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Lady 'Cats Gain Win, Suffer Loss on Opening Day on Diamond in 2019 Monday

Posted Date: 08/18/2019

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A double to left by Mia Beason drove in Cheyanne Lansdale, Emilie Johnson and Jada Townsend to break open a 1-all tie for Madill in the top of the third inning Monday against Hugo. The Lady ‘Cats would go on to close out a 6-1 victory over the Lady Buffs in the season opener.

Beason began the game with a single to right that plated Johnson to give Madill the 1-0 edge in the first inning. Hugo claimed its’ lone run on a ground out to short that scored the runner from from third that advanced on an error.

MacKenzie Reed picked up the pitching win on Monday over Hugo by surrendering just one run on three hits while striking out four batters in the contest.

Johnson went 3-for-3 from the plate with an RBI. Beason was 3-for-3 with four RBI. Abbey Tiernan had an RBI in the win.

However, Madill lost 6-5 in heartbreaking fashion to Soper in an extra frame in the late game Monday. Johnson was hit by pitch with the bases loaded to force in Payton Arnold to grant Madill a 5-4 advantage. A double to center pushed across the tying run for Soper in the bottom of the same frame. Arnold for the Lady ‘Cats recorded two consecutive outs in right field to hold off Soper in the moment. Soper plated the winning run in the bottom half of the sixth stanza.

Ximena Gomez picked up a hit and drove in a run. Reed recorded a double and a single in the contest. Maryn Mancini struck out four batters in the loss.

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Madill plays at Lone Grove Aug. 13 before venturing to the Calera tournament Aug. 15-17.

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