Johnson’s homer not enough for IAHS against Saltillo

By SCOTTY NICHOLS
Sports Editor

FULTON – IAHS senior Maddie Johnson stepped up and gave

Photo by Christi Abbott IAHS's Maddie Johnson waits in the on-deck circle before blasting a solo home run against Saltillo. Johnson's round-tripper was the only offense the Lady Indians could muster in a 3-1 loss to the Lady Tigers.

Photo by Christi Abbott
IAHS’s Maddie Johnson waits in the on-deck circle before blasting a solo home run against Saltillo. Johnson’s round-tripper was the only offense the Lady Indians could muster in a 3-1 loss to the Lady Tigers.

the Lady Indians an early 1-0 lead over Saltillo with a two-out, solo home run to center field but it wasn’t enough.

Johnson’s shot was the lone bright spot for the Lady Indians, as they could only muster two other base hits and committed three errors in the loss.

Meanwhile, Saltillo churned out 11 hits but could only score three runs – two of them in the top of the seventh inning.

Leading 1-0 through three innings, the Lady Indians surrendered their first run of the night when a one-out single later scored to knot the game at 1-1.

The game remained at a stalemate until the seventh inning, when the Lady Tigers managed to score two runs with two outs.

A pair of singles scored the first run, then an error allowed the second run to cross, giving Saltillo a 3-1 advantage.

The Lady Indians had a great chance to overcome the late deficit, with their 2-3-4 hitters due up in the final frame, but couldn’t find vacant spots on the field for hits.

Lilli Moore drew a leadoff walk, but Briana Moore flew out to give the Lady Indians one on and one out.

Cassidy Wood then walked to bring the potential winning run to the plate.

Johnson couldn’t duplicate her earlier at-bat, lining out hard to center field for the second out, before McKenzie Eden flew out to right to end the game.

The Lady Indians look to get back on track with a visit to Caledonia on Thursday before returning home to take on New Site next Monday.

 

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About Scotty Nichols

Graduate of THE University of Mississippi. #HottyToddy. I like sports. And BBQ.

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