Lady Bulldogs fall to Trinity Christian

Friday, May 23, 2008
Cornersville catcher Amanda Griggs tags out Trinity Christian's Summer Cross at home plate.

The Cornersville Lady Bulldogs (26-9) suffered their first loss of the 2008 postseason on Wednesday, dropping a 6-1 decision to two-time defending state champ Trinity Christian (42-6-1) in the second round of the State Tournament at the Murfreesboro Starplex.

After jumping out to an early 3-0 lead, Trinity Christian tacked on three runs in the sixth inning to open up a 6-0 advantage en route to the five-run victory.

Cornersville fell into the loser's bracket of the tournament and must reel off three straight victories in order to reach the championship round.

The Lady Bulldogs had averaged nearly eight runs per game in their previous seven postseason contests, but were unable to solve Lady Lion staff ace Ivy Renfroe, who has committed to play for the University of Tennessee. Utilizing a devastating rise ball, Renfroe used Cornersville's aggressiveness at the plate against them and limited CHS to just one hit overall while registering 13 strikeouts and issuing five walks.

Third baseman Lindsey Dalton singled in the top of the seventh inning to account for the Lady Bulldogs' lone hit.

"We didn't have enough patience at the plate. She probably would have walked 10 of us tonight if we would have let her," said Cornersville head coach Spencer Mitchell. "I told the team afterwards that this was a hiccup, . . . .Pick up a copy of today's edition, May 23, 2008, for full coverage and photos.