Article by Blake Franklin-
Marking the third match-up of the week against Forrest, the Lady Tigers would play them on Friday evening, May 28 for a winner-take-all game and a chance at being named state champions. Lexington fought their way out of the loser’s bracket and back into this spot after beating Forrest the game before. They would need another win to claim the state championship trophy that they had their eyes on from the beginning. In the end though, it was Forrest that would hand Lexington their second loss in the tournament and the Lady Tigers would place runner-up in Class AA softball. The final score was in favor of Forrest, 4-2.
In a pitcher’s duel again, the game was scoreless from the start through the fourth inning. Then in the fifth inning, Forrest would score first as they plated three runs that inning. Following that, in the sixth inning, Forrest would score another run to widen their lead. Lexington would look for the comeback win but came up just a bit short. The Lady Tigers would score two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning but that’s all they could score as they took the loss and runner-up trophy.
Pitching in her final game of the 2021 season, Cadey McDaniel left it all out on the field. She tossed the entire seven innings of play. McDaniel gave up ten hits, issued two walks, and struck out two as she allowed four runs. She was credited with the loss in the game.
At the plate, Lexington was led Jadyn Yarbro, Cadey McDaniel, Marley Maness, and Kyrsten Brown. Each player went 1 for 3 for the Lady Tigers. Brown and Yarbro each recorded a double, while Maness and McDaniel hit back-to-back home runs in the bottom of the…
For the complete article, see the June 2nd edition of The Lexington Progress.