While Taylor Sherrow did find a way to drive home Mackenzie Davis on Saturday at the Capital City varsity softball varsity softball Tournament in Jefferson City, it wasn't enough to keep Fatima from turning its five hits into a 3-1 win over Mexico.
The Lady Bulldogs also had five hits for this five inning contest, which included Mattie Roth and Raigan Player each going 1-for-3, and Reghan Smith went 1-for-2 with a sacrifice.
In the field Paytience-Lawson Holman allowed no earned runs on three hits and two walks with eight strikeouts for Mexico in 4.1 innings and Hayley Mills gave up two earned runs on three hits in two-thirds of an inning.
"Win-Loss wise it was a tough weekend tournament for us. We played quality opponents each game," said coach Keith Louder. "We completed well defensively except for a couple of innings. Unfortunately we didn’t generate enough offense on the weekend to help out our defense and pitching."
Earlier on Saturday the Lady Bulldogs took a 2-0 lead over North Callaway in the third inning before falling behind 3-2 in the sixth and giving up four runs in the seventh to lose 7-2. Going the distance in the circle was Mills, allowing four earned runs on eight hits and a walk with four strikeouts. Mills was also 1-for-3 at the plate, Aaryn Sampo had a double and two RBI in four at-bats and Roth was 1-for-3 with a sacrifice and a steal.
On Friday things were a little more harrowing for Mexico as it needed eight innings and nine hits to dispatch of Lutheran South 5-3. Earning the complete-game win was Lawson-Holman by giving up three earned runs on seven hits and three walks with seven strikeouts, as well as grabbing two hits, one walk and one RBI in three trips to the plate. Logan Blevins was 2-for-4 with a double and two runs, Roth came in at 2-for-4 with one RBI and Smith contributed two walks and two runs.
The very first game of this tourney for Mexico was an 8-0 defeat in five innings against Lee's Summit North. Laying claim to the teams only hit was Lawson-Holman at 1-for-2with a walk and Mills gave up eight earned runs on 12 hits and three walks with two strikeouts to take the complete-game decision.
The Lady Bulldogs , 9-6 overall, 5-0 North Central Missouri Conference, is at Kirksville on Sept. 18.