Lady Wildcats drop game one
by Donell Maxie
Apr 30, 2013 | 601 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Cleveland High's Ferris Love Capocaccia slides in home safely under the tag during second round 4A playoff action Friday at home against Lewisburg. Cleveland High lost the game 10-5.
Cleveland High's Ferris Love Capocaccia slides in home safely under the tag during second round 4A playoff action Friday at home against Lewisburg. Cleveland High lost the game 10-5.
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The Cleveland High Lady Wildcats got off to a rocky start to their series with the Lewisburg Lady Patriots as they dropped game one Friday 10-5 in the first game of a best of three series in the second round of the 4A State Fast Pitch Softball Playoffs.

The second game schedule for Saturday was rained out and rescheduled for 5 p.m. Monday in Olive Branch.

In game one the Lady Wildcats were able to score first with two outs on the board in the bottom of the first as Megan Skelton scored from third off a throwing error by Lewisburg to first base.

The Lady Patriots tied the score at 1-1 in the top of the third when Clarie Johnson hit a triple and later scored off an RBI single from Rachel Johnson.

The Lady Wildcats managed to get back on track in the bottom of the third they scored two runs in the inning for a 3-1 lead.

Lewisburg added a run in the top of the fourth for a 3-2 game.

In the bottom of the fourth the Lady Patriots defense stepped up and retired the next three batters in order to end the inning.

That momentum continued in the top of the fifth as Lewisburg stroked five hits and scored three runs, including a two-run double from Sierra Anderson to take a 5-3 lead over Cleveland.

The Lady Wildcats' woes continued in the bottom of the fifth as Skelton and Regan Walker both grounded out for the first two outs of the inning. Ferris Love Capocaccia reached base on a throwing error, but Lauren Ashley Collins grounded out on the next at bat to end the inning.

The Lady Patriots scored three runs in the sixth and two in the seventh to take a 10-3 lead.

In bottom of the inning the Lady Wildcats tried to make something happen when Kellie Cummins reached first base on a walk and then Taylor followed with a RBI triple for a 10-4 game.

Skelton grounded out on the next at bat, but Walker followed with a RBI double to score Collins for a 10-5 game. Capocaccia struck out for the team's second out and which brought Lauren Ashley to the plate.

With a runner on second base, Lauren Ashley hit the ball hard through the infield, but the game ended when the runner on second interfered with a Lewisburg players chance of making a play on the ball which gave Cleveland there third out of the inning to end the ball game.