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Lady Antlers' season ends with loss to Dripping Springs

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Posted: Friday, May 10, 2019 11:09 pm

FREDERICKSBURG — Tivy senior Alyssa Hickman blasted a three-run homer over centerfield and the Lady Antlers collectively recorded 13 hits on the night, but their season came to an end Friday at Lady Billie Field when undefeated District 25-5A champion Dripping Springs scored five runs in the seventh inning to claim a 15-9 win in Class 5A Region IV quarterfinal play.

Tivy jumped out to a 3-0 first-inning lead on Hickman’s home run, but Dripping Springs answered with two runs in the second inning and five more in the third to lead 7-3.

The Lady Antlers cut their deficit to 7-4 in the bottom of the third when Liz Twiss connected on a double to plate Marissa Medina, and trailed just 7-5 in the fourth after Medina earned an RBI on a single that scored Paige Melcher.

Dripping Springs upped its lead to 10-5 in the fifth, but Tivy wasn’t going down without a fight. Medina doubled in the Lady Antlers’ half of the frame, scoring Christy Medina and Melcher, and Hickman followed with a double to center to plate Amber Pintsch. Liz Twiss then earned an RBI on a sacrifice fly that pushed Marissa Medina across and cut Tivy’s shortfall to 10-9.

But the Lady Antlers wouldn’t get any closer. Dripping Springs rapped a series of hits and drove in five runs in the top of the seventh inning, then held Tivy scoreless in the bottom of the frame to end the game.

Hickman finished with two hits on four at-bats and drove in four runs. Marissa Medina went 3-for-3 with three RBIs, while Twiss plated two runners with two hits on four at-bats.

Lexi Perez also connected twice at the plate, and Pintsch, Hannah Delgado, Lexi Callcott and Melcher all added solo hits.

On the mound for Tivy were Kaitlyn Secor and Marissa Medina, who collectively allowed 15 hits and struck out three batters.

With Friday’s loss, Tivy ended its 2019 season with a 25-12-2 overall record.

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