Prep Softball

Tigers falter in late innings

Courier-Post Staff
Posted: Oct. 17, 2019 12:37 pm Updated: Oct. 17, 2019 12:39 pm

MONTGOMERY CITY, Mo. – The Mark Twain softball team was tied with Montgomery County after four innings.

The Tigers couldn’t find a way to grab a lead and keep their season alive.

Third-seeded Montgomery County took the lead with a two-run fifth inning, then added an insurance run in the sixth on the way to a 4-1 victory in the Class 2 District 5 quarterfinals Wednesday afternoon.

Sixth-seeded Mark Twain ends its season at 4-17, while hosts Montgomery County advance to play second-seed Monroe City in the semifinals.

Mark Twain trailed 1-0 in the top of the fourth inning when an error, a walk and a fielder’s choice gave the Tigers the bases loaded with just one out. After a strikeout, Mark Twain’s Emily Evans drew a bases-loaded walk that tied the game. A popout, however, left the bases loaded.

Mark Twain stranded runners in scoring position in the fifth, and Montgomery County took advantage of an error in the bottom half to take a 2-1 lead. The other run in the inning scored on a passed ball.

An insurance run in the sixth came from an RBI double, which made it 4-1.

Mark Twain couldn’t threaten in the seventh.

The Tigers were held to just two hits. Sydnee Brothers and Cheyenne Ross had the two hits.

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