Lady Mustangs compete in Caldwell

Posted 3/3/20

The Madisonville softball team competed in a number of contests over the week, including a tournament in Caldwell Thursday through Friday, in which they finished in which they picked up a handful of losses and a tie.

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Lady Mustangs compete in Caldwell

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The Madisonville softball team competed in a number of contests over the week, including a tournament in Caldwell Thursday through Friday, in which they finished in which they picked up a handful of losses and a tie.

The Lady Mustangs dropped contests to Thrall (7-2), Lexington (13-2), Rogers (15-0) and Troy (8-6) in Caldwell before tying with the hosts in Saturday’s final game by a score of 8-8.

The offense struggled with just four runs in the opening three games of the tournament before scoring six and eight times in their final two matchups.

Madisonville jumped out to an early advantage by posting five runs in the bottom of the first after three straight singles to start the frame. Kyndall Creighton reached on an error to score Brynlee Urbantke and Maegan Anderson for the team’s first runs of the game.

Brinna Sims then singled to plate Grace Williamson, setting up a two-RBI double off the bat of Martia Tyler to culminate the five-run frame.

Despite an impressive offensive showing in the first, the Lady Mustangs scored just one more run in an 8-6 loss. Troy retaliated with six runs in the top of the second inning to regain control over the Lady Mustangs.

Madisonville posted another five-run inning in the tournament’s final matchup against Caldwell Saturday.

Caldwell led 3-0 entering the top of the third before back-to-back RBI singles from Sidnie Smith and Urbantke, along with an RBI-double from Anderson, evened the score.

The trio struck again in the top of the fourth to give Madisonville the lead. Back-to-Back Smith and Urbantke doubles turned a tie game into a three-run advantage before a Caldwell error on an Anderson grounder grew the lead to four.

Sims then capped off the inning with an RBI-single to plate Anderson and give Madisonville an 8-3 lead.

Caldwell, however, exploded for five runs in their own in the top of the fifth inning to even the game at eight as the matchup’s allotted time expired.

The Lady Mustangs also saw offensive success in a standalone matchup against Onalaska Feb. 25, despite a 16-13 loss. The team was able to fight back into the game with nine runs in the fourth and fifth innings.

Anderson and Williamson each led the offensive charge against Onalaska with four RBIs and three hits apiece in the matchup. Each player also recorded a triple. Smith and Urabntke also recorded a pair of RBIs each while Grayson Bennett added another.

The Lady Mustangs trailed New Waverly Monday night, but the game was not concluded.

According to maxpreps.com, as of Monday night, Anderson led the Lady Mustangs in batting average at .556, closely followed by Williamson at .550. They were followed by Smith (.438), Tyler (.333) and Creighton (.286).

Anderson and Williamson also led the way in RBIs with 13 and nine, respectively.

The Lady Mustangs were scheduled to compete in a tournament in Franklin Thursday through Saturday. They will also compete in a pair of standalone matchups against Shepherd and Navasota before beginning district play against Mexia at MHS March 17.

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