Lady Bulldogs’ season ends with sting from Yellowjackets

Published 12:15 am Saturday, May 11, 2019

The Andalusia Lady Bulldogs’ season came to an end in the AHSAA Class 4A South Regional tournament on Friday in the Gulf Shores after falling to the Ashford Lady Yellowjackets 13-4.

The Lady Bulldogs went down in order in the top of the first inning.

In the bottom of the first inning, Ashford got a single to start the frame.

Sydney Arnett barrels up a pitch.
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An error by the Lady Bulldogs then allowed the first run of the game to score.

The Lady Bulldogs then committed another error that gave Ashford a 2-0 lead.

After one inning of play, Ashford was on top 3-0.

Chloe Mikel drew a walk to start the top of the second inning, but was thrown out at second on a fielder’s choice.

The Lady Yellow Jackets pushed across another run in the bottom of the second inning to take a 4-0 lead.

In the top of the third inning, M.K. Salter drew a two-out walk off the Lady Bulldogs.

Salter moved to second on a single from Sydney Ray.

Slater then stole third, and during the play the Ashford catcher hit the umpire with the ball trying to throw it third.

The ball got loose and Salter came around to score.

Sydney Arnett drew two-out walk and then a single from Mikel brought Ray around to score.

Raygen Clarke then tied the game when she drove home a pair of runs with a two-out single.

Ashford singled to start the bottom of the third inning and then a pair of errors by the Lady Bulldogs on one play allowed the Lady Yellow Jackets to take a 5-4 lead.

Andalusia got a few baserunners in the top of the fourth inning, but a double play ended the threat.

In the pitcher’s circle, Ray kept things close for the Lady Bulldogs as she worked a couple of strong innings.

The Lady Yellowjackets tacked more runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to take a 9-4 lead.

Ashford continued to pile on runs in the late innings as they went up 13-4 in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Salter doubled with a two outs in the top of the seventh inning.

Andalusia battled in the final frame, but couldn’t dig into the Ashford lead.