ARLEY - The Addison Lady Bulldogs worked hard to come back from a five-run deficit in the sixth inning, but it wasn’t enough to overcome their down-the-road rival Meek Lady Tigers, who came away with the 6-4 victory Tuesday, March 9.
Addison scored three runs in the failed comeback on a groundout by Macayla Wilkins, along with two errors.
The Lady Dawgs couldn't keep up with Meek early in the game. The Lady Tigers scored early. Savannah Smith reached home plate on a wild pitch, allowing Courtney Lane to advance to third. An error occurred while Madison Smith was at bat, allowing Lane to score. Hannah Taylor singled on a line drive to allow Madison to score the Lady Tigers’ third run in the first inning, making it 3-0, Meek.
The Lady Tigers expanded their lead in the fourth inning, courtesy of runs by Savannah Smith and Lane. The Lady Dawgs finally got on the board in the top of the fifth on a run by Saige Carter, narrowing Meek’s lead to 5-1. Ryleigh Thompson got another run for the Lady Tigers in the bottom of the sixth, and the score was 6-1.
The Lady Dawgs notched three runs in the seventh inning. The offensive onslaught was led by Wilkins, AG Luker, and Dacey Baker, who all drove in runs. It wasn’t enough though, and Meek took the 6-4 victory.
Marlee Mosley earned the victory in the pitcher's circle for Meek. The pitcher allowed four hits and four runs over seven innings, striking out four.
Luker took the loss for Addison. The lefty went six innings, allowing six runs on six hits, striking out 10 and walking one.
K Barrett went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead the Lady Dawgs in hits.
Taylor led Meek with two hits in three at bats.
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