‘The Fourth’ with Lady Maroons after losses

Photos Marc Rogers / Journal — Alaina Soberalski (#3) gets a hit against the Lady Raiders.

CLINTON — For the Lady Maroons,  having an outing against arch rival Tri-Valley is never easy.  The Lady Vikings were in town recently ahead of a wind from the north that was a hitter’s dream but not this day for the Lady Maroons. 

Heidi Humble crushed one to the left field fence, which was called foul after some deliberation.  The opposition started the fireworks with two runs in the first followed by one run from the home team.  Then, in the second inning both teams again decided to add to their scores, the Lady Vikings striking for three runs, while the Lady Maroons added one. Tri-Valley added another run in the fourth inning bringing the score to 6-2 in their favor. 

The Lady Maroons were not done yet, as they tried to save the win for the seniors.  The home team scored three runs in the fifth inning to come closer.  But, after nothing in the sixth inning, the upper hand went to the Lady Vikings in the seventh with two runs scoring on several Lady Maroon errors. 

The home team couldn’t recover, and the Lady Vikings took the win 8-5. 

Ashley Armstrong pitched a complete game for the Lady Maroons allowing 8 runs on 15 hits, one a home run.  The Lady Maroon offense was lead by Reice McCormick going 3-4 at the plate including a double,Kylee Isaac going 2-4 at the plate.

The next evening the ladies faced the ever-threatening Lady Raiders of Central A&M on Senior Day.  Another day of reckoning. 

• Read the complete story in the Friday, May 12 print edition of the Clinton Journal or now in the Journal E-Edition for subscribers.