Lady Lions win, Lady Bears beat Redwater
The New Boston Lady Lions earned a huge district victory Tuesday night with a 12-7 win over the Hooks Lady Hornets.
The Lady Lions’ bats were on fire in the contest with 16 hits, including a 4-for-4 night from senior Haley McAlexander and a 3-for-5 and three RBI performance from Lauren Daniel. Emma Holland, Abrianna Scott and Maggie Taylor also had RBI hits in the game.
Kaclyn Nelson and Jordan Ragland had a pair of RBI’s each for the Lady Hornets.
Kaylee Gilliam notched the win on the hill for New Boston allowing seven runs on seven hits and striking out four. Maddie Campbell took the loss for Hooks allowing 12 runs on 16 hits.
The game marked a coaching change for the Lady Lions as former New Boston standout hurler Bailey Day Minter was named the team’s new head coach. Minter was the ace hurler for New Boston from New Boston 2010-2013 that led the squad on the mound and with her bat before going on to play college ball. Her knowledge of the game will be a huge asset for the squad going down forward.
In another huge district game last night, the DeKalb Lady Bears scored five times in their half of the 6th inning and then held on in the 7th to earn a 7-4 win over a tough Lady Dragons team from Redwater.
Anijah Gray earned the win on the hill for DeKalb, as she gave up four runs on eight hits and struck out five on her way to another win. Gracie Aldridge took the loss for the Lady Dragons.
At the plate, Gray and Coriana Fulbright each had multi-hit games for the Lady Bears. Gray had a pair of RBI’s and Albright added another, and teammate Hanna Mullins had a two RBI hit in the game. For Redwater, Kassidy Warner led the way with a 2-for-4 night with a pair of RBI’s.
In other softball action Tuesday night, the James Bowie Lady Pirates were held short against Bloomburg and took a 4-1 loss.
Addy Hammonds took the loss on the hill for James Bowie allowing four runs on ten hits while strking out seven. Hammonds, Hollyn Tutt, Alyson Cherry and Addison Hicks each had a hit in the game for James Bowie.
Also last night, the Maud Lady Cardinals fought back with a pair of runs in the top of the 7th to tie things up at 8-8 with Linden-Kildare, but could not hold on as a L-K run in the bottom half of the inning handed them the 9-8 win.
Brooklyn Henderson had the clutch two RBI single in the top of the 7th for Maud.