On Tuesday, April 17th, the Lady Tigers JH and HS teams faced the Ninnekah Lady Owls. It was the JH Tigers’ final game of the season, ending their year with a win of 14-4, with 6 wins total.
The Union City Tigers came out with a bit of a lazy start on the Owls. In the first inning, the Lady Tigers only managed to put 2 runs on the board, behind the bat of Junior, Melodie Turk. The Lady Owls caught up and took the lead in the second inning, the score being 3-2. Neither team added any runs until the fifth inning, where the Tigers fought back, with an in-the-park homerun from Junior, Livia Nelson, and a double from Sophomore, Brionah O’Neal, driving in another run. The score remained 4-4 until the seventh inning, where the Tigers came in determined to come out on top. The Lady Tigers broke the tie on an error, making the score 5-4. O’Neal drove in another run, followed by Turk. The following at bat scored another 2 runs, thanks to a double from Sophomore, Allison Kaulaity. Adding another run on the board, Sophomore, Kenadee Belcher, drove in Kaulaity, heading into the bottom of the seventh inning leading 10-4. The Lady Owls showed their best efforts to make a comeback, but was only able to put 2 more runs on the board. The final score was 10-6, with the Union City Tigers on top. Improving their record to 18-13.
The Union City Lady Tigers compete on Thursday, April 19th, in their class 2A Districts at Arapaho. Their first game is at 1:15 against The Geary Bison.