Lady Tigers defeat Skyview

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

After nearly knocking off Caldwell earlier in the week, the Mountain Home Lady Tigers returned to the win column with a win at Skyview.

Caldwell 8

Mountain Home 6

A seventh inning rally fell short for the Mountain Home Lady Tigers last Tuesday at home, as they lost to the Lady Cougars from Caldwell, 8-6, at Mountain Home.

The Lady Tigers had overcome a 4-0 deficit to take a 5-4 lead after three, but Caldwell regained the lead with three runs in the fourth, and led 8-5 heading into the bottom of the seventh. Mountain Home scored one, but the rally was cut short by the Lady Cougars, who held on for the 8-6 win.

"It was a tough game all around," said Mountain Home Lady Tiger softball coach Joy Memmelaar after the game. "We did make some errors, and we left some runners on that probably could have helped out, but all in all, the girls played very tough. they came back from a 4-0 deficit to tie it up and then go ahead, but then Caldwell scored a couple runs on us and we weren't able to get those back, so it was a tough game all around, but the girls played well."

Ali Hillman suffered the loss. She went the distance, striking out seven and walking six. She also had three hits at the plate and knocked in two runs.

Sammy Dodge had a triple and two RBIs. Paula Doerr had two hits and Kim Hamilton, Dani Sloderbeck and Jessica DesPres also had hits, and Michelle Reynolds and Ashley Kipp had RBIs.

Mountain Home 7

Skyview 4

A four-run second inning helped propel the Lady Tigers to a 7-4 win over Skyview last Thursday at Skyview, avenging a 10-0 loss to the Lady Hawks earlier in the season at Mountain Home.

Michelle Reynolds went the distance for the win, striking out six and walking just one. She helped out her cause with an inside-the-park home run, knocking in three runs. Dani Sloderbeck had two hits and an RBI and Kim Hamilton had a hit and two RBIs. Ashley Kipp and Brei Draper also had hits for Mountain Home.

"We left the bases loaded without scoring in the first inning, but came out swinging in the second and Michelle (Reynolds) had a nice rip," said Coach Memmelaar. "It was a very good game and the girls played well!"

The win improved the Lady Tigers to 4-6 in conference play and evened their overall record at 9-9.

Mountain Home's schedule had Bishop Kelly at home yesterday (Tuesday), and they go to Emmett tomorrow (Thursday), both games league games, and teams the Lady Tigers beat the first time around.

"With us beating them the first time, they're gong to be out for us, so we've got to be on our best game this week," said Coach Memmelaar.

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