The consolation title of Saturday’s Knox County softball tournament slipped away late from Scotland County as the Lady Tigers’ bats fell silent over the final three innings of a 6-4 loss to Louisiana.
The Lady Bulldogs took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first with a pair of hits and a base on balls.
Two out singles by Ashleigh Creek and Stevi See in the bottom of the frame allowed SCR-I to knot the score at 1-1. Pinch runner Haley Darcy stole third and came in to score on a throwing error.
An SCR-I error allowed Louisiana to regain the lead in the top of the second without the courtesy of a hit.
The Lady Tigers erased the 2-1 deficit with one swing of the bat in the bottom of the third when Kaylyn Anders crushed a three-run homer to plate Katie Feeney who had singled and Darcy, who was running for Creek who reached on an error.
But the 4-2 lead would not hold up. Louisiana scored two runs in the fifth, again taking advantage of two costly SCR-I fielding miscues.
Then in the sixth Lindsay blasted a two-run homer to give the Lady Bulldogs the 6-4 victory.
Creek was saddled with the loss, allowing six runs, but just one earned, on five hits while striking out five.
See was 2-3 at the plate and Anders went 1-2 with a home run and Julie Long was 1-1 with a double.
Scotland County falls to 2-4 on the season with the loss.