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Titan softball falls for first time this season

C-T Staff Report

SELMA - The Class A No. 1 Tri High School softball team dropped its first game of the year Tuesday evening on the road to a solid Class 2A Wapahani team 5-2.

The host Warriors jumped out to a early 3-0 lead and tacked on a few runs later in the game to secure the win. The Titans had opportunities throughout the contest to score runs but couldn’t get the ball to drop in for a hit.

In the top of the first inning, Tri’s Payton Moore got on with a bunt single and advanced to second on a ground ball by Lauren Bouslog but was unable score.

Wapahani got on the board with three runs in the bottom of the first. Megan Burton led off the game with a double to center field. She advanced to third on a groundout to second base. Tri got the next hitter to pop out to third. The next batter walked and then Dayton Lee hit a double to right center field to score Burton and Smith. Dacy Given had a base hit to plate Lee giving the Warriors a 3-0 lead.

Tri did not tally a run in the second or third inning and Wapahani added another run in the third to make the game 4-0. In the fourth Tri scored a run to pull to within 4-1. Lauren Bouslog led off with a single to center field. Kierstyn Conyers reached on a fielder’s choice forcing Bouslog at second. Kaley Harrison hit a double to left field to score Conyers to put a run on the board for the Titans. Wapahani added a run in the bottom of the frame for a 5-1 lead.

In the top of the fifth, Tri scored another run to close the gap to 5-2. Breanna Reece led off with a double to center field. Cheyenne Lee came into pinch run for Reece. Destiny Taylor then hit a RBI single to score Lee.

The Titans threatened in the top of the sixth inning, loading the bases with no outs. Conyers and Harrison singled, and then Abi Busby got a bunt single to load the bases. Chloe Gentry hit a hard line drive right back to the pitcher for the first out. The next Titan batters popped up and grounded out to end the threat.

Tri plays at Northeastern today.