Lady Cyclones Fall In Heartbreaker In District 1-3A Tournament



Elizabethton saw their season end in heartbreaking fashion.

The Lady Cyclones dropped a 9-7 heartbreaker decision in a District 1-3A elimination game on Thursday afternoon in Erwin that came down to the final inning.

With the loss, Elizabethton finishes the 2023 season with a 23-10 mark.

After the Lady Vikings plated two runs in the home side of the first, Elizabethton answered as Ember Jensen and Kenidy Harris pushed runs across the plate to tie things up.

In the third inning, Tennessee High regained the lead as Lily Ware hit a two-run home run.

The Lady Cyclones, however, answered once again as Harris hit a two-run home run for the Orange and Black, and Grace Whaley scored after Sadie Williams put the ball in play.

That gave EHS a 5-4 lead after three complete innings.
Tennessee High evened things up at 5-5 in the top of the fifth.

Neither team was able to get on the board in the sixth setting up a dramatic seventh inning.

The Lady Vikings took the lead in the top of the seventh when Kaylie Hughes hit a home run to center field with two outs to plate three runs, while Ashley Worley hit a solo home run in the next at-bat to give Tennessee High a 9-5 advantage.

Elizabethton, however, kept battling as Cheyenne Porious had a two-out single, and Jensen hit a home run to plate the two runs.

EHS looked to keep the rally going as Harris was able to reach base safely, but the Lady Cyclones were unable to keep the momentum going despite a hard-fought battle.

Jensen and Harris had two hits and three RBI apiece.

Byrd finished the game with eight strikeouts in the circle.

Rylee Fields led Tennessee High as she went 3-for-3 on the day, and picked up the win in the pitching circle as she allowed four earned runs on seven hits with six strikeouts.


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