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Jacqui Nickell
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The Middle School softball team overcame a 6-2 deficit in the final inning to defeat Calvary Christian 7-6 and improve to 1-1 on the season.  After giving up a double in the first inning, pitcher Katie Crum settled in to record a strike out and an assist on a grounder for the first two outs of the inning. The next Calvary batter hit a grounder to Madeline Jones at short stop who fired it to Harper Khun at first base for the last out of the inning.
 
Catcher Addie Tuttle singled in the bottom of the first followed by a double by Harper that sent Addie to third. Emma Bassman followed that up with a walk which loaded the bases for Leonie Khan. Leonie singled up the middle which scored Addie to tie the game. The Calvary pitcher walked another run in and sent Lakehill into the second inning leading 2-1.
 
Lakehill had a rough start to the second inning allowing 2 hits and 2 walks, but the defense settled in capped by Harper fielding a grounder and beating the Calvary runner to 2nd base for the 3rd out, but falling behind on the scoreboard 4-2.
 
Calvary stretched their lead to 6-2 in the top of the third inning, but that was all they would get. Lakehill had a terrific defensive sequence as Madeline fielded a ground ball at second base and threw the runner out at first.  The throwback to the mound went past the pitcher, but the overthrow was fielded by Emma who fired the ball to catcher Allison Majors who tagged the runner attempting to score from third base out at home.
 
In their final at bat, Lakehill hitters showed great patience drawing two walks to put runners on first and second base. Madeline then lined a triple to right-center field that plated both base runners. Harper followed up with a single that scored Madeline to tighten the game at 6-5. Lakehill pushed across another run to tie the game 6-6 when Katie hit a walk-off single to score Emma and seal the 7-6 victory for Lakehill.
 
Katie and Elisa did a great job pitching and the Lakehill bats came alive at the right time. 
 
The Middle School team closes the season with a home and home series against McKinney Christian.  They play at McKinney Christian Tuesday, April 20th at 5 pm followed by a home game on Thursday, April 22nd at 5 pm.
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