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April 25, 2014

Lady Cards squeeze past Splendora 4-3 in 8 innings

BAYTOWN — Bridge City’s Hannah Faulk helped lead a great Lady Cardinal comeback as she roped atwo-out single in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift Bridge City to a 4-3 extra-inning victory over the Splendora Lady Wildcats Friday night in the Class 3A bidistrict playoffs at Goose Creek Memorial High School.

The Lady Cardinals (23-8) trailed the Lady Wildcats (19-13) 2-0 after the first inning and later 3-1 before rallying to tie it and force it into extra innings.

Faulk finished 2-for-4 with two RBI.

Kelsey Fults was 1-for-4 with a double and two RBI.

Hannah Carpenter was 1-for-4 with two runs scored and Baili Thibodeaux was 1-for-4 and scored a run.

Kellyn Cormier got the win on the Bridge City hill, scattering five hits while striking out five over eight innings of hard work.

The Lady Cardinals will move on to face the Columbia Lady Roughnecks in the area round next Friday at 7 p.m.at possibly Goose Creek Memorial or Baytown Lee.

In other playoff action Friday night, the Liberty Lady Panthers eliminated the Hardin-Jefferson Lady Hawks with a 7-4 Game Two victory. Liberty, the second-place team out of 22-3A, defeated H-J, the third-place unit from 21-3A, 8-2 in Game One Thursday.

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