That’s what the Durant Lady Lions must of felt like when the their come back from behind rally was stopped and cancelled due to weather in the top of seventh inning yesterday.
The Lady Lions were trailing 3-4 against McAlester when thunder storms loaded with lighting came through area to stop play. However, it wasn’t just the weather that cost them the game, untimely errors play a big part. “The error bug bit us.” said head coach Aaron Mullens, “It was a zero-to-zero ball game until the fifth inning, then we had a miscue. And it kind of snowballed from there. Then we had some bad luck with the weather.”
Senior Kailyn Ward stepped into the pitcher’s circle for the Lady Lions and recorded six strike-outs and kept batters at bay until the fifth inning and the Durant bats came alive a little to late.
Both teams pitchers shut down batters through out the game. Then in the top of the fifth, McAlester drew first blood. With a runner on base, a bunt was put down and Ward threw a wayward ball to first base for a error and the base runner scored. Then three more runners would cross home plate that gave McAlester a 4-0 lead. However, the Lady Lions answered back.
In the bottom half of the sixth inning the Lady Lions batters found their groove and cut the lead to one, 4-3.
Katheryn Prentice got things started after she blasted a grounder into the infield, but out ran the play and was safe at first base. Then Katie Caraway and Kenzi Clapp got on to load the bases for Colby Holder. Holder would hit a SAC RBI fielder’s choice and was out at first, but it got the Lady Lions on the score board. Then Ward helped out her own cause and smashed a two RBI double into the out field that cut into the McAlester’s, 4-3.
But that’s where it ended. Bad weather rolled in the top of the seventh inning to stop a possible come back.