The Lady Comets faced conference rival Ashby for another nip-and-tuck game Friday. The May Day game saw little gifts coming the Comets way, who worked up a lead early but watched as Ashby strung together a series of innings that left the Arrows boarding the bus with a 5-3 win.
The Comets brought their sticks early, ripping a few Arrows pitches for base hits before starting pitcher Abbie Ras settled in. Going into the 6th inning Hillcrest looked to have the game under control. Senior Laura Tungseth held the Arrows to 7 hits on the day, fighting through a tough lineup in front of a host of fans that packed-in to Hannah Park.
Ashby called Tungseth's number in the 6th and looked to capitalize off a few missed pitches from Tungseth. Earning a free trip to first base with a good eye, Beth Odens watched 8th grade speedster Taeyah Johnson round home off a solid hit to the outfield that tied the game. Working the 6th and 7th inntings, Ashby fought for bases and ran the path well, upping their score to 5 runs while Abbie Ras pitched a lights-out 6th and 7th inning.
The Comets look to take on Barnesville Monday night.