Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

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April 1, 2014

GC Roundup: Mildred comes back to beat Malakoff 15-11, Frost edges Itasca 3-2 (Adds Dawson baseball)

Corsicana — MILDRED — Don’t get Mildred down. Don’t even try it.

There’s something about these Mildred softball players, these kids who believe in winning and believe in each other.

You could see it Tuesday night — all night long.

That’s what Mildred did. The Lady Eagles came back and back and back, all night long to win a slugfest over Malakoff, 15-11.

It was a non-district game and meant nothing in the standings. Just don’t tell Mildred.

The Lady Eagles play to win every time they take the diamond.

Just look at Aubyn Turner, who came in to pitch in relief in the fourth inning and got the win.

She not only threw a lake of water on the Malakoff fire that had produced nine runs on nine hits, including a pair of long home runs in the first three innings, but Turner hit a bomb herself, a two-run shot in the fifth that lifted Mildred to a 12-9 lead.

Turner went 3 for 4, scored three times and picked up the win on the mound, and she was only part of the story.

The Lady Eagles had stars up and down the lineup.

That’s why they were able to ignored a 5-0 deficit and come back from a 6-2 hole. They had 15 hits, including three doubles from  Morgan McCreary.

McCreary started the fifth with her second double of the night, went to third on a sacrifice bunt and scored on the cather’s throwing error to third to give Mildred a 10-9 lead.

Maddie Moore singled and then Turner hit her bomb — a two-run shot to center that seemed to have an exclamation point on it as it sailed over the wall.

The Lady Eagles didn’t stop there.

McCreary doubled home a run in the sixth and then scored when Abbie Burnham laced a two-run single to make it a 15-10 game.

Savannah Pritchett went 3 for 4 with a double and two RBI’s and Callie Bland and Moore both had a couple of hits and scored twice.

The Lady Eagles are now 17-4 for the season and get back to District 23-2A Friday night after the big win over Malakoff, which took a 5-0 lead in the first inning and led 6-2 after three innings.

The Lady Tigers, who got two monster homers from Candice Denis and a solo shot from starting pitcher Hazel Puempel, are unbeaten in their district race and hadn’t lost in weeks. They are now 15-6-2 for the season.

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