The 7-1 Pampa Lady Harvesters traveled to Amarillo on Monday to face off against the 6-2 Randall Lady Raiders with the district lead on the line. On a day when the wind was blowing out at 30 mph, it was Randall that would pull off a 13-12 victory and into a three-way tie with Pampa and Canyon, with five games to go in District 4-4A play.
With the score tied at one, Pampa would score two runs in the top of the second, when Briley Daniels hit a two-run home run, giving Pampa a 3-1 lead. It was Daniels’ first home run of the season.
However, Randall would answer in the bottom of the second and would score four runs, helped by three Pampa errors, to take a two-run lead, 5-3.
Pampa would fight back with three more runs in the top of the third inning, on a single by Kynleigh Kirby, a double by Hallie Hawthorne, and a two-run home run to center field by Maecie Hawthorne. It was Maecie’s team-leading fourth home of the season.
Randall would claw back and score four runs in the bottom of the third inning to take a 9-6 lead after three innings. Neither team would score a run in the fourth.
In the top of the fifth, Pampa would add a run on a solo home run by Hallie Hawthorne. It was Hallie’s third home run of the season and would draw Pampa to within two runs.
In the bottom of the fifth, Randall would score four more runs, making the score 13-7 after five innings.
Pampa would not go away, however, as they would score two more runs in the top of the sixth on a double by Briley Daniels, a single by McKinley Daniels, and a single by Cambree Dyer. Pampa would hold Randall to no runs in the bottom of the sixth and found themselves down 13-12 going into the last inning.
In the top of the seventh, Pampa would score three runs on a single by Cassidy Stanhope, a single by Maecie Hawthorne, and a double by Carsyn Hunt. Briley Daniels and Hunt would each score on the same wild pitch making it a one-run game, 13-12. McKinley Daniels would then reach first base on an infield single, putting the tying run at first base with one out. The magic would end there, as Randall would retire the next two batters.
Pampa cranked out 16 base hits in the game but left seven runners on base as well. Kynleigh Kirby was in the circle for Pampa giving up only five earned runs and striking out eight batters.
With the loss, Pampa moves into a three-way tie with Randall and Canyon at 7-2. Dumas is a game behind at 6-3 in fourth place. Borger is in fifth place at 3-3 (Borger’s game against Hereford was moved to Wednesday afternoon and the score was not available to press time). West Plains, Hereford, and Perryton round out the district.
Pampa will face off against Hereford on Thursday 4/6 at 4:30 at Lady Harvester Field.
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