Lady Topper break division with win
Despite a lackluster beginning, the Lady Toppers snagged their first division win in style.
“A slow start,” said coach Jeffrey Mann. “They finally got hot and a very good finish.”
The Lady Bulldogs lit up the scoreboard first with three runs in the bottom of the first inning and added two in the second for a 5-1 lead, but the Lady Toppers hit their groove in the bottom of the frame.
Quaneshia Pratt led off with a single past shortstop and Josie Anderson singled to keep the momentum going. Back-to-back doubles by Alexis McShan and Scarlett Doss set up two RBIs and the Lady Toppers closed the inning down by one.
The Houston girls bats stayed hot in the bottom of the third and fourth, stretching their lead to 11-5.
In the fifth, Talaja Echoles hit her signature homer over left center, plating three runs and ending the game with a division win.
“Not a great start, but not a bad start either,” Mann said. “We’ve got to work on making those simple plays.”
The Houston girls were scheduled to travel to Shannon for their second division game Tuesday and will host tournament on the home field Saturday.
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