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May 3, 2014

Lone Oak Lady Buffs advance; Caddo Mills falls in area playoff


GREENVILLE — Lone Oak 5,

Chisum (girls) 3

  PARIS — Lone Oak beat Paris Chisum 5-3 in the second game of the best-of-three series on Friday to take the area softball title and advance to the 2A regional quarterfinals.

  The Lady Buffs had been held scoreless and trailed by two runs entering the fourth inning when Becca Schumann’s double drove in Tristan Beck and Ashlee Isenberg to tie the score 2-2. 

  Lone Oak added three more runs in the fifth when Beck, Mariah Nichols and Chelsea Rigsby each hit singles to drive in as many runs.  

  Nichols, the freshman pitcher, struck out three while only walking one to get the win. 

  The 27-5 Lady Buffs enter the regional quarterfinals riding a 13-game win streak as they take on Malakoff at a yet to be determined time and place.

  Lone Oak also took game one, 2-0, on Thursday.

Grandview (girls) 4,

Caddo Mills 2

  RED OAK — Grandview ended Caddo Mills’ run in the Class 2A softball playoffs on Thursday night, handing the Lady Foxes a 4-2 area loss.

  Caddo Mills finishes at 21-8 while 17-9-2 Grandview advances to the regional quarterfinals to play either Godley or Whitesboro.

  Caddo Mills pitcher Mary Moran struck out eight while allowing seven hits.

  Grandview pitcher Lexi Meadows fired a six-hitter.

  Makenna Tallant led Caddo Mills at the plate with two hits.

  Lauren Starr paced Grandview’s hitters with two hits, including a double, and Meadows slugged a homer.

                Class 2A area softball playoff

Grandview      030    000    1    —4 7 4

Caddo Mills    100    100    0    —2 6 0

  WP: Lexi Meadows, 6 hits, 2 runs, 0 ERs, 0 BBs, 2 Ks.

  LP: Mary Moran, 7 hits, 4 runs, 4 ERs, 3 BBs, 8 Ks.

             Leading hitters

  G: Starr 2-2, 2B, Meadows 1-4, HR; Estep 1-4, 2B; Shindler 1-3, 2B.

  CM: Makenna Tallant 2-4, Jessica Spoonemore 1-2, Natalee Wright 1-3, Jacie Thomason 1-4, Mary Moran 1-4.

  Records: CM 21-8, G 17-9-2.


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