The Mize Lady Bulldogs’ softball season came to an end on Thursday after an offensive explosion in the seventh inning powered Perry Central to a 15-5 victory to end the playoff series.
The team brought a ton of energy into Game 2, knowing they must win to stay alive after falling 2-0 at Perry Central on Tuesday. Their effort and level of intensity kept the game tightly contested for most of the evening.
Trailing by three, the Bulldogs rallied for four runs in the bottom of the third, kickstarted by Hannah Fewell who hit a double to bring in two runs. Fewell struck again in the following inning with another double and an RBI to extend the home team’s lead to 5-3.
Fewell finished the contest with three RBIs on two hits and a stolen base.
Over the next three innings, however, Perry Central took control. Three runs in the top of the fifth returned the lead to their half of the scoreboard.
The opponents then exploded for eight runs on six hits and a home run in the top of the seventh, resulting in a lopsided 15-5 final score. They racked up a total of 13 hits, and their defense committed no errors compared to six by the home team, which ultimately created too much of a barrier to overcome.
Coach Nick Lee and the Lady Bulldogs put together another successful season with a 15-11 overall record, a Region 6-2A championship, and their second consecutive trip to the second round of the playoffs.
With commitment to success in the program continuing to grow, fans have more than enough reason to anticipate another competitive and successful Mize softball season in 2019.
(Article written by Brad Crowe)