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May 16, 2014

Lone Oak takes game one, 1-0

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL

McKINNEY —   The 30-5 Lone Oak Lady Buffs’ winning steak continues as they took game one of the best-of-three Class 2A regional semifinal softball series against Whitesboro on Thursday night.

  The classic pitchers’ battle ended with Lone Oak winning 1-0 off a home run by Kaylee Isenburg.

  Isenburg slugged her 12th homer of the season in the bottom of the sixth inning and was only one of two hits mustered by the Lone Oak lineup during the game. 

  Freshman Lady Buff pitcher Mariah Nichols struck out five while only walking two in the two-hit win. Nichols was backed up by some of Lone Oak’s best defense so far this season.

  Whitesboro stranded a runner in the seventh inning when a Lady Cat runner interfered with Lone Oak second baseman Christi Cooke’s fielding of a ball to end the game and secure the Lady Buffs' 16th straight win as Whitesboro dropped to 24-7 for the season.

  The two teams will meet again for game two at 7 tonight at McKinney Boyd High School. Game three, if needed, is scheduled for 4 p.m. on Saturday, also at McKinney Boyd.

 

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