Ravens Split Friday Twinbill With Pratt
April 13, 2014
Sophomore second baseman Shiann Wickham went 3-for-3 including the game-winning single in the Ravens 3-2 win over Pratt in the first game of a doubleheader on Friday at Byers Field in Coffeyville.
The Coffeyvile Red Ravens and the Pratt Beavers split a doubleheader on Friday at Byers Field in Coffeyville. The Ravens won the opener 3-2, but dropped the finale 5-4.
In game one, the Ravens overcame a 2-0 deficit to pull out the win. Pratt scored twice in the top of the fourth, but the Ravens pulled even in the bottom half of the inning.
Shiann Wickham led off the Ravens' rally with a single. Wichkam stole second and advanced to third on Kourtney Herrera's single. With runners on the corner and no outs, the Ravens got on the board when Mykah Meador reached on a two base error by the Pratt catcher. Wickham scored on the play and Herrera advanced to third.
Kayla Manzanares got the game tied at 2-2 with a sacrifice fly that scored Herrera from third. However, the Ravens were unable to get the lead until the bottom of the seventh.
With the game still tied at 2-2, Halie Liggett doubled to lead off the inning. Kala Cash pinch ran for Liggett. With one out, Cash advanced to third on a passed ball. Leeza Enfield was then plunked with a pitch to put runners on the corners for the Ravens.
Ashley Rankin then flied out to right field, but the ball wasn't deep enough to score Cash from third. However, with two outs, Wickham came through with the game winner, a single that brought Cash home and giving the Ravens a walk-off 3-2 victory.
ShyAnne Wells got the win. Wells pitched a complete game for the Ravens and allowed just one earned run. Wells gave up three hits, walked none and struck out two batters.
In the second game, the Ravens took a 2-0 lead in the first. Herrera and Liggett hit two out singles and Manzanares brought both runners home with a double to give Coffeyville the early lead.
Pratt got a run in the second, but the Ravens regained a two run lead with a tally in the third. Rankin doubled to lead off the inning and she advanced to third on Wickham's sacrifice bunt. Rankin then scored on a ground out by Herrera to make it 3-1 Coffeyville.
Pratt would score one in the fourth, two in the fifth and one in the sixth to take a 5-3 lead over the Ravens.
Coffeyville would get a run back in their half of the sixth to cut Pratt's lead to 5-4. Bailey Meyers scored on a passed ball to account for the Ravens' run. However, the Ravens would strand the tying run on third and would go down 1-2-3 in the bottom of the seventh to fall 5-4.
Shyanne Downing started for the Ravens and went five innings. Downing allowed two earned runs on five hits and a walk. She struck out four batters. Shelby Smith pitched the final two innings and allowed an unearned run. Smith walked one and struck out one. Downing was tagged with the loss in game two.
Coffeyville Red Ravens vs. Pratt
Games at 2 & 4 p.m.