Lady Tigers fall short in offensive slugfest
Photo by David Kapitan
The Wills Point Lady Tigers were scheduled to begin district play with games against Emory Rains March 14 and Canton March 15.
Friday night's game between the Wills Point Lady Tigers and Leonard Lady Tigers was not for the faint of heart with the two teams combined for 31 runs, 20 hits, 21 walks and 17 errors in a back and forth affair that spanned eight innings in non-district play.
In the end, 14 runs by Wills Point over the game's final five innings would not be enough as Leonard prevailed in a 16-15 marathon.
Wills Point found itself in a hole early as Leonard plated three runs in the top of the first inning for a 3-0 lead.
Wills Point cut the Leonard deficit down to two with a run in the bottom of the second inning on an Adrianna Holland single and three passed balls.
Leonard re-established a three runs lead with one in the third, and expanded their advantage with two more in the top of the fourth to build a 6-1 lead.