St. Joseph’s softball team just beat the rain and won its first game of the season Friday in a game that produced a downpour of runs.

The Lady Bulldogs (1-2, 1-0) had 14 hits in a 30-17 victory over Western Yell County in a game art City of Colleges Park.

Lauren Holbrook was 4 for 5 for the Lady Bulldogs with five RBI. Bailey Atkinson was 2 for 3 with four RBI. Drew Lewis was 3 for 4 with three RBI. Natalie Ross was 2 for 2 with three RBI. Rachel Prall was the winning pitcher.

"Even though we still made some errors (five), we hit the ball much better," said coach Debra Wilhite. "Rachel pitched her first complete game, doing a good job on the mound. With a week off for spring break, we will have to hit practice hard on their return. Still looking to improve as the season progresses."

ST. JOSEPH BASEBALL

At Clinton on Friday, Dawson Schrekenhofer had St. Joseph’s only hit in a 17-1 baseball loss to Clinton, which scored 10 runs in the third and seven in the fourth.

"We are going to have a lot of growing pains this year," said St. Joseph coach Luke Davis. "But nobody remembers the ugly bush when it puts roses on; they just see a pretty rose bush. That’s what we have to do to get better every day and hope to blossom at the end."