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Lady Rabbits get second in conference

Lonoke second baseman Jessy Lewis stretches for a flyball in the Lady Jackrabbits’ win over Hazen on Monday. (Photo by Mark Buffalo)Buy Photo
Lonoke second baseman Jessy Lewis stretches for a flyball in the Lady Jackrabbits’ win over Hazen on Monday. (Photo by Mark Buffalo)
Lonoke’s Hannah Murray congratulates teammate Kaley Dozier after Dozier scored in the second inning of the Lady Jackrabbits’ win over Hazen on Monday. (Photo by Mark Buffalo)Buy Photo
Lonoke’s Hannah Murray congratulates teammate Kaley Dozier after Dozier scored in the second inning of the Lady Jackrabbits’ win over Hazen on Monday. (Photo by Mark Buffalo)

The Lonoke Lady Jackrabbits earned the second seed in 4A-2 district tournament with a 6-4 win over Clinton on Friday.

Lonoke will play either Heber Springs, Clinton or Pine Bluff Dollarway in the semifinals Friday at 6 p.m. at Heber Springs. The championship game is Saturday at 1 p.m.

By finishing second, Lonoke is also qualified for the Class 4A East Region tournament, which starts next week at Heber Springs.

In the win over Clinton, Lonoke took a 1-0 lead in the first inning. Charley Jo Chesney singled and scored on a single by Katelyn James.

The Lady Jackrabbits pushed the lead to 2-0 when Chesney hit a solo homer to center field.

The score remained the same until the top of the sixth when the Lady Jackrabbits scored four runs. Crossing the plate were Jessy Lewis, Candace James, Jarrelyn McCall and Chesney.

Clinton scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth.

Lonoke pitcher Hannah Murray struck out six in seven innings of work.

The Lady Jackrabbits knocked off Hazen 9-3 in non-conference action Monday at the Lonoke Ball Park.

Hazen scored a single run in the top of the first. Lonoke tied the game at 1-1 in the bottom of the frame. Jasalyn Truelove scored on a hit by Lewis.

Lonoke plated four runs in the bottom of the second to lead 5-1. Scoring were Chesney, Courtney McGowan, McCall and Kaley Dozier.

Lonoke’s sixth run came in the third. McCall scored the run.

Lonoke scored three more runs in the sixth. Crossing the plate were Hannah Murray, James and Haylee Whitehurst.

Murray struck out four in seven innings of work.

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