Bobcats rally past Andy

Published 12:05 am Wednesday, March 8, 2017

The Andalusia Lady Bulldogs built and early lead, but the Opp Lady Bobcats rallied back in the final three innings for a 5-3 victory Tuesday night in Andalusia.

Opp got on the board first in the opening inning, when a couple of Lady Bulldog errors lead to a run.

Zariah Jones reached on catcher’s interference call and singles from Sidney Ray and Alaina Nettles loaded the bases up for the Lady Bulldogs in the bottom of the second inning.

Olivia Amerson then tied the game with a sacrifice hit to second base.

In the bottom of the fourth inning, Jones led off with a single and then Ray reached off an error.

Nettles followed with a hard hit to left field for a double that brought both Lady Bulldog runners around to score for a 3-1 Andalusia lead.

Maggie Short started off the top of the fifth inning with a walked and quickly moved around to third on steals before coming in to score on an error.

The Lady Bobcats held the Lady Bulldogs in the bottom of the fifth inning and then went back to work in the top of the sixth.

Morgan Johnson reached on a one-out single and then an error gave the Lady Bobcats runners on first and second base.

Lady Bulldogs’ starting pitcher Mary Katherine Salter then produced a ground ball for the second out of the inning.

Opp’s Short followed with a single through the infield that allowed #9 to score the game’s tying run.

Abby Cox then put the Lady Bobcats on top with an infield single that allowed Tyler Jaynes to score.

The Lady Bulldogs got a pair of two-out singles from Salter and Aaliyah Lawrence, but were unable to push across a run in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Heading in the final frame, the Lady Bobcats held a 4-3 advantage.

Leading off the top of the seventh inning, Lauren Praytor ripped a ball back up the middle and reached safely off of a throwing error.

Ariyon Hightower drew a walk before Graceanne Spears laid down a sacrifice bunt to give the Lady Bobcats runners at second and third.

Johnson then came through with a fielder’s choice that gave the Lady Bobcats a 5-3 lead.

Millie Manring started off the bottom of the seventh inning with a single to left field, but the Lady Bobcats weren’t going to give up the lead.

Graci Kidd punched out the next two batters then got a fly ball to second base to end the game.