Last Monday night the Lady Lions faced the Magnolia Panthers and scored six points to win by one point in overtime.
The game was tied three all at the end of the seventh inning. In the top of the eighth, the Panthers scored five runs making the score 8-3 when the Lions came in to bat. Bri Huff was placed on second as part of the overtime rules and Kendall Herring hit a single to knock her around to third base. Madison Edwards knocked Huff into home, but was thrown out at first base. Percy Pennington walked on and Mallory Rials was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Another walk brought a run in for Hamburg and the score was 8-5 with only one out on the board. Tomerlin hit a single to bring Pennington home and Cierra Tucker knocked Annah Edwards in to tie the score. Tierra Mooney knocked the winning run in and the Lady Lions walked away with a 9-8 victory over the Panthers.
On Tuesday, The Lady Lions shut out Dumas 15-0 and 12 of those runs were scored in the first inning.
On Wednesday the girls beat Monticello 7-2 on the road. Marlee Tomerlin, the first batter of the game, opened with a homerun. The Lady Lions didn’t score again until the top of the third when Tucker bunted to bring in Rials and Anna Edwards stole her way around to home. The Lions took the field in the bottom of the third with the score at 3-0. Monticello scored in the bottom of the third, but the score was still 3-1 when the sixth inning started.
In the top of the sixth Hamburg scored four more runs to give them seven total and held Monticello to only one more run the rest of the game for a final of 7-2.
On Thursday, the Lions played their final regular season game in Camden and beat the Cardinals 10-6. The teams were tied 1-1 in the top of the second, but Hamburg took the lead 2-1 and in the top of the third increased their lead to 4-1. Camden almost caught back up in the bottom half of the third, but the inning ended with the Lions still on top 4-3.
The Lady Lions jumped up 7-3 in the top of the fourth and were leading 10-3 going into the sixth inning. The Lady Lions finished on top with a final score of 10-6 giving them their 13th win of the season. Hamburg finished with a 6-6 conference record giving them third place out of eight teams.
The Lions are now preparing to play in the regional tournament in Magnolia. The Lady Lions’ first game in the 4A South Regional Tournament will be May 2 at 10 a.m. against Nashville.