Lady Tigers Drop Doubleheader at Home

Lady Tigers Drop Doubleheader at Home

The offensive production tapered off for thr MMI Lady Tigers as they dropped both ends of a doubleheader to Lurleen B. Wallace Community College by 4-1 and 6-3 scores here Saturday.

Ashley Soos was the hitting star for the Lady Tigers in the opener. Ashley Strength provided some offensive spark in the second game but it was not enough to help pull out the victories.

In the first game LBW jumped ahead in its first at bat and never trailed. After spotting LBW a 2-0 lead, the Lady Tigers got their only run of the game in their initial at bat. Emily Tarango doubled to open the inning, went to third on Taylor Miner's single and scored on Taylor Anderson's sacrifice fly, but that ended MMI's scoring in the game.

MMI threatened in the fifth as Soos and Tarango singled, but Soos was eventually thrown out at the plate to end the inning. The Lady Tigers had their best chance in the sixth loading the bases with none out as Miner walked, Anderson singled and Rachel Gauspohl walked, only to have three consecutive ground outs silence the uprising.

Soos had three hits and Tarango two in the game for Marion.

The Lady Tigers started flat in the nightcap, scoring twice in the first for a 2-1 lead as Soos walked, Strength singled,and Miner followed with a run-scoring single. Strength later scored on a throw in after Miner's hit.

MMI added to the lead in the second as Athena Sayrie singled and consecutive walks to Soos, Tarango, and Strength pushed across a run.  However, the bottom fell out in the third as LBW broke loose for four runs and the Lady Tigers could not come back.

Strength's two hits led the seven-hit attack.

"We kept it close and played pretty good defense, but we missed too many scoring opportunities to win close games," head coach Kristi Basso said. "We left the bases loaded in each game and you can't do that in close games. We're going to put it all together soon. Right now we seem to miss at least one phase of the game in each contest."


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