Entering Thursday’s district game against Lawton MacArthur, the Ardmore Lady Tigers had given themselves a small chance at hosting regionals by virtue of finishing second in the district standings.

Entering Thursday’s district game against Lawton MacArthur, the Ardmore Lady Tigers had given themselves a small chance at hosting regionals by virtue of finishing second in the district standings.

Unfortunately, the Lady Highlanders had their own agenda as 13 errors eventually cost Ardmore a crucial district game by a score of 13-6 at the Ardmore Softball Field.

The loss leaves Ardmore at 12-13 overall and 6-4 in district play in fifth place overall in the 5A-1 standings.

MacArthur took an early 3-0 lead in the top of the first when an RBI single scored a run, before two more runs scored on the play via throwing error.

The Lady Highlanders made it 4-0 with an RBI double in the top of the third, before tacking on four more runs in the top of the fourth.

Down 8-0 entering the bottom of the sixth, Ardmore began to fight back.

Kalie Douglas got an RBI single which got the Lady Tigers on the board, before later scoring on a double steal to make it 8-2.

Brooklyn Coronado would also score in the inning on a wild pitch to make it 8-3.

But MacArthur had a response ready in the top of the seventh as the Lady Highlanders scored five more runs to lead 13-3.

Try as they might, the Lady Tigers found a ray of hope with Lauren Blankenship as she made it 13-4 with an RBI single, before Kenya Palmer brought home two more runs with an RBI double.

But Ardmore couldn’t get any closer the rest of the way.

Savannah Marris took the loss on the mound for the Lady Tigers, throwing seven innings. She allowed 13 hits with three walks.