compared to 14 by the Lady Roadrunners. Holbrook also committed six errors.

Kellin Bakurza was the losing pitcher for the Roadrunners.

At the plate Bakurza went three for four, and Alizia Foster was two for four.

After playing at Alchesay on Tuesday, Holbrook now 3-2 in power point games, will play at Winslow today (March 14), then be in action at the Payson Tournament this weekend.