East Union, Myrtle fall in second round

East Union and Myrtle faced tough opponents in the second round of the playoffs on Saturday, falling to Hamilton and Smithville, respectively.

The Lady Urchins were unable to hold on to its lead in the first game of its series, eventually falling 11-3.

Mallory Roberts had a double to open the game and scored on an error later in the frame. East Union extended that lead to 3-1 after the second inning, but the Lady Lions scored 10 runs over the final three innings to take the win.

Hamilton took the series, shutting out the Lady Urchins, 6-0, in game two.

The Lady Lions scored its first run in the second inning, and added on to that, scoring three in the third inning and two in the fourth after loading the bases with one out. Mallory Roberts led the Lady Urchins with two hits in the second game.

Myrtle’s season ended at home against Smithville, falling 13-1 and 2-0.

The Lady Seminoles’ offense came alive in the second inning of its 13-1 game one win. Scoring six runs on as many hits, the Lady ‘Noles had three RBI doubles in the frame. Smithville scored seven runs over the next two innings and ended the game after five innings. Myrtle’s lone run came on a bases loaded single from Emily Cook with two outs in the third.

Myrtle’s defense tightened up in game two of the series, but the Lady Seminoles advanced, winning 2-0.