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Extra innings don 't pay off for Lady Bucs

The Briarwood Lady Bucs fell to the Brentwood Lady Eagles in extra innings by a final score of 8-5 in nonregional play Monday.

"Brentwood's always been a rival, and we like to beat them," said head coach Hannah DeMore following the game. "We just didn't finish today.

"But I thought we did well for the third game of the season."

Briarwood scored first in the game when a triple blasted to left field by Copeland Price drove in two runs. Brentwood tied the score in the top of the fourth with an RBI triple by Candace Story, followed by a run scored by stealing home. Brentwood scored twice and the score stood at 4-2 at the middle of the seventh.

Copeland Price put the Lady Bucs within one, driving in a run with a single to right field. Price stole second, then scored the tying run off a double to center field by Kylie Guy.

The Lady Bucs failed to go ahead, though, and with the game tied at 4, the game went into extra innings.

"I was running from second, and saw Coach give me the signal to head home," Price said after the game. "So I ran toward home, slid into the plate, and that tied the game."

Price had a busy game. With many of the hits from Brentwood going to shortstop, she was involved in six plays leading to Brentwood outs.

"She (Price) was at the hot-spot today," DeMore said. "She's definitely good at what she does, no doubt about it. I have every confidence in her."

With the game tied after seven, play went into extra innings. Both teams scored in the eighth, and the game went into the ninth inning with the score tied at 5.

Brentwood broke the game wide open in the ninth, however, scoring three runs to bring the score to 8-5. Briarwood was unable to respond, and the win went to the Lady Eagles.

"We did our fundamentals right," DeMore said. "We have to work on our fielding a bit. I actually thought we did great with our fielding up until the last inning. We just didn't finish."

Briarwood next travels to Statesboro this weekend to play in the Bulloch tournament.

Web posted on Thursday, August 11, 2011

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