Athens Review, Athens, Texas

March 30, 2013

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL: AHS Lady Hornets fall to Mineola Lady Jackets, 6-2

Joe Elerson
The Athens Review

Athens — The Athens Lady Hornets suffered a tough loss in district action with a 6-2 loss to the Mineola Ladyjackets at Peg Cain Field Friday afternoon.

With the loss, first year coach Jamie Poteete’s Lady Hornets are now 1-5 in district play, while Mineola improved to 6-0 in district play.

Lady Hornets starting pitcher Hannah Windham had a tough outing on Friday as she allowed three runs in the opening inning.

Britney Johnson led off the inning with a walk, advanced to second and third on back-to-back passed balls.

Rikkilyn Hass worked a full count and then ripped an RBI single to deep right field for the 1-0 lead.

Following back-to-back walks to Marisa Ledkins and Morgan Catron, Sster Green drove in Hass, followed by an RBI single from Manda Wilmoth for the 3-0 lead.

Hass was able to contain the Lady Hornets bats throughout the game and at one point struck out seven straight batters before Josee McNeece belted a single to break up the no-hitter.

The Lady Jackets came back in the top of the third inning with an RBI single by Green — driving in Ledkins for the 4-0 lead.

In the bottom of the fifth inning, the Lady Hornets scored their first run of the game as Sarah Red smacked a double to right field and scored from first as the ball went to the wall.

Red was able to score as the throw from McKenna Warrick went wide of second and into the outfield for the 4-1 defict.

Mineola capped off their scoring in the top of the sixth inning as Ledkins drove in Warnick with a sacrifice fly, following by an RBI single from Catron scoring Johnson for the 6-1 lead.

Athens was able to score their final run in the bottom of the inning as Krystal Davis smacked an RBI single to right field scoring Haley Durden for the 6-2 finale.

Windham suffered the loss in the circle with a complete game eight hitter. She allowed eight walks.

Red led the way at the plate for the Hornets going 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored, while Davis went 1-for-3 with an RBI.

Athens travels to Brownsboro on Thursday.