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Lady Tigers capitalize on errors, beat Marshall, 4-1

Lady Tigers capitalize on errors, beat Marshall, 4-1

March 14th, 2018 by Bob Krayl in Sports Prep

Sometimes you just don't need many hits to win a game.

Texas High's Lady Tigers collected only two hits, but good pitching, timely hitting, and taking advantage of opponents' mistakes leads to a victory.

Texas High scored the only runs it needed with two runs in the first inning, and went on to a 4-1 victory over Marshall Tuesday evening in a District 15-5A contest at Lady Tiger Field.

Mabry Smith had an all-around complete game, getting both hits, a double and single for two RBI's, and tossing a five-hitter while striking out 14.

"We need to do a better job hitting," Texas High coach Robbie Hatfield said. "We executed well at times, but need to do better. It was definitely not our best game."

The Tigers took advantage of a Mavs error to score two unearned runs in the first frame.

Marshall's leftfielder dropped a fly ball and Ryann Williams reached second on the play. Smith then singled home Williams.

Courtesy runner Haley Smith advanced to second and third on wild pitches, and scored on Kylee Spriggs sacrifice fly to right.

Marshall scored in the third inning as Kacy Ridgeway led off with a double and advanced to third on a wild pitch.

Elizabeth Palmer walked, and when she stole second, Ridgeway came in to score.

Texas High (9-4, 2-1) added two runs in the fifth inning on just one hit. Four walks and a double by Smith accounted for the runs.

Texas High will be at Sulphur Springs next Tuesday.

Texas High also won the junior varsity game, 13-4.

Jayla Estell led the Tigers' attack with three doubles and three RBI's. Mollie Johnson had a home run and double for three RBI's.

Mariza Paez was the winning pitcher.


Marshall       001  000  0 — 1  5  3

Texas High   200  020  x  — 4  2  1

Emily Ellenburg, Nana Vences (5) and Chloe Buchanan. Mabry Smith and Kylee Spriggs. WP-Smtih. LP-Ellenburg.

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