The Huntland High School Lady Hornets lost to the Eagleville High School Lady Eagles 7-4 at Moore County High School Monday in an elimination game for their district tournament.
The Lady Hornets trailed for the entire contest and a late rally fell a few runs short as they were eliminated from the district bracket to end their campaign.
The Lady Eagles scored five runs in the top of the first inning to put the Lady Hornets in a decent hole early.
Shaleigh Garner got the Lady Hornets on the board in the bottom of the third with a two-out RBI double to make it 5-1.
However, the Lady Eagles scored one run each in the fourth and sixth innings to increase the deficit to 7-1.
The Lady Hornets attempted to make a late rally which was started by an RBI fielder’s choice hit by Lexie Finchum. Hannah Daniel and Sarah Master followed with RBI hits to cut the deficit down to three runs and to bring the potential tying run to the plate.
However, that would be the end of the rally as the final out was recorded, and the Lady Hornets lost by three.
With the loss, the Lady Hornets finished their season with a record of 7-15.
Cascade 11, Lady Hornets 0
The Lady Hornets opened tournament play on Monday with an 11-0 loss to the Cascade High School Lady Champions.
The top-seeded Lady Champions scored at least one run in every inning with the Lady Hornets unable to respond as they took their first loss in the bracket.
The Lady Champions scored two runs in the opening frame to put the Lady Hornets behind early.
Ryley Brannon connected on a double in the top of the second for the lone Huntland hit of the contest, but she would not be brought in to score.
The Lady Champions scored three runs in the second inning and five in the third to push the deficit to double digits at 10-0.
The Lady Champions added one more run in the bottom of the fourth, and the Lady Hornets were unable to respond before taking the loss via the mercy rule in five innings.
With the loss, the Lady Hornets moved to 7-14 on the season.