Athens’ offense struggles in two home losses to Grand Saline
ATHENS–The Athens Lady Hornets dropped their home doubleheader against Grand Saline Feb. 26.
Grand Saline offense exploded for five runs in the top of the second inning as they took an early 5-0 lead.
The Lady Hornets clawed out two runs in the bottom of the third inning to cut the deficit to 5-2.
Grand Saline answered with five runs in the top of the fourth inning as the Lady Hornets fell 10-2 in four innings.
The Lady Hornets picked up two runs on four hits and two errors while Grand Saline’s offense exploded for 10 runs on 13 hits and two errors.
Brooklynn Cook took the loss for the Lady Hornets on the mound, going four innings and giving up 10 runs on 13 hits.
The Lady Hornets played the role of the visitor in the second game and was unable to score in the top of the first inning.
Grand Saline answered with a four-run first inning to move ahead 4-0 early.
The Lady Hornets surrendered two more runs in the bottom of the second inning as they fell behind 6-0.
Athens finally scraped across a run in the top of the third inning to trim the deficit to 6-1.
The Lady Hornets plated two more runs in the top of the fifth inning to make it a 6-3 game.
Grand Saline added three more runs in the bottom of the fifth inning and shut down the Lady Hornets in the final two half innings to take a 9-3 victory.
Grand Saline plated nine runs on eight hits and three errors.
The Lady Hornets scored three runs on eight hits and struggled in the field with six errors.
Lindzey Roberts led the way for the Lady Hornets with three hits in the game.
Cook took the loss for the Lady Hornets as she went 4.2 innings on the mound with one strikeout.
Kenzie Hair came on in relief, going 1.1 innings on the mound with two strikeouts.
The losses drop the Lady Hornets to 3-8 overall on the 2019 season.
The Lady Hornets look to get back on the right track as they head out on the road for tournament play as they travel to Frankston February 28 through March 2.