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Lady Yellow Jackets suffer season-ending loss to Lady Bulldogs in game 3

Enterprise ties series in game two with 5-1 win over Enterprise-Clarke

With their season on the line and a win needed to force game three, the Enterprise Lady Yellow Jackets rose to the task, as they beat Enterprise-Clarke 5-1 Thursday night to tie up the series.

With the game tied one-all after two full innings, the Lady Yellow Jackets’ bats came to life as they built up momentum and kept the Lady Bulldogs from scoring for the rest of the game. A three-run fourth inning secured the win for the Lady Yellow Jackets.

“We came out strong from the beginning,” Lady Yellow Jackets coach Tylor King said. “We focused in and fought really hard. Our defense was there to back Carlee up and our bats came to life. I thought we did really good as a team.”

The Lady Bulldogs struck first in their half of the second as Faith Guy led off with a single into shallow left field and would later score on an error. The Lady Yellow Jackets limited the Lady Bulldogs to just the one run as they produced a ground ball out to short top Abby Richardson.

The Lady Yellow Jackets tied up the game in their half of the second. Kaylie Burgess notched a two-out, line-drive single into shallow center field, and later scored on a wild pitch that got past the Lady Bulldogs catcher.

The Enterprise girls took the lead in the bottom of the third. Caley Cangemi led off with a single into right field. Carlee Nations broke the tie on her RBI double into deep right field.

Adding three runs in the fourth inning, the Lady Yellow Jackets stayed in command of the game. Lauran Gartman led off with a single. Kaylie Burgess worked the count and ended up being hit by a pitch. Belle Porter followed with a single, loading up the bases. Batting with no outs and the bases loaded, Morgan Smith notched a hard hit two-run RBI single.

The Lady Bulldogs managed to get two outs after the single, one on a fielder’s choice and the other on a ground out, but saw the bases reloaded when Carly Polk drew a walk.  The Lady Yellow Jackets would score their final run as Abby Richardson was walked.

With help from her defense, Lady Yellow Jackets pitcher Carlee Nations kept the Lady Bulldogs off the scoreboard for the rest of the game.

 

Lady Yellow Jackets suffer season-ending loss to Lady Bulldogs in game 3

Although their season ended Thursday night with a 6-1 loss in game three of the MHSAA 2A playoffs to the Lady Bulldogs, the Lady Yellow Jackets have nothing to be ashamed of.

As defending Region 7-2A champions, the Lady Yellow Jackets went perfect, going 6-0, in a tough region to pick up their second Region 7-2A championship.

In a tied series, the Lady Yellow Jackets weren’t able to carry the momentum over from game two into game three. The Lady Bulldogs, however, found momentum early and never lost it, as they scored a total of six runs in the course of three innings.

“Enterprise-Clark are a really good team and you can’t take anything away from them,” Lady Yellow Jackets coach Tylor King said. “They’re going to battle and push you and ended up hitting the ball. We had some calls not go our way in the game. We just came up a little short in the game.”

“I thought we had a really good season,” he said. “We had four really good seniors. They did everything we asked of them. We’re proud of them. It’s been a blessing for me to coach these girls this year and they have taught me so much.”

After a scoreless first inning, the Lady Bulldogs would strike first, scoring two runs. With two outs, Lady Bulldogs Kaitlyn Stroud stepped up to the plate and singled into left field. Sydney Goodman brought home Stroud on an RBI triple, and later would cross home plate on a pitch that got past Lady Yellow Jackets catcher. The Lady Yellow Jackets limited the Lady Bulldogs to the two runs as Lady Yellow Jackets pitcher Carlee Nations caught a pop-up.

The Lady Yellow Jackets scored their only run in their half of the second. Leading off the inning, Jana Nations took matters into her hands, hitting a single, and making her way to third base as the Lady Bulldogs acted like they were confused on what to do with the ball. With two outs, Nations would score on a pitch that passed up the Lady Bulldogs catcher. The Lady Bulldogs held onto the lead, getting a pop-up at first base.

The Lady Bulldogs continued their momentum in the top half of the third, as Maycee Knight hammered a one-out home run over the centerfield wall. Hanna Herrington, working the count, drew a walk, setting up Faith Guy for a two-out RBI single.

The Lady Yellow Jackets tried to close up the gap in the bottom half of the third, as Caley Cangemi drew a one-out walk. Carly Polk followed with a line-drive single that made its way past short stop. The Lady Bulldogs stranded the runners getting the next two outs.

The Lady Bulldogs continued the separation in their half of the fourth, bringing in two more runs.  Working the count, Talena Satcher drew a two-out walk. Haley Stockman followed with a single into shallow center field. They scored off of an RBI single into shallow center and finished the scoring as they were able to cross home plate before the tag out was applied in a rundown between first and second base.

The Lady Bulldogs went on to win the game by a final score of 6-1, ending the Lady Yellow Jackets season.

The Lady Yellow Jackets finished with a 13-9 overall record and a perfect 6-0 in Region 7-2A.