DeKALB, Texas — DeKalb fell in Game 2, 9-1, to Mount Pleasant Chapel Hill in a Class 3A, bi-district playoff softball game on Friday at Lady Bears Field.
Game 3 was still in action at press time, and the Lady Devils led the Lady Bears, 8-6, in the top of the sixth frame.
Lady Devils starting pitcher Presley Applegate earned the win, tossed a complete game, struck out 13 and allowed a run on five hits to lead Chapel Hill to a 9-1 victory in Game 2. The win forced a decisive Game 3.
Chapel Hill 8, DeKalb 6, top of the sixth
Coriana Fullbright hammered a 2-run shot over the right-center field fence to bridge the gap for the Bears, 8-6, in the bottom of the fifth.
Bailey Barger led off the Bears' first with a Texas Leaguer single to left center. Makaila Daniels sent a hard-hit ball into right field for an RBI double. Fullbright's double to right field scored Daniels to knot the game at 2-all.
Chapel Hill put up a pair of runs on three hits in the third to take a 4-2 lead going into the bottom part of the inning.
Barger doubled to shallow right center and moved up to third on a wild pitch for DeKalb in the third. Daniels slapped an RBI single on a laser shot to the third baseman. Daniels scored on a passed ball to tie the game at 4-all going into the fifth.
Chapel Hill 9, DeKalb 1
Chapel Hill took a 7-0 lead after the second inning after plating seven runs on three hits and three costly DeKalb errors.
Coriana Fullbright laced in an RBI single to right center for the Bears' first run of the game in the fourth inning. Madison Taylor, who singled past the third baseman, scored on the hit to inch DeKalb closer, 7-1.
The Devils put up an insurance in the fifth and then in the sixth to take control, 9-1. Gray had a single up the middle for the Bears in the fifth, and teammate Emily Barrett singled to right field in the seventh.
Hanna Mullins smacked a double to right center for the Bears with an out in the first frame. Mullins moved up to third on a passed ball but was left stranded after two flyouts.
Gray absorbed the loss, threw four innings, allowed seven runs on five hits, struck out three, walked two and hit two batters.