PITTSBURG — Pittsburg Purple Dragon’s Softball scored 19 total runs in Monday’s doubleheader against Baxter Springs, but they still fell to the Lions 14-11 and 19-8.
Game one Baxter Springs 14, Pittsburg 11
After two scoreless innings, the Purple Dragons took a 4-1 lead in the third.
Madden Petty, Shannon O’Hara and Zoe Pinamonti drove in runs for Pittsburg in the third frame.
The Lions scored one run in the fourth, but Sydney Linahan responded in the Purple Dragons half of the inning, bringing home Myla Turner on a ground out to give Pittsburg a 5-2 lead.
Baxter Springs took their first lead of the game in the fifth, bringing home five runs to put them up 7-5.
Isabella Pinamonti would tie the score for Pittsburg in their half of the fifth, singling home O’hara. The lead changed hands again in the fifth, with Mallory McThompson’s two-run RBI giving Pittsburg a 9-7 lead.
Mcthompson would score on a wild pitch to give Pittsburg a three-run lead.
Going into the seventh frame down 10-7, Baxter Springs brought home seven runs in the top of the inning to take the 14-10 lead.
Petty would single home Linahan for Pittsburg’s last score of the game. Petty led the offense, going 3-for-5 at the plate with three RBIs. McThompson went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and Myla Turner had three hits with three runs scored.
Game two Baxter Springs 19, Pittsburg 8
Pittsburg scored four runs in the first inning to take an early 4-1 advantage, but the Lions offense was ultimately too much for the Purple Dragons.
Linahan tied the score in the first inning with an RBI single to center field. Zoe Pinamonti singled home Petty and Kaydn Matlock would score on a throwing error.
After allowing four runs in the top of the second, Linahan hit a two-run RBI double to give Pittsburg a 6-5 lead.
The Lions scored six runs in the third inning and five in the fourth to give them a 16-8 cushion. They scored three more runs in the fifth to secure the win.
Baxter Springs did not commit a error in the game and out hit the Purple Dragons 13-10.
Linahan had two hits and four RBIs. McThompson went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and Turner finished with two hits and two runs.
The Purple Dragons host a doubleheader Parsons at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday.