The Commerce Lady Tiger softball team went to extra innings on Tuesday against Paris Chisum, but are still looking for their first district victory after falling on a walk-off hit.
Neither team could get anything going in the game’s early stages, with both pitchers twirling gems of their own. Chisum got on the board first, plating a run in the bottom of the fourth.
Commerce finally broke out in the fifth, scratching out three runs and adding a fourth in the next inning to hold a three-run advantage in the waning stages of the game.
The hosts had a comeback on their minds, however, and answered with three runs of their own to knot the game at four. After the score remained tied after seven, the game went into extra innings.
Commerce had gotten two outs in the eighth, but Chisum had two runners on for Kelsea Ball to deliver the game-winning hit to put Commerce away.
The Lady Tigers only had three hits on the night. Camdyn Shaw went one-for-three with an rbi, a run scored and a walk. Aubrey Clayton went one-for-four with a triple, and Meme Wilson finished one-for-four with an rbi. Commerce batters struck out 17 times.
Savannah Shaw started Tuesday’s contest, pitching six innings, giving up just one hit and striking out four. She walked three and gave up two runs, one of them earned. Sarah Anthraper pitched the final 1.2 innings and allowed four hits, three runs with one of them earned, struck out one and walked one.
The loss drops the Lady Tigers to 4-14 overall and 0-9 against teams in District 13-3A. Commerce returns home on Friday to face Chapel Hill.