Lady Tigers fall in finals of own tournament to Weimar
A f ter an 11- 0 v ictor y over Franklin Tuesday night, the Lady Tigers stand 8-2 on the year after a furious start.
After Rockdale jumped out to an early 2- 0 lead, Weimar grabbed a brief 3-2 lead in the top of the seventh, but the Lady Tigers rallied with a run in the bottom of the inning to send the game into extra frames.
The Lady Wildcats broke loose for three runs in the ninth for a 6-3 advantage, while Rockdale crossed the plate just once in response.
Morgan Fischer led the way for the Lady Tigers with a double and two runs batted in.
The senior was also injured after she was hit in the face with a ball after attempting a bunt. She suffered a cut and some broken teeth, but played Tuesday night against Franklin.
Maci Wages also clubbed a double and Lisa Vest picked up a run batted in.
Kayleigh Montelongo fanned 12 batters in the contest.
To reach the finals, the Lady Tigers defeated Waco Reicher 6-1, theRockdaleJV11-0and Groesbeck 1-0.
Marissa Mireles’ triple and Amanda Boyd’s run batted in produced the lone run in the Lady Tigers’ win over Groesbeck.
Montelongo recorded 11 strikeouts in the game.
In a quirk in the schedule, Rockdale was forced to face its own junior varsity and prevailed 11-0.
Emily McCoy’s double and RBI led off the hit parade as Vest, Montelongo, Boyd and Kayla Deary all collected runs batted in.
Montelongo fanned seven.
In the win over Reicher in the tournament opener, three of the five Lady Tiger hits went for extra bases, as Wages, McCoy and Haley Wright clubbed doubles.
Wages and Wright’s doubles produced runs batted in.
Montelongo struck out three and allowed just two hits.
Tuesday night against Franklin, the Lady Tigers used 11 hits to post the 11 runs, led by Faith Talley’s home run.
Rockdale erupted for seven runs in the fifth inning to win by the 10-run rule.
Mireles and Vest each had doubles, while Wages and Fischer ripped triples.