The Paris Lady Eagles improved their season record to 3-0 on the young softball season with a 12-5 win over the Waldron Lady Bulldogs. Paris took an early 3-0 lead on Waldron in the bottom of the first inning when sophomore Jadyn Wells hit a deep three-run blast to give the Lady Eagles the lead. Senior Jadyn Hart was again dominant from the circle, going the distance for the Lady Eagles and getting the win.
Waldron battled throughout the game and was able to rally in several innings by putting runs on the board, but in each case, the Lady Eagles would answer with a big inning in the bottom half of each inning. It was the first game in which Jadyn Hart was challenged at the plate, but in each case, Hart was able to get either a key strike out or a ground ball to allow her defense to get a needed out in the inning.
The Lady Eagles win on Tuesday was the third in five days. Paris will now travel to Fort Smith to play the Southside Lady Mavericks. Originally scheduled for Thursday, the game has been moved to today with the first pitch scheduled for 5 p.m. The weather forecast for the remainder of this week is a concern. Heavy rains and possible storms are forecasted, so the two schools agreed to move the game up to Wednesday to give them the best chance to play. Paris is also scheduled to play at Booneville on Friday, and that game is also in limbo due to a threatening weather forecast.
The Eagles baseball team will also play today at Southside. Both games, the softball and baseball games, are scheduled to begin today at 5 p.m. Both games will be broadcasted live on the internet on the Sports Brew. Just click on the link, thesportsbrew.net to listen to the live broadcast. As both a reporter and a fan, I recommend listening to the game with headphones at the ballpark for the best experience!
Additional photos of the Lady Eagles game with Waldron are available on Facebook at Paris Eagles Sports. Fans from both schools are welcome to copy the photos at no charge.
Resident Press will have coverage of Friday’s Eagles baseball game at Booneville in the Saturday evening online edition of Resident Press. In the meantime, enjoy the games and go out to the ball parks and support these two great Paris teams!
See you in Booneville on Friday!