The Madisonville Lady Mustangs softball team held off a late surge by the New Waverly Bulldogs last Tuesday to earn a 19-17 victory at MHS and improve to 7-5-1 on the season.
The Lady Mustangs exploded for seven runs in the bottom of the second inning and eight in the bottom of the fourth. Martia Tyler, Maegan Anderson and Emilie Blakley all tripled in the second inning to give them the lead before Averie Sims topped it off with a homerun. Sidnie Smith also picked up an RBI-single in the seven-run frame along with Tyler, who came back around after leading off the inning.
Despite the early lead, the Bulldogs were able to cut the deficit to one with a six spot in the top of the fourth. The Lady Mustangs built their lead back up in their very next at bat when New Waverly pitching struggled to find the strike zone. Two of the Madisonville runs were walked in by the Bulldogs and another came home due to an error before the Lady Mustangs broke it open.
Sims gave Madisonville a 16-8 lead with a three-RBI double that brought home Smith, Anderson and Blakley. Grace Williamson then plated Sims with a single to right field to put the Lady Mustangs up by 9.
But the Lady Bulldogs would not quit. They would score five runs in the fifth and four runs in the seventh, but a pair of Madisonville insurance runs along the way would ultimately seal their fate. An Anderson walk gave the Lady Mustangs a run in the fifth and an RBI-groundout from Tyler scored Emily Alvarado in the sixth.
Both teams were plagued by errors. The Lady Mustangs committed six in the game while New Waverly committed four. Kendall Creighton started the game on the mound for Madisonville and surrendered eight runs, but only four were earned. Smith entered the game in relief in the fourth inning and surrendered nine runs, only five of which were earned.
The Madisonville softball team is scheduled to travel to Navasota on Friday to take on the Rattlers at 6 p.m.
In last week’s article, we reported that Emily Alvarado hit a two-run homerun in a game against Lexington. This homerun, however, was hit by Emilie Blakley. The Meteor strives to be completely factual in all endeavors and apologizes for any confusion.