Lady Miners fall to Watson Chapel

Although the first part of the game Thursday was close, eventually Watson Chapel pulled away from Bauxite.

At the end of five innings, Watson Chapel was ahead four runs, 14-8, but scored two in the sixth and six in the seventh to win 20-8.

“They won by a couple of touchdowns,” Bauxite head coach Wes Mode said. “Still, I was really pleased with our hitting, but I was disappointed in our defense.”

As a team, the Lady Miners batted 13 of 33, but committed five fielding errors behind sophomore Allie Beech, who pitched all seven innings for Bauxite, giving up 20 hits and walking eight batters.

“She was just wore out,” Mode said, “and we didn’t help her out much in the field.”

Offensively, Beech went 4-5 at the plate with three runs-batted-in. Sophomore Denise Harp was 2-3 with an RBI, and freshman Kati Daly was 3-4.

Bauxite (6-6, 1-1 4A-7) hosts De Queen at 4:30 p.m. today.

The Lady Miners and Watson Chapel were tied 1-1 after the first inning, and Watson Chapel scored four runs in the second to take a 5-1 lead.

In the third inning, Bauxite scored three tuns to make a 5-4 game.

“It was close at first,” Mode said.

Watson Chapel then scored three runs in the fourth inning, and the Lady Miners scored two, leaving the score 8-6 going into the fifth, where Watson Chapel scored four and Bauxite scored two, giving Watson Chapel a 12-8 lead.

However, the Lady Miners failed to produce another run in the sixth or seventh innings, and Watson Chapel pulled away to a 20-8 win after scoring two in the sixth and six in the seventh.