The Lexington Bulldog softball team came up short in the district softball tournament last week against Lindsay.
The Lady Bulldogs won game one 2-1 over the Leopardettes.
Cassie Bennett picked up the win for the Lady ‘Dawgs throwing all seven innings.
Bethanie Sullivan was the only Lexington batter to get a hit, finishing 2-4. Tia Parker scored both Lexington runs.
Bennett helped out her own cause driving in one run for the Lady Bulldogs.
Lexington grabbed an early 1-0 lead in the first inning on a Sullivan single to plate Parker.
Lindsay tied the score at one in the fourth inning but gave up the winning run in the fifth on a passed ball.
Lindsay clipped Lexington 2-0 in game two.
The Lady Bulldogs were only able to come up with two hits in the loss.
“We played extremely well defensivley. It was a dual between pitching and defense all day and I was very proud of the way we fought,” head coach Hillary Price said.
“Lindsay is a good team and are well coached so I knew it would be a battle.”
Lexington’s season came to a close in game three in a 3-1 loss to Lindsay, who advanced.
“Most of our trouble came from base-running mistakes and not being able to get base hits. Lindsay’s pitcher was tough and we struggled the entire tournament. Our defense remained solid but in the end it just wasn’t enough,” Price said.
“I was proud of my girls for fighting for it. They didn’t make any game easy for Lindsay to win. I was sad for our seniors having to go out after such a hard fought battle. They deserved to go farther.”
Lexington ended the season with a record of 15-15.
Last Monday in the Lady Bulldogs’ final tuneup prior to distirct play they hammered Dibble 13-1.
Bennett led Lexington in the circle and at the plate driving in four runs on four hits with singles in the first, second, third and fourth innings.
Lexington scored eight first-inning runs to set the tone.
“We played really well against Dibble. Everyone hit the ball hard,” Price said.