District opponents Como-Pickton Lady Eagles and Lone Oak Lady Buffs met on the softball diamond C-P defended their home turf with a 3-2 win.
The game began with Lone Oak taking an early one to nothing lead in the top of the first, but the Lady Eagles were able to hold them scoreless in the second inning.
C-P put up a run in the bottom of the second inning as Maci Kight led off with a walk and advanced to second base on a single to left field by teammate Skye Brumley. The next batter up was Lady Eagle Kaci Harmon who was thrown out at first but advanced the runners into scoring position with only one out on the board.
C-P Lady Eagle Violet Perez scored Kight with a ball fielded by the second baseman. This left the game tied at 1-all going into the third when Lone Oak scored again, but C-P answered back with a run of their own in the bottom of the third.
With one out, Lady Eagle Shelby Harrison hit a ball to left field, which was dropped by the Lady Buffs outfielder, and Harrison advanced on a throwing error which occurred on the same play.
With two outs and Harrison on second base, Megan McCoy hit a blooper to right field scoring Harrison. The score remained tied again 2-all until the bottom of the seventh inning.
Harmon led off with a rocket to center and later advanced to second on a wild pitch. Perez advanced Harmon to third on a ground ball out, so with one out and Harmon representing the winning run on third, Lady Eagle Zoyla Gonzales stepped to the plate and hit a line drive to first base. Unfortunately, it was snagged by the first baseman, who then attempted to throw Harmon out at third. Hope was restored when the throw went high as Harmon dove back to third but popped up and scampered home to score the winning run ending with a 3-2 final.
"This has been an extremely tough week with many players being gone to other activities and having to play four games, two of them due to the weather last week. We have had to make several adjustments and these girls have played very hard and played in different positions without a single complaint. The effort that they gave last night was awesome, and I am extremely proud of each and everyone of them. I can’t single out one player over another as this was a total team effort," said C-P Lady Eagles head softball coach Sheila Askins.
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