The Hoisington Cardinals scored seven runs in the second inning on their way to a 9-3 win over the TMP-Marian Monarchs in the 3A regional semifinals Tuesday in Hays.
Melissa Schoepf postgame interview
TMP took a 1-0 lead in the top half of the first inning after MK Dwyer lead off the game with a single and after a stolen base and a sacrifice bunt Dwyer scored on a passed ball giving the Monarchs the lead.
With the Monarchs still leading 1-0 the Cardinals erupted for seven runs in the top of the second inning on five hits and a pair of errors to take a 7-1 lead, it was a lead they would never surrender.
TMP did score a pair of runs in the seventh inning on a Dwyer RBI double and a Kyleigh Allen RBI triple but it wasn’t enough in the 9-3 loss.
Cardinal starter Kassidy Nixon allowed all three runs, just two earned on eight hits in a complete Victoria. She struck out 11 and walked just two.
TMP starter Kyleigh Allen suffered the loss. She allowed nine runs, eight earned, on 11 hits while striking out three and walking one in six innings.
TMP finished the season 13-9.