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Prep Softball: Lady Dragons open with wins

<p>photo by TWILA KING</p><p>Mulberry’s Hailey Hvansted throws out the runner at first during Thursday’s nonconference game against Cedarville. The Lady Pirates won 9-4.</p>

photo by TWILA KING

Mulberry’s Hailey Hvansted throws out the runner at first during Thursday’s nonconference game against Cedarville. The Lady Pirates won 9-4.

<p>photo by TAMMY HOBSON</p><p>Mountainburg’s Tayla Carpenter leaps to catch the ball during Tuesday’s season-opening contest against Hackett. The Lady Dragons won the doubleheader.</p>

photo by TAMMY HOBSON

Mountainburg’s Tayla Carpenter leaps to catch the ball during Tuesday’s season-opening contest against Hackett. The Lady Dragons won the doubleheader.

<p>photo by TAMMY HOBSON</p><p>Mountainburg’s Kaylyn Moore has the throw knocked away after her glove was hit by a Hackett player during Tuesday’s season opener for the Lady Dragons. Mountainburg won the doubleheader.</p>

photo by TAMMY HOBSON

Mountainburg’s Kaylyn Moore has the throw knocked away after her glove was hit by a Hackett player during Tuesday’s season opener for the Lady Dragons. Mountainburg won the doubleheader.

• Mountainburg won its first two softball games of the year in a conference match-up against Hackett. The Lady Dragons won the first contest 14-1 and grabbed the nightcap, 10-2.

Chesney Lovell (2-0) won both games for Mountainburg. Lovell had eight strikeouts and gave up just three hits in the first game. She tossed a one-hitter in the second game with three strikeouts.

In the second game, Tayla Carpenter was 3 for 3 with two inside-the-park home runs. Chelsey McConnell was 2 for 3 with a pair of triples. Tianna Barton had a triple and Leanna Kosier added a double in the first game. Coach Mitchell Barton said both hit well during the contest.

• The Cedarville Lady Pirates had a pair of losses at Greenland on Monday, dropping both contests 15-0.

• Alma (1-3) lost 12-0 to Mena in a nonconference game on Tuesday.

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