Thorndale giving foes fighting fits


Lady Dogs senior pitcher Kim Leschber is firing on all cylinders as the Thorndale girls are in the hunt for a playoff spot. The team defeated cross county rival Cameron 6-5 on Monday in a key 27-2A showdown. Lady Dogs senior pitcher Kim Leschber is firing on all cylinders as the Thorndale girls are in the hunt for a playoff spot. The team defeated cross county rival Cameron 6-5 on Monday in a key 27-2A showdown. THORNDALE–The Lady Dogs (8-9, 3-2) haven’t let their district opening loss to Lexington on March 1 get them down. They have won three of their last four games and are in the mix among the top spots in the 27-2A standings.

On Tuesday afternoon, Thorndale suffered a 4-1 road loss at Academy. Senior Kim Leschber (8-6) took the loss for the Lady Dogs, fanning nine batters.

Senior Robin Jost was two for three on the day and drove in Thorndale’s only run.

“We played fine defense, we just couldn’t get our bats going,” Lady Dogs head coach Lance Betak said.

On Monday, the Lady Dogs got a huge win over the Lady Yoe in Thorndale, coming from behind to win 7-6.

Thorndale took an early 4-0 lead after two innings, but Cameron slowly chipped away, making it a 4-3 ball game after five.

The Lady Dogs tagged on two more in the sixth, before the Lady Yoe bats came alive in the top of the seventh to knot the game at 6-6.

The first two Lady Dogs batters in the bottom of the seventh struck out before senior Mirah Knapek tripled. Fellow senior Margie Llana then doubled to left field for the game winning RBI.

Leschber struck out nine to snag the win.

Thorndale pounded Florence 14-0 in five innings on the road Friday.

Leschber tossed the win for the Lady Dogs and helped her own cause by going two for three at the plate with a triple and scoring three runs.

Knapek had a huge night at the plate, going four for four with two home runs, a triple and scoring three runs. Petra Garcia was three for four on the night with a double.

Betak said every Lady Dog starter had at least one hit on the night aginst Florence.

Thorndale will host Rogers on Tuesday, March 22 and then travel to Lago Vista on March 25.


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