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Splendora versus Tarkington Round 2
April 9, 2014By Nate Perrone of Splendora High School
The Splendora Lady Cats went on the road tonight to face the Tarkington Lady Horns to close out the district series. The north prairie winds were hollowing but the Lady Cats were there to make a little noise of their own.
Splendora posted the first run of the night with a 2 out double by Alexa Millican bringing around Ashley "Crash" Davis. In the top of the 3rd inning the bats were a crackin' once more. With back to back to back singles by Natalie "Noot" McComber, Maadison "Hoss" Prince & Tiffany Hinkelman the bases were juiced. Brooke Millican would reach 1st base on a fielder's choice that also scored Noot from 3rd. Next up was Madison Wisenbaker who lined a bases clearing triple to right field & set the final tally of the night at 6 runs scored for the Lady Cats.
The lead proved to be enough for Brooke Millican who despite a late inning surge by Tarkington, came away with the win, along with 7 strikeouts & 0 walks. Assisting in the defensive effort was a double dip by Ashley "AP" Prince & Hinkelman. The score book will record it as an F 9-2 double play but to the fans that witnessed it...AP set herself underneath the fly ball, secured the catch & then on a frozen rope sent the ball to Hinkelman who placed the tag at home. Securing the win with the final out was Breanna Haney who hustled down the left field line to catch a qucikly dying foul ball & then put the game securely in the record books.
The Splendora Lady Cats will close out the district season at home by hosting Huffman with Senior Night festivities included. Don't miss out on the final home game of the 2014 season, come early & get your seats while they last.