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Honey Grove Lady Warriors win series opener in extra innings
By Allen Rich
May 11, 2019
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Bells, Texas -- The Tom Bean Lady Cats had a big lead in this Region II-2A quarterfinal contest, but late-inning heroics by the Honey Grove Lady Warriors would eventually give Honey Grove a win in the bottom of the ninth inning.
 
It was Honey Grove starting the scoring in the bottom of the first frame when a throwing error by Tom Bean and a passed ball gave the Lady Warriors a 2-0 lead.
 
Tom Bean tallied the next nine runs by scoring six runs in the top of the second, adding a run in the fourth and tacking on two more runs in the top of the sixth stanza to go up 9-2.
 
Honey Grove began closing in by scoring five runs in the bottom of the sixth to trim Tom Bean's lead to 9-7.
 
With two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning and trailing by two runs, Maura Odea came through with a game-saving hit that scored two runs and sent the game into extra innings.
 
In the top of the eighth, Tom Bean plated a pair of runners to go up 11-9.
 
With two outs in the bottom half of the frame, this time it was Tylar Lane with a two-out, game-saving hit that scored two runs and left the teams all knotted up at 11-11 going into the ninth inning.
 
Honey Grove held Tom Bean scoreless in the top of the ninth and, with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, Maddie Cason came up with the game-winning hit in the gap to give the Lady Warriors a wild 12-11 victory in the series opener.
 
Maddie Cason pitched the final 6.2 innings and limited Tom Bean to three hits to get the win.
 
Game two will be in Anna starting at 11:00 a.m. If needed, game three will follow at 1:00 p.m.
 










 
TB .  0 . 6 . 0 . 1 . 0 . 2 . 0 . 2 . 0 .  11
HG . 2 . 0 . 0 . 0 . 0 . 5 . 2 . 2 . 1 .  12

         R .   H .  E
TB .   11 .  7 .  4
HG .  12 . 11    5

Honey Grove
M. Cason .  2-4, 3 R, Rbi, 2 BB, 2 SB
M. Johnson . 2-6, R
T. Lane . 2-4, 3 R, Rbi, 2 BB, 2 SB
M. Odea . 1-3, 2 R, 2 Rbi, 3 BB
C. Pruitt .  2-5, R, Rbi, BB
G. Lane . 2-6, Rbi

B Cason . 2.1 IP, 4 H, 6 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 4 Ks
M. Cason . 6.2 IP, 3 H, 5 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 5 Ks  Win

Tom Bean
Williams . 2-5, 3 R, 2 Rbi
Pennell . 1-5, 3 R
Farrer . 3-5, R, Rbi
Reynolds . 1-3, R, 2 Rbi

Bailey . 9 IP, 11 H, 12 R, 8 ER, 16 BB, 8 Ks