Lady Harvesters Fall to Dumas Demonettes Tuesday


Despite a valiant comeback attempt, the Pampa Lady Harvesters fell to the Dumas Demonettes Tuesday by a score of 13-12. With the loss, and West Plains victory over Borger, there is now a three-way tie atop the standings between Pampa, Dumas, and West Plains after the first half of district play.

In the top of the first inning, Pampa would score the first run of the game when Kynleigh Kirby hit the first of her three home runs on the day, a solo shot to center field, with two outs. In the second inning, Pampa would add another run on a solo home run to center field by Cambree Dyer. Pampa would take a 2-0 lead after two innings. However, Dumas would add five runs in the bottom of the third to take a 5-2 lead. 

Pampa would fight back in the top of the fourth and score three runs to even the score at five. With one out, Dyer doubled to right center and Karina Gonzalez followed with a long home run to right center field to score two runs. After a pitching change, Cassidy Stanhope singled to center field. Michelle Gallegos advanced Stanhope to second with a sacrifice bunt. With two outs, Ytzel Zamudio was hit by a pitch, putting runners at first and second. Carsyn Hunt then delivered an RBI single to center field that scored Stanhope from second base. Pampa would hold Dumas in the bottom of the inning, and the score would be tied at five after four innings.

However, in the bottom of the fifth, Dumas would explode for seven runs to take a seemingly insurmountable seven run lead heading into the final two innings. However, Pampa would not go quietly. 

In the top of the sixth inning Pampa would add four runs to cut the deficit to three runs. With one out, Hunt drew a walk, McKinely Daniels double to left field putting runners at second and third. Kirby would then deliver her second home run of the day, a towering home three run home run to left field to score Hunt and Daniels. Briley Daniels and Dyer then had back-to-back singles putting runners on the corners with one out. Gonzalez then delivered a sacrifice fly to left field scoring Daniels from third. 

In the bottom of the sixth, Dumas would add what would become a huge insurance run to make the score 13-9 after six innings. However, the cardiac kids from Pampa were not done yet.

With two outs in the top of the seventh and with a full count, Hunt delivered a triple to center field. McKinley Daniels followed with a single to left, scoring Hunt from third base. Kirby then delivered her third home run of the game, another monster shot to left field to make it a 13-12 game. Pampa was unable to get another runner on base, and the game would end at 13-12 in favor of Dumas.

Game Stats: 

Offensively, Kirby led the way for Pampa, going 4-5, with three home runs and a single and six RBI’s. Dyer and McKinley Daniels added three hits (including the home run by Dyer), Hunt, Briley Daniels, and Stanhope each added two hits, and Gonzalez added one hit, (including the home run), and 3 RBI’s.

Overall, Pampa pounded out seventeen base hits, eight of those were for extra bases. 

Other District Action:

In other action, West Plains shut out Borger 6-0, Randall defeated Perryton 22-0 and Canyon beat Hereford 15-3. After the first half of district play, Pampa, Dumas, and West Plains sit tied for first place with a 5-2 record, Canyon and Randall are tied for fourth place at 4-3, Hereford is now in sixth place at 3-4, Borger in seventh place at 2-5 and Perryton in last place at 0-8.

Pampa will face West Plains in Amarillo Thursday at 4:30 as the second half of district play begins. In other action, Randall plays Borger, Dumas plays Canyon and Hereford plays Perryton.