Last updated: April 11. 2014 11:51PM - 478 Views
By - jlinville@civitasmedia.com



Mount Airy shortstop Amy Kunkel catches a deflected ground ball and makes a force out at second against Walkertown. Kunkel caught a line drive on the next at-bat and later in the game turned a double play.
Mount Airy shortstop Amy Kunkel catches a deflected ground ball and makes a force out at second against Walkertown. Kunkel caught a line drive on the next at-bat and later in the game turned a double play.
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The Lady Bears stuck with Walkertown most of the afternoon before the visitors pulled away late for a 13-2 win.


Mount Airy trailed just 3-2 through four innings and 7-2 after six, but the Lady Wolfpack posted six runs in the last at-bat to make the final look more lopsided than the game really was.


The Wolfpack scored twice in the first inning and once in the second.


Down 3-0, the Bears got two runners aboard off a single and a hit batter.


Catcher Kinley Tate followed with a long fly ball to left that went over the outfielder’s head for a two-run double. That made it 3-2.


In the third inning, the Bears looked to either tie the game or go ahead. They loaded the bases with one out, but couldn’t push a run across.


After an uneventful fourth inning, Walkertown put two aboard with singles, then a hard one-hopper hit off the third baseman’s glove and went all the way into left field, allowing two runs to score. A single to center scored one more for a 6-2 margin.


In the bottom half, Kristin George singled and stole second base. Shelby Taylor singled her over to third, but Walkertown’s catcher caught George straying too far from third and picked her off. The Bears were unable to score.


In the sixth, a walk, stolen base and two wild pitches allowed Walkertown to score a cheap run.


In the seventh, Walkertown’s bats came alive. The Wolfpack had a double, two singles, another double and a single. Along with a hit batter and an error, the visiting team posted six runs.


The Bears played without Katie Hicks, who is nursing a sore thumb on her pitching hand.


Mount Airy fell to 3-12, 2-5 in the Northwest Conference, while Walkertown improved to 6-5, 5-2 in the Northwest.

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