Ladycats come up short in back-and-forth Fairfield game


Ladycats third baseman McKenzie Bain lays down a bunt in early action of Mexia’s game against the Fairfield Lady Eagles Tuesday afternoon. Mexia News photo/Stephen R. Farris

Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
Cheyenne Thompson blasted a three-run homer high over the right centerfield fence to give the Mexia Ladycats a 4-1 lead in the top of the second, but the Fairfield Lady Eagles kept chipping away and eventually pulled out an 8-7 win in the last inning of Tuesday afternoon’s district opener.
Mexia scored the majority of their runs in the first four innings and held a 5-1 lead going into the bottom of the fourth.
Fairfield’s Caitlyn Stone, who drew a walk to lead off the inning, scored on Kayla Mitchell’s triple to centerfield. Mitchell ended up staying at third the rest of the inning after a great play was made by the Ladycats left fielder, Tyzane Williams, who made a running catch on a blooper over shortstop for an out and pitcher Dashia Forge got two Lady Eagle batters at the plate on strikeouts to end the inning.
Fairfield ended up tying the game in the bottom of the fifth with two outs.

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