Pictured is Kiara Thomas, Natalie Allison, and Kynslee Ward
Things were over for the Mountainburg Lady Dragons before they could even get things started. On Monday, April 12, the Mansfield Lady Tigers hosted the Lady Dragons to a softball game to remember. The Lady Tigers barely had time to get their outfits dirty before nearly crushing the Lady Dragons 16-1 in just three short innings sending Mountainburg home not only wearing blue but feeling blue as well. This outcome was felt by the Lady Dragons once before at the beginning of the season when Mansfield shut out Mountainburg with a final score of 17-0.
Mountainburg opened up the top of the first inning earning their lone point and only lead of the evening. What would follow was a storm of red furry. Brooklyn Adams got the ball rolling for the Lady Tigers as she scored on a Chloe Creekmore walk. Next, Kiara Thomas reaped a run on a passed ball sending Alyson Edwards to third and Creekmore to second. Edwards then scored on a wild pitch. Creekmore picked up a run from a wild pitch also while Hailey Walker singled on a line drive to Mountainburg’s pitcher. The first inning was closed out when Walker scored on a passed ball and Skylynn Harris earned her one run of the night sending the score to 6-1 Mansfield.
For the bottom of the second inning, four Lady Tigers upgraded the win column. Edwards collected a score on a passed ball along with Creekmore and Natalie Allison. Then, Serenity Brunson flew out to center field allowing Walker to reach home after tagging up. To close out the game, Adams captured a run on a passed ball. Creekmore singled on a ground ball to center field sending Thomas home and Edwards to score on a throw. Alexis Chestine scored on a passed ball. And Allison netted a run on a throw after Walker singled on a hard ground ball to center field before ending things with a final run home on a passed ball.
Chloe Creekmore summed up her night with 3 RBI while Hailey Walker and Serenity Brunson had 1 RBI each. With a total of 9 PO’s, Creekmore also led in that department with 6 followed by Allison with 2 and Thomas with 1. And making good work on the pitcher’s mound was Alyson Edwards who catapulted 34 pitches to 11 batters striking out 6. Next on the agenda for the Lady Tigers are the Acorn Lady Tigers on the road on Thursday, April 15.
Photo courtesy of Crystal Thomas