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Softball: Lady Pointers walk away with win

Siloam Springs walked in seven runs for the Lady Pointers, and the Van Buren squad contributed additional runs to beat the Lady Panthers 16-8 on Thursday.

The Lady Panthers gave up a total of 14 walks with nine hits and six errors. Van Buren’s Tori Stafford earned the win. She had 12 hits with two walks. The Lady Pointers committed just two errors.

Stafford (3 of 5) helped her own cause as she led her squad at the plate.

Van Buren had three walks come home in the first inning and courtesy runner Nicole Lewelling reached home on a wild pitch to give the Lady Pointers the 4-0 lead.

The team was leading 5-3 at the top of the fourth when it scored five more runs, of which four were either walked in, or a batter was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded. Lewelling began the scoring spree as she scored on an error. The bases were then loaded up and two more walks came home.

Breanna Vest was hit by a pitch which brought in another run.

Lauren Tipton had a solo home run at the top of the second. Ashlee Defenbaugh and Destiny Moses each had RBI singles in the fifth.

Van Buren added three runs in the sixth and Kinsey Williams had a RBI single in the seventh.

Siloam Springs’ Haley Hunt hit a home run in the first inning.

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