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Ladycats come back with pair of runs in 7th for 2-1 win over Azle

April 13, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Hornets hand Bearcats second straight district loss

Azle pitcher Emily Ditmore took a no-hitter into the bottom of the seventh inning as her Lady Hornets led the Aledo Ladycats 1-0 in a District 6-4A softball contest Tuesday night at Aledo.

But in an instant the game was tied as Aledo junior right fielder Carolyn Clayton broke the no-hitter and tied the score with a lead-off inside-the-park home run to left field.

Three batters later, Aledo junior shortstop Lauren Durham lofted a single to right field that drove in senior second baseman Kendall Kizer from third base for the game-winning run as the Ladycats prevailed, 2-1, to win their eighth consecutive district game.

The Ladycats - 9-2 in district play - will continue 6-4A action at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 17, at Saginaw.

After Clayton tied the score, Kizer smashed a single to left field and advanced to second base when Azle's left fielder bobbled the base hit.

The next batter, junior catcher Shelby Stockard, executed a sacrifice bunt that advanced Kizer to third base.

Durham followed with a walk-off single to right to end the contest.

Azle 11, Bearcats 5

Azle took advantage of four walks and an error in the fourth inning to score nine runs to pave the way to a six-run win over the Aledo Bearcats Tuesday night in District 6-4A baseball action at Bearcat Field.

The Hornets also swatted four hits in the fourth, including a bases-loaded triple by Nik Lietkemeyer and a run-scoring double by Justin Berry, who was also the winning pitcher.

Aledo threw three pitchers - Ryan Talley, Calvin Loftis and Ryan Conn - and all three worked in the fourth inning. Talley started and took the loss for Aledo.

Conn threw the final 3 1/3 innings, allowing a run on one hit while striking out five. The senior retired the first seven batters he faced.

The Bearcats scored a pair of runs in the sixth to cut the lead to 10-5. Junior centerfielder Rylan Riney ripped a double to drive in Austin Lawler, and Riney scored three batters later on a double by Matthew Bishop.

Azle added a run in the top of the seventh to close the scoring.

The Bearcats - 7-3 in 6-4A - will continue district play at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 17, at Saginaw.

For more on both games, and for comments from Ladycats head coach Jeff Lemons and Bearcats skipper Ryan McCurley, please see the April 16 issue of The Community News.


This article never mentions

April 15, 2010 by mrsmervine1, 4 years 50 weeks ago
Comment: 17

This article never mentions that this pitcher hit 2 batters then walked in the go ahead run for Azle with a wild pitch. Aledo has 3 other pitchers that are very successful but Coach Lemons refuses to use them. They do not match this pitchers walks and HBP. I asked that you play fair and match the walks and HBP accordingly. It is usually 3 - 10 by this pitcher. Aledo is winning by the bats. When it comes to serious playoff time, this will not be a successful strategy. Unfortunately, this appears to be purely politics. Aledo has much more experienced and successful pitchers then what he is currently utilizing. It is sad for those that deserve more.

Sports Calendar

Thursday, April 2

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Cleburne

  • Aledo Ladycats at Joshua, Varsity 5:30 pm and JV 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Burleson Hughes at Burleson High School, 4:30 pm

Friday, April 3

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Granbury at AHS Baseball Field, JV 5:00 pm and Varsity 7:30 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Granbury, 5:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, April 6

  • Aledo Bearcats JV at Cleburne, 6:00 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen vs. Cleburne at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm. *District Game

Tuesday, April 7

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats Varsity Black and Orange at District 8-5A Golf Tournament at Squaw Valley Golf Course, Glen Rose.

  • Aledo Middle School at District, Hall

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Burleson Centennial at AHS Softball Field, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Cleburne, 7:00 pm. *District Game

Thursday, April 9

  • Aledo Varsity at District Tournament at TCU, all day

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Burleson Kerr at Aledo High School, 4:30 pm

Friday, April 10

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Chisholm Trail

  • Aledo Bearcats at Joshua, JV 5:00 pm and Varsity 7:30 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats vs. Joshua at AHS Baseball Field, 5:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats at Everman, Varsity 5:30 pm and JV 7:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, April 13

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Hall at Weatherford 9th Grade Center, 4:30 pm

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