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APR 22

(ROCKDALE)–THE ROCKDALE LADY TIGERS’ HOPES

FOR THE PLAYOFFS FELL JUST SHORT AS THE LADY TIGERS

FELL TO THE LEXINGTON LADY EAGLES IN A THRILLER

9 TO 7 IN 9 INNINGS IN A TIEBREAKER GAME AT THRALL

ON FRIDAY.

THE LADY TIGERS JUMPED OUT IN FRONT IN THE

BOTTOM OF THE FIRST AS RILEY EANES SCORED ON

KARLEY LEOPOLD’S SACRIFICE FLY TO MAKE IT

1 TO NOTHING LADY TIGERS. ROCKDALE ADDED A RUN

IN THE BOTTOM OF THE 2ND AS MACY KNESEK’S R-B-I

SINGLE SCORED AUTUMN MONTELONGO FOR A 2 TO

NOTHING LEAD.

LEXINGTON RESPONDED IN THE TOP OF THE 3RD

AS ALEXIS GONZALES’ R-B-I SINGLE SCORED JORDYN

DODD, AND KYLEE MUHL’S R-B-I SINGLE SCORED

MACKENZIE FOLEY TO TIE THE GAME AT 2 ALL.

ROCKDALE CAME BACK IN THE BOTTOM OF THE 3RD

AS HAVEN JIMENEZ SCORED ON A PASSED BALL AND

ANDREA SALAZAR REACHED ON AN ERROR, SCORING

EMILY DEPINE TO GIVE ROCKDALE A 4 TO 2 LEAD.

LEXINGTON CAME RIGHT BACK IN THE TOP OF THE 4TH

WITH 2 MORE RUNS AS GONZALES’ R-B-I DOUBLE SCORED

ASHTON ANDRESS AND SAVANNA CLAPTON TO TIE IT

AT 4 ALL.

ROCKDALE CAME BACK AGAIN IN THE BOTTOM OF

THE 4TH. MARIANA CASAREZ’ R-B-I DOUBLE SCORED RILEY

EANES, AND KARLEY LEOPOLD THEN STEPPED UP AND HIT

A 2 RUN HOME RUN TO GIVE ROCKDALE A 7 TO 4 LEAD.

FROM THERE, AFTER 11 RUNS IN 4 INNINGS, BOTH

OFFENSES WENT SILENT FOR OVER 2 INNINGS. ROCKDALE

WAS 2 OUTS AWAY FROM WINNING THE GAME AND

CLINCHING A PLAYOFF SPOT WHEN KYLIE HOBBS DOUBLED,

AND KYLEE MUHL BROUGHT HER HOME ON AN R-B-I SINGLE,

AND THEN ASHTON ANDRESS’ R-B-I DOUBLE SCORED MUHL AND

NATALIE MARTINEZ TO TIE IT AT 7 ALL.

IN THE TOP OF THE 9TH, ANDRESS’ R-B-I DOUBLE

SCORED HALEY MARTINEZ, AND JORDYN DODD’S R-B-I

SINGLE SCORED ANDRESS FOR A 9 TO 7 LEAD. ROCKDALE

THREATENED IN THE BOTTOM OF THE 9TH. HANNAH

RODRIGUEZ WAS HIT BY A PITCH TO LEAD OFF THE

INNING. COURTESY RUNNER MACKENZIE MUSTO WAS

THROWN OUT AT 3RD WHEN MACY KNESEK SINGLED.

WITH ONE OUT, RILEY EANES APPEARED TO HIT INTO

A GAME-ENDING DOUBLE PLAY, BUT THE THROW TO

2ND WENT WILD AND ROCKDALE HAD RUNNERS AT

FIRST AND 2ND WITH 2 OUTS, BUT CASAREZ FLEW OUT TO

CENTER TO END IT.

KARLEY LEOPOLD TOOK THE LOSS IN THE CIRCLE FOR

THE LADY TIGERS.

THE LADY TIGER SENIORS, KARLEY LEOPOLD,

AUTUMN MONTELONGO, AND MACY KNESEK PLAYED

THEIR FINAL GAME IN A ROCKDALE UNIFORM.

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