If the narrative starts with the Lady Eagles committing eight errors and giving up eight unearned runs, it would be easy to assume that their effort on the road at Lamar produced similar results to games earlier in the season where the defense failed them.
However, the Lady Eagles decided to rewrite that storyline and show some grit and determination.
They would take the early lead, getting two singles and a walk before the first out of the game. In the bottom half of the inning, two errors led to two runs, but the Lady Eagle came right back with two more of their own. Disaster struck in the bottom of the second, with defensive errors and timely hitting allowed Lamar to put up six runs, taking a commanding 8-3 lead.
The Lady Eagles would chip away at the lead, adding a run in the third, two more in the fourth, and then, after a delay for extensive repairs to second base on an infield that was in serious need of maintenance already, the Lady Eagles had their big inning, putting up five runs and taking the lead. Lamar would add one run in the sixth, but the Lady Eagles answered in the seventh and took the game 12-9. On the night, Sydney Ward only gave up one unearned run while going 3/4 at the plate with five RBI.
This was a solid win that should help the Lady eagles as they look to tournament play.
Their home game against Cedarville was rained out, and they have one game left on the schedule, hosting Charleston Monday for Senior Night.
Seeding for the district tournament in Atkins will be released this week, and we will post the information as soon as we receive word. Follow us on Facebook to get the latest information.