Lady Dogs finish, await playoffs
The Lady Bulldogs (14-8, 8-2) will now get ready for a run in the post-season, facing Normangee, the third place team out of 25A, in bi-district action late next week.
Charla Leopold tossed win for Thorndale, while Charity Tatroe went two-for-three at the plate, including an inside-the-park grand slam.
Skyler Sumner was also twoof three on the night.
In their last game at home for the season, the Lady Dogs runruled Granger 14-4, but it wasn’t without a little fireworks to begin with.
Thorndale jumped out to a 1-0 lead but Granger managed a little rally in the top of the third.
The Lady Lions strung together three runs to take the lead, but the Lady Dogs answered back with a vengeance. They put up five runs in the bottom of the frame, five more in their next at bat and then three more in the bottom of the fifth to end the game.
“We had a couple of good plays in the first inning, Granger had three hits in the first but they did not score because we threw a runner out at third and one at second,” Lady Dogs Coach Lance Betak said. “I like the fact that after we got behind in the third inning we came back with five big runs and put us on our way to the win.”
Shelby Pausewang went threefor three at the plate, including a double. Peytyn O’Campo was two-for-two and scored three runs.
Skyler Sumner was one-forthree with three runs batted in and Shelby Anders was one of three with two RBIs.
The Lady Dogs finished second in District 26A play behind Thrall. Betak said he is working on a warm up game before starting the state playoffs.