The Saltillo Lady Lions’ softball team took on Lindale-Kildare again Monday (March 12) and came out on the short end of a 17-7 score. The Lady Lions will open district play at home against Rivercrest on March 20.
Linden-Kildare got off to a good start with an 8 run first inning. The Lady Lions came back to make it an 8-7 game with 3 runs in the top of the second and 4 more in the top of the third. Lindale-Kildare went way out in front with another 8 run inning in the bottom of the third to lead 16-7. They added one more run in the bottom of the fifth to make it 17-7. The game was called after five innings.
Lady Lion pitcher Chandler Bain got 6 strikeouts. Madison Simmons and Bain went 3 for 4. Bain also hit a triple. Tori Mobley and Paisley Kastner were both 1 for 2. Both also drew walks. Jordan Sustaire had two walks and Christi Gurley and Anna Reeder each drew one walk.