It didn’t come easy, but the Ringling Lady Blue Devils managed to stay alive in the regional tournament on Thursday.

It didn’t come easy, but the Ringling Lady Blue Devils managed to stay alive in the regional tournament on Thursday.

After suffering a heartbreaking loss in the opening game against host Caddo, the Lady Blue Devils rebounded and claimed a hard fought victory over Wright City.

Ringling will play in another elimination game today against Caddo. 

Should the Lady Blue Devils win, they will need to win twice against Rattan to advance to the state tournament.

 

Caddo 7
Ringling 6

Despite having an early 6-1 lead, Ringling wasn’t able to keep the Lady Bruins from escaping with a walk-off victory Thursday morning.

Caddo got a run with two outs in the bottom of the seventh to send Ringling to the elimination game.

After falling behind 1-0 in the bottom of the first, Ringling stormed back with a pair of runs in the top of the third thanks to RBI singles from Meghan Roberts and Karagan Cox. 

Cox made it 4-1 for Ringling in the top of the fifth when she brought home two more runs, before London Lewis and Steelie Price each had RBI single to increase the advantage to 6-1. 

However, Caddo came back with two runs in the bottom of the fifth, followed by three in the sixth to tie the game at 6-6.

Rayme Tolliver took the loss on the mound, throwing 6 2/3 innings. She allowed four earned runs on nine hits with six walks and five strikeouts. 

 

Ringling 4
Wright City 3

Game two of the regional tournament was do or die for the Lady Blue Devils, and they managed to survive into Friday with a one-run victory.

Wright City took the lead in the bottom of the second, before Ringling grabbed the lead with two runs in the top of the third thanks to RBI hits from London Lewis and Steelie Price, with Price earning a double to right field.

Price would increase the lead for Ringling in the top of the fifth with another RBI double. 

Lewis gave the Lady Blue Devils an insurance run in the top of the seventh when she scored on a passed ball.

Wright City tried to rally in the seventh with two runs, but it was not enough. 

Rayme Tolliver got the win in the circle, throwing 6 2/3 innings. She allowed one earned run on eight hits with one walk and eight strikeouts.