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Bell and bats: Eustace dominant in opener

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EUSTACE–The Eustace Lady Bulldogs got a dominant performance in the circle and at the plate Feb. 23 in their home opener against the Quinlan Ford Lady Panthers. 
Brooklyn Moore and Emma Bell sent down Lady Panther batters left and right as the Lady Bulldogs controlled their first game of the season on the way to a 10-0 victory.
Eustace got on the board first in the bottom of the second inning after Gracey Pitchford led the inning off with a walk and a sacrifice from Lauren Herring moving her over to second. Pitchord scored on an RBI triple from Emma Fisher to put Eustace ahead 1-0. Lyra Landrum drove in another run as the right fielder for Quinlan had problems with a fly ball, giving Euatace a 2-0 lead.
After a leadoff double from Alyssa Lane in the bottom of the third inning, Eustace scored three runs on a wild pitch, an RBI groundout from Herring before freshman Sadie Jo Long crossed the plate on another Lady Panther wild pitch to increase their lead to 5-0.
A two-run triple by Moore and an RBI single from Pitchford increased the Eustace lead to 8-0 in the bottom of the fourth inning. Eustace would add two more runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to end the game with the shutout.
Bell was dominant in the circle for the Lady Bulldogs, tossing 5.1 innings, surrendering no runs on just two hits while racking up 11 strikeouts. Moore finished off the Lady Panthers in the final two-thirds innings of work.  
Fisher, Moore and Lane all managed multiple hits in the win over the Lady Panthers. Lane also picked up two of the six total stolen bases for the Lady Bulldogs Tuesday night. The Eustace defense was also stout as they finished with zero errors in the win.