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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 27 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, October 23

  • AHS at District Meet, Cleburne High School, 1501 Harlin Drive, Cleburne, Texas, 76035, 10:00 a.m.

  • Aledo Middle School at Weatherford Hall;
    7,8 C - 5:00;
    7,8 B - 6:00;
    7,8 A - 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are subject to change. The lengths of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • Trinity Christian Academy JV vs. Victory Christian at Aledo Middle School, 6:30 p.m., *District Game

Friday, October 24

  • AHS at Burleson;
    Varsity, 5:30 p.m.;
    JV, 6:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 6:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 5:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy vs. Nazarene at Aledo Middle School;
    JH, 5:30 p.m.;
    Varsity, 7:30 p.m.
    *District Games

  • AHS Varsity at Burleson, 7:30 p.m.

Monday, October 27

  • AHS Varsity Boys Orange at Maypearl Varsity Tournament, Mansfield National, 8:30 a.m.

Tuesday, October 28

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Weatherford Hall MS at Aledo MS;
    7C, 5:00;
    7B, 6:00;
    7A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • Aledo Middle School at Weatherford Hall MS;
    8C, 5:00;
    8B, 6:00;
    8A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • AHS vs. Burleson Centennial at Aledo, Parent Night;
    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.;
    JV, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 30

  • Aledo Middle School at Brewer, Brewer High School

  • Aledo Middle School at Stephenville Henderson J.H.;
    7B, 8C - 5:00;
    7C, 8B - 6:00;
    7A, 8A - 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are subject to change. The lengths of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

Friday, October 31

  • AHS Varsity vs. Granbury at Aledo Bearcat Stadium, Football Senior Parent Night, 7:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy Varsity at Newman International, 7:30 p.m. *District Game

Tuesday, November 4

  • AHS Varsity Girls Orange at Wichita Falls Varsity Tournament, Canyon West, 9:00 a.m.

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