MHS softball loses close game
Madras softball lost at home 5-3, on Wednesday, April 25, to league opponent, Crook County.
Madras and Crook County were both held scoreless in the first two innings. The Cowgirls were the first to score in the top of the third inning.
Crook County sophomore Ashley Owens scored on a past ball to give them a 1-0 lead.
The Buffs tied the game 1-1 in the bottom of the fourth inning. Jalaney Suppah hit the ball in between center and right field for a base hit. Suppah was hit home from a Niyallee Cochran double, right on the right field foul ball line.
Crook County scored four runs in the top of the fifth inning to take a 5-1 lead. Mekynzie Wells hit a shot up the middle for a two-RBI double and Caitlyn Elliot hit a two-RBI double to center field, giving the Cowgirls a big lead heading into the bottom of the fifth inning.
Two base hits from Arysta Pineda and Genesis Quiroz set up the Buffalos in scoring position. Suppah hit Pineda home with a ground ball to first base, to narrow the Cowgirls' lead down 5-2.
Cochran scored in the bottom of the sixth inning thanks to a line drive hit from Jiana Smith-Francis. The ball hit the Crook County pitcher in the stomach, but she walked it off and continued to play.
Crook County had a narrow lead 5-3, heading into the last inning.
Madras made a great double play in the top of the seventh to keep Crook County from scoring. The Buffs could not get the bats going in the last inning for a 5-3 loss at home.
Suppah finished the game going 2-for-4 with an RBI for the Buffs.