Area high school softball teams lose in playoffs

SDN staff

Following a week off due to winning the Class 2A, Region 2 Championship in the regular season, Eupora softball was back at it on Tuesday.

The Lady Eagles (16-2) carried a lead for the better part of six innings, but dropped their first game in nearly a month and second game all season with a 5-3 defeat to Lake.

Lake was able to scratch across the run in the first inning, but Eupora held it at bay for most of the game.

The Lady Eagles got that run back quickly in the top of the second to tie things up and scored two more in the third to take the lead at 3-1.

That lead held until the sixth inning when the home team rallied for four runs. Lake went on top 5-3 and hold Eupora scoreless in the final frame to take the opening game.

Game two will be on Thursday when Lake comes to Eupora for a 5 p.m. matchup. If the Lady Eagles win, game three will immediately follow.

Philadelphia 3, East Webster 2

The Lady Wolverines had to make changes on the fly on Tuesday evening and they narrowly missed stealing one from the Class 2A, Region 4 champions.

Due to field conditions, East Webster had a change of plans earlier in the day to move the game from Cumberland to Philadelphia to open things up.

Carrying a 2-0 lead into the sixth inning while giving up just three hits and no errors, things unraveled for the Lady Wolverines like they did for their Webster County rivals at Eupora.

East Webster gave up two hits, a walk and had an error to allow Philadelphia to storm back and score all three of their runs to retake the lead and ultimately win the game.

The Lady Wolverines had a runner on second with two outs but was unable to bring her home as they lost the opening game of the series.

The two teams will converge onto Cumberland Wednesday afternoon at 5 p.m. for game two. If the Lady Wolverines win the game, there will be a game three back at Philadelphia at a day yet to be determined.

Kossuth 15, Choctaw County 4, 6 innings

A relatively close game into the fifth inning was blown open by Kossuth as they took game one of the series at home against the Lady Chargers.

Leading 7-4 in the fifth inning, Kossuth exploded to put the game away for good. The Lady Aggies blew it open with a six-run frame on the way to getting a leg up on the series. Two more runs in the sixth inning provided a run-rule for the Lady Aggies.

Choctaw County will get a chance to hold serve as it will host the second and potentially third game on Thursday night in Ackerman.