Like a sprinter who edges an opponent by .10 seconds, only one could win gold in two close performances.
Lindsey Egger tossed a three-hitter over seven innings, gave up a run, struck out nine and did not issue a walk as Texas High edged Royse City, 2-1, in a District 15-5A softball game at Tiger Field on Monday.
"Lindsey threw a really good game, and she was locating the bat really well," Lady Tiger head coach Robbie Hatfield said. "Her changeup with working tonight, and our defense made some good plays."
Abby Thomas took the loss, tossed six innings, gave up a pair of runs on four hits, had two strikeouts, and walked two for the Lady Bulldogs.
Alex Reed hit a Texas leaguer over the outreached glove of Royse City's shortstop with two on to give Texas High a 2-1 lead in the fourth inning. Lauren Allred and Kaitlyn Cross, who had each singled to left and were moved up on Kylee Spriggs' fielder's choice, scored.
Bailey Groom had the other hit for the Tigers, a single to left in the first inning.
"We got a couple of runners on and moved them up to scoring position," Hatfield said. "Alex came up and got a base hit to score two runs and that's all we needed."
The Lady Bulldogs' Haley Butler doubled to left center to score Lauren Skinner to give Royse City a 1-0 lead in the first frame.
Neither team stranded many runners with the Bulldogs (19-9-1, 2-6) leaving two, while the Tigers left three.
Texas High (17-9, 5-3) plays at Lindale today in a District 15-5A clash.
Abby Thomas and Aspen Holm. Lindsey Egger and Kylee Spriggs. WP-Egger. LP-Thomas.