Pictured is #7 Harlie Fuller
Things were over before the fat lady could sing in Monday nights over the top softball match-up between the Mansfield Lady Tigers and the Acorn Lady Tigers. Sitting tied 2-2 in the bottom of the third inning, by the time Acorn knew what was happening, Mansfield had taken off, ending the game with a winning score of 10-2. Pitching for the Lady Tigers and holding off Acorn, was freshman powerhouse, Alyson Edwards. Edwards went seven innings facing 27 batters with 95 pitches striking out 11.
After Acorn scored the first run to open the game, Mansfield’s Chloe Creekmore hit a fly ball that reached an error by an Acorn right fielder allowing Alyson Edwards to land her first run of the night in the bottom of the first inning. The Mansfield Lady Tigers tied things up in the bottom of the third when Kiara Thomas landed her first of two runs. From there on out it was nothin’ but the Mansfield dirt show as the Lady Tigers plucked Acorn like a bad apple.
In the fifth and sixth innings, Mansfield lived out the Wizard of Oz motto “There’s No Place Like Home”. Brooklyn Adams got the scoreboard moving with a run shortly followed by scores delivered by Serenity Brunson and Chloe Creekmore thanks to a triple by Hailey Walker. Natalie Allison slid into action with a score to open the bottom of the sixth trailed by Adams’ second run of the evening. With the score sitting at 7-2 Mansfield, the Lady Tigers got the fans on their feet as Skylynn Harris doubled on a line drive to center field bringing Thomas, Edwards, and Creekmore home. The Lady Tigers will batter up again on Thursday, April 1 against the Magazine Lady Rattlers.