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Troy ends Lady Tigers’ playoff run

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WAXAHACHIE–The Malakoff Lady Tigers’ long run to the postseason came to an end April 29 against the Troy Lady Trojans at Waxahachie High School.
After falling 5-3 in game one against the Lady Trojans, the Lady Tigers fell in a tough extra-inning contest as the Lady Trojans won 13-12 in eight innings April 29.
In game one, the Lady Trojans took an early lead with a three-run third inning. Malakoff rattled off single runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth inning to tie the game 3-3.
Troy plated two late runs in the bottom of the sixth inning as they edged the Lady Tigers 5-3 to take game one.
Kelsey Boles picked up two hits for Malakoff with Addison Witram driving in one run.
Ariel Posey impressed on the mound, going six innings and striking out 11 Troy batters.
Malakoff jumped in front early in game two with two runs in the bottom of the first inning to take a 2-0 lead.
Troy went back in front with three runs in the top of the second inning before Malakoff reclaimed the lead 4-3 in the bottom half of the inning. 
After increasing their lead to 5-3, Troy plated three runs in the fourth inning to take a 6-5 lead before Malakoff tied things up with a single run in the bottom half of the fourth. 
The teams continued their offensive surges by trading two runs each in the sixth inning. 
A four-run top of the seventh inning that put Troy ahead seemed to put things out of reach with Malakoff trailing 12-8 with three outs remaining. 
The Lady Tigers would not go home quietly at they clawed four runs across in the bottom of the seventh inning to force extra innings. 
Troy plated a single run in the top of the eighth inning as they finished off Malakoff, 13-12.
Malakoff scored 12 runs on 13 hits with Troy scoring 13 runs on 10 hits. 
The Lady Tigers got three-hit efforts from Denver Starkes and Katie Crews. Starkes and Crews, along with Posey, each drove in three runs for Malakoff in their extra-inning playoff loss.
The Lady Tigers wrap up the 2021 season at 22-5-1 overall and finish as Bi-district finalists.