By Jesse Lamar
LYNN - After claiming first place in
the tournament they hosted last weekend, the Lynn Lady Bears came
out and defeated the Dora Bulldogs 11-1 on Tuesday, March 4.
Behind the arm of Mack Tidwell, the Lady Bears
shut down the Bulldogs offense early in the game. Lynn started the game
on defense allowing a single run to come across home plate giving Dora
the only point they would score all night.
Reagan Tittle was the first Bear to come to the
batter’s box, and was sent back before she could make it to first
base after a ground ball that rolled to third base. Brooklyn Beck was
the second to come to bat, and after four balls, she took her base on a
walk. Tiffany Self hit a line drive that was good for a double,
advancing Beck to first. Holly Murray with a slap bunt made her way to
first base, but in the process Beck was tagged out at home base. With
two on and two out,s Emma Easley took the batter’s box. Easley
was also walked, loading the bases for the Lady Bears. Brooke Harris
smashed a pitch deep into the outfield, bringing Murray and Self
across, giving the Bears a 2-1 lead. The Bears added another run after
a pitching error allowed Easley to steal home. The Lady Bears final out
came off a pop fly.
Self gave the Bulldogs their first out, snagging
a line drive deep in the right field. Dora found their second out after
a runner was tagged out at first. Allowing a walk, the Bulldogs had one
on with two outs. Teamwork between Kelci McGough and Tittle gave Dora
their third out after catching a runner before she reached second base.
The Lady Bears were unable to get anything
rolling in the bottom of the second, quickly picking up three outs
after a single from Tittle and a walk from Beck. Tidwell stayed at the
pitching position for the entire game. A triple play from the Lynn
defense in the top of the third brought the Lynn offense back to the
Easley got things rolling for the Lady Bears
during the bottom of the third, with a double. Harris was caught out
followed up with a sacrifice bunt from Murray. An RBI from Self added
another for the Bears. Tidwell was tagged out at first, giving
Lynn three outs.
Kyndra Richard also snagged a line drive,
giving Dora their first out of the fourth inning. The second out
came off a grounder that beat the runner to first for a easy tag.
Tidwell allowed another walk letting Dora get one on with two outs.
McGough showed alertness catching a foul ball that went straight up to
give the Bulldogs their final out.
Tittle hit a single to get things rolling in the
bottom of the fourth. Beck, again, took base after four balls. Self hit
a ball deep into right field that was caught but allowed Tittle enough
time to come across home plate. Murray and Easley both swung for RBIs
giving Lynn a 7-1 lead before picking up two more outs.
Tidwell threw for a three-up-three-down inning,
quickly returning the Lynn defense back to the dugout. In the bottom of
the fifth inning, the Bears managed to tack on 2 more runs off
Tittle’s RBI and Self’s RBI before picking up three outs.
With the Lady Bears up, Tidwell took the pitching
circle with a 9-1 lead throwing for another three and out inning.
Lynn only needed two more runs before the 10 run mercy rule would come
in effect, and with five batters visiting the batter’s box the
Bears did just that. After a single from Harris, McGough hit for a
double, bringing Harris across. Tidwell with a sacrifice bunt allowed
McGough to slide into home giving the Bears their 11-1 lead ending the