Game 2: Mildred 5, Salado 4
The Mildred Lady Eagles survived to play another game Saturday in their area round playoff series with the Salado Lady Eagles.
After losing the first game on Friday 8-3, the Lady Eagles came from behind in game two on Saturday to force a decisive game three.
Down 2-0 in the fourth inning, Savannah Pritchett drew a lead-off walk and Brianna Weaver layed down a sacrifice bunt to advance her to second. Morgan McCreary then hit an RBI single to leftfield to make the score 2-1.
In the fifth inning, Maddie Moore hit a lead-off double and advanced to third on a throwing error by the Salado left-fielder. Olivia Farmer then drove in Moore to tie the game at 2-2. Joanna Tapley then singled to rightfield and took second on an error by the rightfielder. With runners at second and third with one out, Callie Bland hit a hard grounder to the Salado shortstop. Pinch-runner Lauren Hawkins broke for home on the play and after a collision at home plate, the ball was knocked loose and she was safe. Tapley, seeing the catcher laying on the ground and the ball loose, never slowed down and crossed the plate for a 4-2 lead.
Salado would score one run in the bottom of the fifth inning and the score remained 4-3 until the seventh inning.
In the top of the seventh, Farmer singled to start the inning and then stole second. Tapley then hit and RBI single and the Eagles led 5-3 going to the bottom of the seventh. In the bottom of the seventh, Salado was able to score one run on three hits but a grounder to Pritchett at first-base ended the game. Aubyn Turner picked up the win on the mound for Mildred.
Mildred 000 130 1--5 8 0
Salado 101 010 1--4 9 4
WP: Aubyn Turner
Top hitters: M-Maddie Moore 1-4 (2B, run), Olivia Farmer 2-3 (2B, RBI, 2 runs), Joanna Tapley 2-4 (RBI, run), Savannah Pritchett 2-3 (run), Morgan McCreary 1-4 (RBI).
Records: Mildred 25-8-1, Salado 31-6
Game 3: Mildred 7, Salado 6
The Mildred Lady Eagles wasted no time getting on the scoreboard in game three Saturday against Salado. Maddie Moore reached on an error and was sacrificed to second by Callie Bland. Olivia Farmer then lined and RBI double to right-centerfield for a 1-0 lead.
Mildred scored another run in the bottom of the second inning on a walk, sacrifice, and an error to make the score 2-0 after two innings.
Salado scored a run in the top of the third inning to bring the score to 2-1. In the bottom half of the inning, Farmer smashed the first pitch over the leftfield wall and into the trees for a 3-1 lead.
The Lady Eagles added to their lead in the fourth inning, when Abbie Burnham was hit by a pitch and scored on an RBI double by Bland.
Mildred would score two more runs in the sixth inning. Burnham and Moore both singled and Bland hit her second RBI double. Farmer then drove in her third run of the game making the score 6-1 after six innings.
In the seventh inning, Salado refused to go down without a fight. Mildred pitcher Joanna Tapley recorded the first out on a strikeout but an error gave Salado some hope. Tapley walked the next batter and after a single to center-field, the score was 6-2. Salado would then load the bases and the next batter hit a grand-slam over the right-field wall just inside the foul pole to make the score 6-6. Mildred would retire the next two batters and head to the bottom of the seventh tied at 6-6.
In the seventh, Morgan McCreary lined a single to leftfield and went to second on a throwing error by the catcher. Savannah Pritchett then drove a 2-0 pitch to centerfield for the game winning RBI and the Lady Eagles' series victory.
Mildred will face Bruceville-Eddy in the next round of the playoffs.
Salado 001 000 5--6 5 4
Mildred 111 102 1--7 11 4
WP: Olivia Farmer
Top hitters: M-Maddie Moore 1-2 (2 runs), Callie Bland 2-4 (2 2B, 2 RBIs), Olivia Farmer 2-4 (HR, 2B, 3 RBIs, run), Morgan McCreary 3-4 (2B, run), Savannah Pritchett 1-3 (RBI, run), Abbie Burnham 2-2 (2 runs).
Records: Mildred 26-8-1, Salado 32-6
Game 2: Mildred 5, Salado 4
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Lindale has been poison to Corsicana all year.
The Eagles won a bizarre game in Lindale to keep the Tigers out of the football playoffs and ruined the boys basketball season with two gut-wrenching wins in the final week of the season.
They did it again Tuesday, beating the Tigers 4-0 at Price Field to take over second place in the District 16-4A race.
Lindale (6-2) had one big inning to hand Corsicana (5-3) its second loss in a row.
GC Volleyball: Kerens' Kelly signs with Paris Junior College
She prayed about it. She lost sleep about it. And she prayed about it some more.
That's just a glimpse of what Marqueshia Kelly went through before deciding to turn down a half dozen basketball scholarships and accept a scholarship to play volleyball at Paris Junior College.
The journey might have been a little sleepless, but in the end it wasn't that tough for Kelly, who is a multi-sport star at Kerens.
“I followed my heart,'' she said on Tuesday just moments after signing a letter-of-intent to play volleyball at Paris in front of family, coaches and friends.
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Corsicana's tennis team finished its season with a strong showing in the Class 4A Regional Tournament at UT-Arlington before falling to some powerhouse players from Dallas.
GC Baseball/Softball: Roundup -- Blooming Grove edges Mildred 1-0 (Adds Dawson-Hubbard baseball)
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Navarro Softball: Bulldogs sweep Bossier on Sophomore Day
From a one-sided laugher to a hold-your-breath finish, Navarro’s softball team celebrated Sophomore Day on Saturday in front of its largest crowd of the season.
The Bulldogs ripped Bossier 14-1 in a five-inning romp and then had to fight for their lives in the second game, finally winning 2-1 in the bottom of the seventh with a squeeze bunt that brought home Caitlin Moerbe, who ended the day with a dust-filled slide at the plate.
GC Softball: Hubbard, Curtis shut out Axtell 3-0
For Hubbard’s Olivia Curtis the magic number was 15 -- as in 15 wins and 15 strikeouts.
But don’t stop counting now. There’s plenty left for Curtis and her Hubbard teammates who have made the most of their stretch run in the district race, and capped off a huge week with a 3-0 win over Axtell on Friday.
GC Baseball/Softball: Roundup -- Kerens' Anderson pitches perfect game (ADDS Dawson baseball)
Brett Anderson threw a five-inning perfect game Friday at home to lead Kerens over Neches 11-0 in a key district game that leaves the Bobcats in first place with a two-game lead.
CHS Baseball: Tigers lose to Nacogdoches 4-1
In a battle for first place in the District16-4A race, Nacogdoches and pitcher Brigham Hill stopped Corsicana’s Tigers 4-1 Friday to take over the lead in the district with a 6-1 record. The Tigers are now 5-2 and face Lindale, which is also 5-2, at Price Field on Tuesday night to try to gain ground in a tough district race.
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Step by step, inch by inch …
That's how the Kerens baseball team got here, right here on the threshold of what could be the program's best season since 1977.
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