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Dodge City Daily Globe - Dodge City, KS
  • Lady Demons swept by Colby

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  • The Dodge City Lady Demons opened up their home schedule on the short end Tuesday of both games in a doubleheader against the Colby Lady Eagles at Legends Park.
    The Lady Demons lost the opener 8-6 and the nightcap 10-4.
    Dodge City head coach Heather Steiner said the Lady Demons didn't do the things against Colby like they had against Thomas More Prep in recording a road doubleheader sweep.
    "I think one thing we did real well against TMP was that if we made a mistake, then we made a play to make up for it," Steiner said. "I think against Colby that if we made a mistake, then it snowballed.
    "I also don't think we made adjustments at the plate. Some of that is going to come with maturity."
    The Lady Eagles (4-0) scored two runs in the first of a Dodge City error to open the first game.
    Dodge City came back with four runs in the bottom of the second on RBI bases-loaded walks issued to Reva Swaney and Lauren Esquibel; then Riley Lopp brought in a run on a fielders' choice. Esquibel scored the final run on a wild pitch.
    Colby tied the game in the top of the third on a two-run double from Andrea Barton and took the lead in the fourth on a RBI sacrifice fly by Haley Mengel. The Lady Eagles made the score 8-4 in the sixth on a three-run home run by Haileigh Shull.
    Lopp closed out the scoring with a run-scoring triple, then stole home to get the final run in for the Lady Demons.
    The Lady Eagles took control of the second game very early with three runs in the first and second innings.
    Lopp accounted in some way on three of the four Dodge City runs in the nightcap: scoring on a passed ball for Dodge City's first run and then hit a RBI triple and scored on a fielders choice by Kennedy Burks later in the game.
    Mattisyn Tieben threw all 14 innings for the Lady Demons and took the setback decision in both games.
    The Lady Demons play Thursday afternoon against Hays at Legends park. First game 4 p.m.
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