The Tri Lady Titans split a double header with Centerville at Lady Titan Softball field on a beautiful Saturday morning. In the first game it took 8 innings to complete and Centerville came out on top 4-3. It was a back and forth ball game with Tri taking the early 2-0 lead in the third inning. Centerville scored one run in the 4th and two in the fifth to take a 3-2 lead going into the 7th inning. Tri tied the game with a run in the bottom half of the inning to send the game to extra innings. Centerville was able to plate a run in the eighth and hold the Titans in the bottom of the inning to secure to conference win.
In that third inning, Chloe Gentry got a one out walk and advanced to third on a Cheyenne Gentry single. The center fielder miss handled to ball allowing Lee to go to second. Kaley Harrison then hit a two RBI single to left field giving Tri the early 2-0 lead. Centerville then answered with a run in the fourth and two runs in the fifth to take the late game lead.
Tri came to the plate with their last at bat down one run. Freshman Cayla Claar led the inning off with a single up the middle. Chloe Gentry then hit a double to left center field to put runners at second and third. Cheyenne Lee hit a hard shot between third and short scoring Claar. With runners at first and third, Cheyenne Lee stole second and Kaley Harrison was intentionally walked to load the bases. The next Titan batter struck out leaving bases loaded with one out. Tri then attempted the suicide squeeze but the pitcher was just able to get the bunt to the catcher for the second out. The next Titan popped out sending the game to extra innings where Centerville was able to plate a run and win the game.
In the second game Tri bounced back to win 4-1. Tri led the scoring off with one run in the second inning. Taylor Craft hit a single and advanced third on a Kennedy Peggs single. With runners on the corners, Peggs stole second but Craft got picked off breaking for the plate. Zoie Prince then hit the ball to short where the shortstop made a throwing error allowing Peggs to score. In the third Tri scored a run when Chloe Gentry led off with a single and was knocked in on a single by Kaley Harrison to give Tri a 2-0 lead.
In the fourth Peggs got a one out single and advanced to second on the ball trickling away from the outfielder. She scored on a Cayla Claar single to give Tri a 3-0 lead going into the sixth. In the sixth the Titans got an insurance run when Maleah Hewitt got a one out infield single. Claar sacrificed her to second base with a bunt and Chloe Gentry hit her in with a double to left center field. Centerville scored in the top of the seventh before Gentry and the Titan defense shut the Bulldogs down.