Lady Indians still in hunt for district title
Comanche’s Caity Blair showed some senior leadership leading the Lady Indians to a big 4-2 win at Lindsay last Tuesday.
The Leopardettes and Lady Indians were tied atop the district standings heading into the game the day before. Lindsay won that game to gain sole possession of first place. A win on Tuesday by the Leopardettes would have given them a big advantage over Comanche for the district championship with just a handful of district games remaining.
Blair, though, went 3-for-4 and drove in two of the Lady Indians’ four runs and also scored a run to lead her team to a split in the series. By virtue of playing more district games, Lindsay is in first place with a 7-1 record in district and Comanche was 5-1 heading into Tuesday’s doubleheader against Marietta.
Lindsay put up two runs in the bottom of the first inning, but it would be all the runs they would get the rest of the game as pitcher Kamry Rendon and the defense shutout the Leopardettes the rest of the way.
Comanche scored a run each in the second and third innings to tie the game. Blair scored on an RBI single by Jentry Whaley in the second inning. In the third, Brighton O’Connor walked and scored two batters later on a single by Mykayla Slovak.
Blair would then deliver an RBI double in the top of the fifth to give the Lady Indians the lead. With two outs, Gracee Miller was hit by a pitch. She stole second and then scored on Blair’s double. Comanche added an insurance run in the top of the seventh when Blair drove home Slovak, who had reached on an error earlier in the inning.
Rendon threw a complete game, giving up eight hits, two earned runs, a walk and struck out one.
Blair was the only Comanche player with a multi-hit game. Slovak was 1-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI and Whaley went 1-for-4 with an RBI.
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