Lady Lions win showdown with Redwater
In the much awaited district showdown of undefeated teams, the New Boston Lady Lions defeated the Redwater Lady Dragons 6-2 last night.
The Lady Lions got on the board first as starting pitcher Morgan McAlexander sent one flying over the fence for a solo homer in the 2nd inning to put New Boston up 1-0.
The Lady Lions flexed their muscles again in the 3rd, this time as slugger Carlee Ratcliff pounded her seventh homerun of the season. The three-run shot made the score 4-0.
The Lady Dragons got on the board in the bottom of the 3rd as Jaycie Anderson scored on a passed ball.
Redwater then narrowed the gap to 4-2 in the 4th as Haley Latham rapped a homerun in the bottom of the inning.
The Lady Lions put things away in the 6th inning as Haley McAlexander single to start the inning, followed by a Ratcliff walk. Both would come around to score to make it 6-2.
McAlexander earned the win on the mound going the distance and allowing two runs on three hits and striking out eight. Bethanee Calicott took the loss for Redwater, allowing six runs on seven hits and striking out six.
At the plate, Grace Duffer was 2-for-3 for the Lady Lions.
The DeKalb Lady Bears earned a 4-2 win over Atlanta on Tuesday, as hurler MaKaila Daniels went seven innings allowing just three hits while striking out six to earn the win for DeKalb.
The Lady Bears got on the scoreboard in the 1st inning as a single off the bat of senior Kynli Holder scored Hanna Mullins who had singled to center earlier in the inning. Harley Leavings would also come in to score on a fly out off the bat of Samantha Prince to give the Lady Bears an early 2-0 lead.
The Lady Bears will travel to New Boston to face the Lady Lions this Friday with the first pitch scheduled for 5 p.m.
The James Bowie Lady Pirates also notched a big win on Tuesday with late game heroics leading them to an 18-8 win over the Maud Lady Cardinals.
The Lady Pirates broke an 8-8 tie in the bottom of the 5th inning, scoring six times to put the Lady Cards in the rearview mirror.
A host of the Lady Pirate lineup showed up big with the bat in the game. Josie Grant had the big stick for James Bowie as she went 2-for-4 with four RBI’s. Sheridan Byram and Ashton Roberts each had three RBI’s and Addy Hammonds, Khloe Walker and Sarah Bruce added a pair of RBI’s each.
Hammonds earned the win on the hill for the Lady Pirates, allowing eight runs in six innings of work
In other softball action, the Avery Lady Bulldogs rallied back to beat Linden-Kildare in extra innings, and the Hooks Lady Hornets lost to Horatio in extra innings.
In the photo, Carlee Ratcliff, left, and Morgan McAlexander both homered in the New Boston win over Redwater.