The offensive pressure was too much for the Commerce High School Lady Tiger softball team on Friday night, as they fell in five innings by a score of 11-1 against the Chapel Hill Lady Devils at home.
Three hits, a walk and an error put Chapel Hill up 2-0 after the top of the first, and Commerce answered with a run of their own as Sarah Anthraper drove in Camdyn Shaw with an rbi hit in the bottom half.
That momentum would turn out to be the only offense Commerce would get, however.
Chapel Hill dropped four runs in the second, two in the third and three in the fourth to go up by 10. The Lady Tigers had chances with runners on base, but could not convert. A strikeout with two on base in the bottom of the fifth ended the night as Commerce was run-ruled by a score of 11-1.
The Lady Tigers only mustered one hit on the night, with Anthraper's single in the first coming as the only base knock of the game. She finished one-for-three with an rbi. Camdyn Shaw walked twice and scored a run, and Andrea Barrett also drew two walks. Commerce batters were struck out eight times by Lady Devils' pitcher Presley Applegate.
Savannah Shaw started on the mound for Commerce, going two innings and allowing seven hits and six runs, but only one of them earned. She also walked two and struck out two. Anthraper pitched the final three innings, allowing seven hits, five runs with one earned, three strikeouts and one walk.
The loss drops the Lady Tigers to 4-15 overall and 0-10 in district play. Commerce will travel to Prairiland for their next game on April 16.