Liberty-Eylau’s softball team wins 3 of 5 games at Longview tournament

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Liberty-Eylau's Tyrah Venable has been a consistent hitter for the Lady Leopards through their first six games.


LONGVIEW, Texas – John Tyler has probably seen Liberty-Eylau’s softball team for the last time this season. That’s what the Lady Lions are probably hoping after seeing L-E twice in the Longview tournament.

Senior Isabella Gunderson pitched a no-hitter Saturday, and the Lady Leopards beat John Tyler, 15-0, for the second straight day. Both games were shortened via the 10-run rule.

Savannah Phelps drove in three runs with her second home run of the season, and scored twice. Tyrah Venable doubled home a run and scored twice.

Liberty-Eylau (4-2) won three of five games in the tournament.

The Leopards lost to 5A Hallsville Thursday night, 8-6. McKenzye Williamson drove in four runs with a homer and single. Kayla Norris had two hits, while Tamara Norris tripled and scored a run. Tyrah Venable also had a hit, while scoring a run.

Springhill was L-E’s first victim in the event, 8-2. Gunderson was the winning pitcher, and Phelps led the Leopards at the plate with two doubles and a single. She scored three runs and drove home another. Mariah Coleman had two hits and two stolen bases, while Kayla Norris, Tamara Norris and Leah Walker contributed one hit each. Kayla had four stolen bases and scored twice.

Ryther perfect against John Tyler

Shelby Ryther tossed a perfect game in Friday’s 15-0 win over John Tyler. She had 7 strikeouts.

Venable sparked L-E at the plate with a double. She scored twice, drove in two runs, and had two stolen bases. Williamson had a double, and Tamara Norris contributed a double. Kayla Norris, Laila Pegue, Leah Walker and Alyssia Walker had one hit each.

L-E’s bats were silent against host Longview. The Lady Lobos won 3-0, despite a solid pitching performance by Gunderson, who allowed only one earned run.

Phelps had two hits and a walk to lead the Leopards at the plate. Venable and Coleman had one hit each, while Williamson was hit by a pitch twice.

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