Corsicana — In a battle for second place, the Tigers fell a little short in a 9-6, eight-inning loss to Whitehouse on Senior Night at Corsicana High School.
Whitehouse scored five runs in the top of the first inning off of a couple walks and a few hits. The Tigers remained scoreless until the bottom of the fourth, when they got a leadoff single by Jourdan Bruce. Leeah Seth followed with one of her own, and Jasmine Estelle came in to run for Seth. Katy Polk hit the wall for a stand up double, scoring Bruce and Estelle, and getting the Tigers on the board.
The Wildcats remained scoreless, with the Tigers playing solid defense for five innings.
In the bottom of the sixth, Seth had a leadoff single and Estelle came in to run for her. Carly Cates followed with another single, then Polk singled up the middle scoring Estelle. Kelsie Triplett followed with another single to load the bases. Sidney Kirk doubled, scoring Cates and Polk. Maddie Andrews singled to score Triplett, and the Tigers led, 6-5.
Whitehouse scored a run on a solo home run in the top of the seventh. Whitehouse scored three runs on a couple of singles and an error in the eighth.
Corsicana will face Mansfield Legacy next week in the Region II-4A bi-district playoffs at a place and dates to be determined.
Whitehouse 9, Corsicana 6 (8)
Whitehouse 500 000 13 – 9 11 0
Corsicana 00020400 – 6 12 5
WP – Kelsie Fairbanks
LP –Sidney Kirk
Top hitters – W: n/a. C: Katy Polk 3-5 (2B, 3 RBIs), Sidney Kirk 2-4 (2B, 3B, 2 RBIs), Leeah Seth 3-4.
Records – n/a.