|Caddo scores early to take one from C-P|
|From Staff Reports|
April 19, 2004 -- CADDO MILLS -- Como-Pickton entered Saturday morning's game against Caddo Mills with a solid shot at second place in District 14-2A but left with its playoff future in doubt with two games to go.
Caddo Mills (8-4) scored four times in the second inning and never looked back in a 4-1 win.
Playoff scenarios are still unsure, but the Lady Eagles can secure a postseason berth with wins in their final two home games. Anything less could send the team, and its solid senior class, home for the playoffs.
Christy Hunt fell to 10-6, going the distance with three strikeouts, while giving up four runs on eight hits. Brittney Wright and Taylor Moss, the team's top two hitters, each had two of the team's five safeties, with Chelsea Harrison adding a double.
CPHS (12-6, 8-4) was unable to take advantage of some early opportunities, and the bottom of the order could get nothing going, striking out nine times.
Wright was stranded in the first after leading off the game with a walk, advancing to second on Moss' sacrifice bunt and stealing third.
Harrison doubled in the second, and Kayla Smith was hit by a pitch to put two runners on with one out, but the next two hitters struck out.
The Lady Foxes got four hits in their half of the second and used two CPHS errors to help account for their four runs.
Wright led off the third with a double and moved to third on Moss' infield hit. Moss stole second and moved to third on Elizabeth Melton's sacrifice fly to center that scored Wright for the Lady Eagles' lone run of the game. CPHS left four runners in scoring position.
Wright got her second hit in the fifth, and Moss fought off seven pitches before getting a single to left. The Lady Eagles' chance at a comeback took a dive, as Wright was doubled off at second on Melton's fly to third.
CPHS is now in a third-place tie and can't realistically afford to lose another game with two home contests against Alba-Golden Tuesday and Quitman Friday remaining on the schedule.
The Lady Eagles must win out if for no other reason than the fact that they'll lose a tiebreaker with Caddo Mills. Winning out would put CPHS in second, as it would hold the tiebreaker with Alba-Golden with a win in Tuesday's game against the Lady Panthers (9-3). Grand Saline leads the district with an 11-1 record.
Como-Pickton 001 000 0 --1 5 2
Caddo Mills 040 000 x --4 8 0
North Hopkins 5, Detroit 1
DETROIT -- Lacie Palmer scattered six hits, while giving up only one run, walking none and striking out four, as North Hopkins (9-8, 7-0) remained undefeated in District 11-A play.
Scarlet Thompson went 2-for-3, and Ashley Wilson went 2-for-4 at the plate and added six put outs and two assists at second base. Mary Casey, Lindsey Horne, Megan Baxter, Hanna Hankins and Sara Weir added hits for the Lady Panthers, who broke open a scoreless tie with two runs in the top of the fifth inning.
North Hopkins 000 022 1 --5 9 1
Detroit 000 001 0 --1 6 2