Lady Tigers bounce back with huge district victory

Blue girls pound out 20 hits to surge into second


Amanda Boyd, Alyssa Wallis, Maci Wages, Kayla Deary and Emily McCoy were recognized on senior night for their contributions to the Lady Tigers’ softball program. Amanda Boyd, Alyssa Wallis, Maci Wages, Kayla Deary and Emily McCoy were recognized on senior night for their contributions to the Lady Tigers’ softball program. After falling to last place Navasota Tuesday and with just two games left in the regular season, if the Rockdale Lady Tigers hoped to grab a playoff spot, they had to recover and recover quickly.

The Lady Tigers accomplished just that with a convincing 10-4 win over College Station on the road Tuesday night.

The win pulls Rockdale (11-9, 5-4) into a tie for second place in District 18-3A with the Lady Cougars (9-13, 5-4) with one game remaining.

The Lady Tigers host league leader and No. 5 ranked Caldwell (23-2, 9-0) Friday in the season closer.

College Station travels to Taylor.

Trailing 4-3 heading into the seventh inning, Rockdale exploded for seven runs to bury the Lady Cougars Tuesday night.

The Lady Tigers pounded out 20 hits on the evening and scored 10 unsnswered runs after College Station jumped out 4-0.

Rockdale grabbed the lead in the seventh after a one-out, three-run double from Lauren Locklin who slapped a two-strike pitch into left center for a 6-4 lead.

Rockdale winner Emily McCoy (4-2) fought off a shaky first inning as College Station had just one runner go as far as third base in the final six innings.

McCoy allowed four runs on six hits and fanned six.

Rockdale committed two errors on the first two batters of the game that contributed to the 4-0 deficit.

College Station returned the favor in the third after a fielding error allowed a pair of Rockdale runs and again in the fourth after the Lady Tigers leadoff runner reached on an error and helped close the gap to 4-3.

Down to their last at-bat, Rockdale bared down at the plate.

Consecutive singles by Alyssa Wallis and Amanda Boyd and an error on a sacrifice bunt loaded the bases with no outs.

After Isbell fanned Chloe Contreras, Locklin followed with her double, then an infield single by McCoy followed by a passed ball scored two more runs.

A double from Maci Wages, an infield single by Faith Talley and two-run double by Wallis ended the seven-run inning and the scoring at 10-4.


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