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May 23, 2014

Mount Vernon beats Lone Oak 5-3 in game one


GRAND SALINE —   Mount Vernon’s Lady Tigers scored four runs in the sixth inning to overtake Lone Oak 5-3 in game one of a best-of-three Class 2A regional final softball series on Thursday.

  The loss snapped a 16-game winning streak for the eighth state-ranked Lady Buffs, who dropped to 31-6 for the season.

  Game two is set for 6 tonight, also in Grand Saline. Game three, if necessary, follows game two, also in Grand Saline. The winner of the series advances to the state tournament next week in Austin.

  Lone Oak took a 2-0 lead in the first inning as Chelsea Rigsby singled and then Mariah Nichols slugged a two-run homer over the left field fence.

  Mount Vernon answered with a run in the bottom of the first. Sarah Johnson singled followed by walks to Emily Floyd, Sissy Rogers, Ashley Brown and Kierra Morris.

  Kaylee Isenburg slugged her 13th homer of the season, this time to center, to start off the third inning, putting Lone Oak up 3-1.

  That lead held up until the bottom of the sixth, when C.J. Sparks, Holly Hemmingsen, Sarah Johnson, Emily Floyd, Sissy Rogers and Ashley Brown either singled or reached on errors.

Sarah Johnson, who picked up the mound win, struck out 10 while allowing six hits as No. 5 state-ranked Mount Vernon improved to 33-8-1 for the season.

  Nichols, who pitched for Lone Oak, struck out four while also allowing six hits.

  Alyssa Busby, McKayla Dickey and Caitlin Kimberlin all had hits for Lone Oak.

               Class 2A Regional Final Series

                               Game one

Lone Oak               201    000    0    —3 6 4

Mount Vernon        100    004    x    —5 6 1

  WP: Sarah Johnson, 6 hits, 3 runs, 3 ERs, 0 BBs, 10 Ks.

  LP: Mariah Nichols, 6 hits, 5 runs, 1 ER, 4 BBs, 4 Ks.

                    Leading hitters

  LO: Kaylee Isenburg 1-4, HR; Chelsea Rigsby 1-3, Mariah Michols 1-3, HR, 2 RBIs; Alyssa Busby 1-2, McKayla Dickey 1-2, Caitlin Kimberlin 1-3.

  MV: Bailey Bohlken 1-3, Holly Hemmingsen 2-4, Sarah Johnson 3-4, 3 RBIs; Emily Floyd 1 RBI; Ashley Brown 1-2, 2 RBIs; C.J. Sparks 1-1.

  Records: LO 31-6, MV 33-8-1.

  Next game: Lone Oak vs. Mount Vernon, game two, 6 p.m. today at Grand Saline.


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