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.