News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE Breauna Corley played long-ball again, knocking one out of the park in Friday night's loss to DeSoto.
published: Sunday, March 10, 2013
Bulldogs too much for Lady Dragons
By ALEX COYNE
LAKE PLACID - The Lady Dragons finished off their last game before Spring Break Friday night with a loss under the DeSoto Bulldogs, 15-7.
Both teams put numbers on the board early, but DeSoto would outscore Lake Placid in the later innings to clinch the win.
When the first Bulldog batter was walked and immediately caught stealing second base, hopes were high for the Dragon defense.
When the next batter earned a base hit and two stolen bases, she was brought home to earn the only DeSoto run of the inning.
Laine Weber-Callahan started things off for the Dragons with a base hit and two stolen bases.
After two strikeouts, her sister, Annie Weber-Callahan would bring her home with a base hit of her own.
As Annie made her way around the bases, a tag out sliding home ended the first inning in a tie ball game, 1-1.
As the second inning played out, Lake Placid would only allow one DeSoto run.
Three quick outs by the Bulldog defense left the Dragons scoreless in the second, leaving them down 2-1.
In the third a DeSoto runner on first took advantage of an overthrow and made her way around the bases for the third run of the night for the visitors.
With runners on second and third, Taylor Test caught a fly ball at shortstop to end the inning.
Two quick outs in the bottom of the third inning left Lake Placid with no base runners and two outs.
But Breauna Corley stepped up for the Dragons and blasted a home run over the left-field fence.
The team celebrated at home plate as Corley's home run brought them within one run going into the fourth inning, down 3-2.
The Bulldogs would expand their lead in the top of the fourth, however, when they scored four runs and allowed none for the Dragons, making it a 7-2 game.
Courtney Delaney relieved starting pitcher Holly Krett in the fifth inning.
With the bases loaded and a line drive to right field, a DeSoto runner got herself in a pickle between first and second base.
She was tagged out, but two of her teammates made it home in the midst of the adrenaline-rushing rundown.
The Bulldogs earned two more runs before a pop fly caught by Laine Weber-Callahan at third base would break the streak.
Lake Placid went on a run of their own in the bottom of the fifth inning.
A single by Laine Weber-Callahan, a double by Corley along with an RBI, and a single by Annie Weber-Callahan, with an RBI of her own, would start the inning off well for the Dragons.
A single by Delaney, a walk for Huber and a double by Test would give Lake Placid four runs before the inning was closed on a caught pop fly at third.
Hopes for a comeback were high with the sixth inning arriving, and the Dragons down 11-6.
Lake Placid found themselves in the top of the sixth with two outs and two runners on base.
But a three-run home run over center field increased the Bulldog lead to 14-6.
In need of a high-scoring inning, the Lade Dragons fell short in the bottom of the sixth, earning one run when Laine Weber-Callahan was brought in by Delaney's base hit.
With the pressure on and hopes still high, the Dragon defense stepped up in the top of the seventh inning, only allowing one run, and the Lady Dragons would take the plate down 15-7.
In need of a rally, the Dragons fell short when they were left scoreless in the seventh, and the girls lined up to shake hands.
The Lady Dragons will pick back up after Spring Break with a road date against district foe Mulberry on Tuesday, March 19.
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