Poplarville Lady Hornets end season
Published 7:00 am Tuesday, May 12, 2015
The Poplarville Lady Hornets ended their season over the weekend falling to Newton County Friday night, 9-2, and Saturday 11-0.
Friday night, first baseman Kaley Lambert had the biggest play of the game for the Hornets with a homer to center field in the bottom of the fourth inning.
The Hornets were unable to find a rhythm until the third inning. Shortstop Rakeya Travis led off with a single to right field.
However, the Hornets first run did not come until the bottom of the fourth with Lambert’s home run bringing the score to 3-1.
Travis, and outfielder Shelbie Wheat each singled in the fourth.
The Cougars added to their lead at the top of the fifth by one run making the score 4-1.
Senior shortstop Tristan Wheat was walked to first early in the fifth, and was able to score off senior pitcher Camryn Pierce’s double to center field. This made the score 4-2.
The Cougars tacked on two more runs at the top of the sixth making the score 6-2.
The Hornets were unable to get a run on the board for the remainder of the game, and three more runs by the Cougars brought the final score to 9-2.
After the loss on Friday, head coach Jonathan Ray said his team simply needed to play better on Saturday.
“We have to play harder, and we have to hit better because they are definitely going to get their runs,” said Ray.
The Lady Hornets lost to Newton County Saturday 11-0. The Hornets ended their season in the third round of the playoffs going 15-10 overall, and 7-3 in district play.