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February 28, 2014

Prep Softball: Fightin' Maidens rough up Brook Hill, 7-1

Mallard, Robinson excel offensively; Holcomb whiffs 8


Jacksonville High School softball fans were treated to an exciting evening Tuesday at Fightin' Maiden Park where the Jacksonville girls got a bevy of hits, a fine pitching effort and some wicked-cool defensive plays to overwhelm visiting Brook Hill, 7-1.

Jordane Mallard and Nicole Robinson sparked Jacksonville at the plate by tallying a total of five hits between them.

Mallard stroked a pair of doubles and had a base hit, while Robinson lashed a couple of singles.

Jacksonville head coach, Amber Danner-Kirk, said that once TaSheena Canady got the Fightin' Maiden offense rolling in the first inning with a hard-hit triple, the rest of the team seemed to follow with success at the dish.

Hannah Holcomb earned the win in the circle for the Maidens while fanning eight Brook Hill hitters.

Danner-Kirk said that Erin McGarity made two highlight-reel type catches in centerfield to help hold Brook Hill in check.

After finishing up in the Tyler Tournament on Saturday, the Maidens will travel to Brownsboro for a 7 p.m. game on Tuesday evening before opening District 16-4A play on Mar. 7 with a game at Corsicana.



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