Lady Lions win in season finale, Hooks wins
Late inning heroics paved the way to a win for the New Boston Lady Lions as they celebrated Senior Night last night in New Boston, and it was the seniors that brought the fireworks.
Trailing 1-0 in the bottom of the 6th inning, a solo homerun off the bat of senior Maggie Taylor tied things up heading into the final frame.
Then in their half of the 7th, Hannah Crook, Emma Holland and Abrianna Scott loaded the bases and set the stage for senior Lauren Hurst. On a 2-2 count and after fighting off a couple of pitches, Hurst rapped a single into center field bringing in a pair of runs and handing the Lady Lions a walk-off win in their final game of the season.
Fellow senior Haley McAlexander also had a good night with the bat, going 2-for-3 with three steals in the contest. The Lady LIons won the game with Queen City by a final score of 3-1.
Hurst also claimed the win on the hill as she pitched a stellar game allowing just one run on three hits while striking out four in her final appearance on the mound for the Lady Lions. It was a picturesque finish for Hurst, who missed several games of the district season with an injury.
Head Coach Bailey Minter stated, “Loh showed out last night and she deserved that game winning hit after all she went through. Even though all didn’t go as planned this year, we ended so well and I’m beyond proud of those girls. I am very optimistic for next year.”
Coupled with their 15-1 win over Hooks on Monday night, the Lady Lions ended district with a 5-7 record. In that game, Abrianna Scott rocked the Lady Hornets pitching staff with six RBI’s and a pair of homeruns, and Hurst got the win on the hill allowing just one run on two hits while striking out six.
The Hooks Lady Hornets put three touchdowns up on the board last night as they scored 18 runs in the first two innings and coasted to a 21-10 win over the Paul Pewitt Lady Brahmas.
The girls from Hooks tallied 12 hits in the game including a dinger off the bat of Haylie Gerber in the 2nd inning. On the night, Marleigh Smith, Kaclyn Nelson and Chloe Hanes each had multi-hit performances. Gerber accounted for four RBI’s in the game, Hanes added three more and Karsyn Vallejos had a hit and three RBI’s.
Maddie Campbell notched the win on the mound for the Lady Hornets.
In other action on Tuesday night, the James Bowie Lady Pirates fell to McLeod 12-2, the Redwater Lady Dragons lost to Atlanta 11-6, and the Maud Lady Cardinals were shut out by Bloomburg 8-0.
In the photo, seniors Emma Holland, Maggie Taylor, Lauren Daniel, Lauren Hurst and Haley McAlexander stand with the jerseys of Megan Daniel. Daniel's jerseys and number from both softball and volleyball were retired last night in senior night ceremonies before the game.