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Ladybugs lose first game of districts to Newkirk 3-1


September 22, 2017

Lynn L. Martin

Newkirk's Jessica Dye awaits the throw to third base as the Alva Ladybug is safe on the slide. Alva lost the first game of the district playoff 3-1.

The Alva Ladybugs varsity softball team lost a close game in the first of two district playoffs Thursday at Newkirk. Alva was tied 1-1 with the Lady Tigers going into the top of the eighth inning. Then Newkirk's Kristina Shikles doubled off a Camryn Wren pitch, driving in one run.

The pitching was strong on both sides. Shay Cushenbery struck out 11 for Newkirk while Wren sat down five for the Ladybugs.

The Tigers took an early lead in the first inning. With one out, Tiger Kaitlyn Dye drove in one run when she singled. In the bottom of the sixth, Alva tied things up at one.

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