It was a “chilling” defeat in last nights non-conference away game against the Mansfield Lady Tigers. It took the Hackett Lady Hornets awhile to get warmed up but once they did, they stole the show.
All was quiet on the field until the fifth and sixth innings when Hackett landed two runs. The game picked up speed in the seventh inning when the Lady Tigers brought in five runs to the Lady Hornets three, tying the score 5-5. Hackett was determined to steal the win from Mansfield and they did just that. Locking the Lady Tigers out of their cage, the Lady Hornets dominated the eighth inning with four runs and ended the game with a 9-5 win.
Pitching for the Lady Hornets was sophomore Kayla Richardson. She threw out 110 pitches while striking out five of the 36 batters she faced. Delivering more runs than Forrest Gump was Shayla Foster with three, Kayla Richardson with two, and Madeline Freeman, Madi Taylor, Sarah White, and Emma Infalt with one each.
Pounding out the hits faster than the music industry’s chart-toppers was Kayla Richardson with three, two of those being doubles, Madi Taylor with three, one being a double, Shayla Foster with two, one of which was a home run, Madeline Freeman with two, and Sarah White and Emma Infalt with one each.
Next up for the (1-1) Hackett Lady Hornets, they will stay home and face the Danville Lady Little Johns on Thursday, March 7 at 4:30 p.m.