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Alcoa rallies past Midway, 6-5

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By Brownie Rose

 

A fantastic start ended with disappointment for the Midway Lady Green Waves Monday as they dropped a 6-5 decision to Alcoa. 

Midway was playing only its second home game of the season after taking the entire spring break off. 

With the loss Monday they stand at 5-3 on the season and are set to begin the District 3-A schedule late this week as they host Meigs County Thursday and then Rockwood on Friday.

Jayde Rose gave Midway a great start when she ripped the second pitch of the bottom of the first inning deep to right field and out of the park. 

Kallie Sohm, Payton Kelley, and Kaylee Burton then drew walks around an out by Raygn Hall to load the bases. Katy Brookshire singled through the middle to score Sohm and give Midway a 2-0 lead.

Midway built the lead to 4-1 with single runs in the third and fourth innings. 

Sohm walked to start the third and Hall drew a walk after an out. Burton followed with a single, but Sohm was tagged out at home plate. 

Midway, however still picked up a run as Brookshire singled again, scoring courtesy runner Amber May.

In the fourth inning, Abby Bertram led off with a double and scored on an RBI single from Rose.

Midway held the 4-1 lead till the sixth when Kelley relieved Hall, but ended up walking the first two batters. Alcoa took advantage of the walks and scored three runs to tie the game at four.

The Lady Tornadoes tacked on two more runs in the top of the seventh off Hall and held on in the final half inning.

The bottom of the seventh began with a walk to Rose, but Sohm bounced into a force out of Rose at second. Kelley reached on an error in center field then Hall hit into a force out of Sohm at third. 

Burton had an RBI single to center scoring Kelley, but May, courtesy running for Hall, was caught between second and third for the game’s final out.

Hall pitched well for the first five innings giving up five hits and one run. The final two innings saw Alcoa get four more hits and three runs. Hall walked none and did not have any strikeouts.