Holcomb softball program finishes Tri-County Conference play unbeaten
HOLCOMB, Mo. - The Holcomb Hornets softball team locked up the No. 1 seeded in next week’s Tri-County Conference Tournament with an 18-3 victory three-run victory against Southland Thursday afternoon.
Holcomb finishes Tri-County Conference regular-season play unbeaten with the win.
Holcomb (8-2) also beat North Pemiscot 21-4 Mar. 23, beat South Pemiscot 13-1 Apr. 5, beat Senath-Hornersville 12-11 Apr. 9, beat Caruthersville 11-7 Apr. 12, beat Campbell 9-4 Apr. 12, beat Risco 44-6 Apr. 16, and beat Gideon 11-0 Apr. 17.
The Hornets only losses are a 15-10 decision to Neelyville on Mar. 22 and 18-8 decision to Bernie on Apr. 10.
See highlights of Holcomb’s most recent games against Gideon, Campbell and Caruthersville below. No information on the contest against Southland was available by press deadline.
Holcomb vs. Gideon
- Caroline Dunbar threw a shutout to lead Holcomb past Gideon 11-0.
- Holcomb secured the victory thanks to six runs in the first inning. Hannah Burk, Jayden Kendrick, and Macy Houart powered the big inning with RBIs.
- Holcomb opened up scoring in the first inning, when Burk grounded out, scoring one run.
- Dunbar took the win. She allowed one hit and zero runs over five innings, striking out ten.
- Lindsey Marlow took the loss for Gideon. She lasted four and two-thirds innings, allowing 11 hits and 11 runs while striking out five.
- Holcomb tallied 11 hits on the day. Kelsi Tucker, Becca Nevill, and Carli Morgan each had multiple hits. Tucker led Holcomb with three hits in four at-bats.
- Hannah Johnson went 1-for-2 at the plate to lead Gideon in hits.
Holcomb vs. Campbell
- Holcomb snatched the lead late in the game in a 9-4 victory over Campbell on Thursday. The game was tied at three with Holcomb batting in the top of the sixth when an error scored two runs for Holcomb.
- Campbell scored three runs in the third inning, but Holcomb still managed to pull out the victory. Campbell big bats were led by Littrell and Steward, all driving in runs in the inning.
- Holcomb got things started in the second inning when they scored a run on an error.
- Holcomb notched four runs in the seventh inning. Hannah Burk, Caroline Dunbar, and Jayden Kendrick each had RBIs in the big inning.
- Dunbar took the win for Holcomb. She lasted seven innings, allowing six hits and four runs while striking out five and walking zero.
- Littrell took the loss for Campbell. She went seven innings, allowing nine runs on 13 hits, striking out four and walking one.
- Holcomb collected 13 hits. Dunbar, Becca Nevill, Burk, Carli Morgan, and Kelsi Tucker each managed multiple hits for Holcomb. Tucker, Morgan, Burk, Nevill, and Dunbar each managed two hits to lead Holcomb
-Steward went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead Campbell in hits.
Holcomb vs. Caruthersville
- Bailey Cupples had a busy day at the plate on Thursday, smacking four hits in Holcomb 11-7 victory over Caruthersville. Cupples singled in the first, singled in the second, singled in the fourth, and doubled in the sixth.
- The base paths were crowded in this high-scoring game. Holcomb collected 11 hits and Caruthersville had ten.
- In the first inning, Holcomb's offense started when an error scored two runs.
- Caruthersville scored three runs in the sixth inning. Jordan Ludwick, Angelina Murillo, and Morgan Stansell powered the big inning with RBIs.
- Carli Morgan took the win for Holcomb. She lasted seven innings, allowing ten hits and seven runs while striking out seven and walking zero.
- Ludwick took the loss for Caruthersville. She surrendered 11 runs on 11 hits over six innings, striking out six and walking zero.
- Holcomb tallied 11 hits. Cupples, Macy Houart, and Hannah Burk each had multiple hits for Holcomb. Cupples led Holcomb with four hits in four at-bats. Holcomb was sure-handed in the field and didn't commit a single error. Burk had the most chances in the field with nine. Holcomb stole 11 bases during the game as four players stole more than one. Cupples led the way with four.
- Caruthersville racked up ten hits on the day. Hannah Coleman and Ludwick all managed multiple hits for Caruthersville.
Editor's Note: All game notes provided by the Holcomb softball program.