Lady Knights fall, 13-1

LAKE WACCAMAW — The Lady Knights had more errors than hits Friday, and East Columbus took advantage, scoring five runs in the fourth inning to end a 13-1 Three Rivers Conference win over visiting West Bladen.

The Lady Knights are now 8-8 overall, 7-5 in the conference.

“Too many errors and not enough hits,” said West Bladen coach Pam Stephens, whose West team committed five errors and had just four hits in the game.

The Lady Gators opened a 2-0 advantage in the home half of the first, then added four runs in the second to take a 6-0 lead.

After a scoreless second, the Lady Knights got on the board with their lone run behind singles from Carley Dawson and Madison Collins — and Dawson scooted home on a wild pitch to cut the gap to 6-1.

East Columbus answered with three runs in the bottom of the inning, then added five runs in the fourth to seal the run-rule win.

Collins went the distance in the circle for West Bladen, giving up nine hits, three walks and striking out one.

The Lady Knights’ four hits were singles by Alara Cashwell, Dawson, Collins and Alyssa Suggs.

West Bladen will host South Robeson in a conference game Tuesday at 6 p.m.