Fifth inning rally leads to Lady Cards softball team to their second win of the season

Niki Smithers, Reporter

Senior Kylie McQueen’s home run in the fifth inning fueled the Lady Cards’ rally to win, 9-8 over the Warren Central Warriors.

The home run fueled 4 runs and 5 hits on one error in the bottom of the fifth inning and 4 runs on 2 hits on one error in the sixth. Junior Morgan Gadient hit what was supposed to be a ground ball out to first, but it turned into an error that lead to 2 RBI for Gadient.

“We never gave up,” Gadient said. “We battled back from a 7-0 deficit and it felt great.”

Head coach Scott Montgomery says the team showed they were never out of the game, especially in the top of the seventh inning when the ball was thrown from left field to home plate, allowing sophomore Lexi Pendleton to tag the Warrior runner and secure the win.

“(The comeback) was great,” Montgomery said. “For (the team) to show fight like that and not get (as emotionally down) even being down (on the scoreboard) as big as we were shows promise for the future.”

The team need to be smarter on their defensive choices so that they don’t give up any extra runs, according to Montgomery.

The Lady Cards travel to Roncalli tomorrow to take on the Rebels at 6 P.M.