Lady Tigers eliminated with 12-0 loss to Iowa Park

By Jay Hinton
Glen Rose Reporter

KRUM — The season came to an end for the District 6-4A Championship Glen Rose Lady Tigers with a 12-0 loss to Iowa Park in the area round of the Class 4A softball playoffs Saturday at Krum.

The Lady Tigers end the season 24-7 after advancing to the area round for the second consecutive year. 

“I think we had a great season with back-to-back district champs for the first time in school history and same with bi-district and area,” Glen Rose softball coach Kiel Miller said. “We had several girls break records as well. Kaycee Bock broke the season (53) and career RBI record (137) as well as the career doubles record (61), and Addison Nance broke the single-season (19) and career wins (41) as well as the number of strikeouts in a single season (193).”

Glen Rose’s Mallory Goff, seen here early in the season against Stephenville, had one of the Lady Tigers’ two hits in Saturday’s loss to Iowa Park.

The Lady Tigers managed just two hits off Iowa Park starter Maddi Fulfer. Nance singled in the fourth and Mallory Goff led off the fifth with a triple.

“We struggled offensively and had opportunities to score but couldn’t get any timely hits,” Miller said. “Their pitcher (Abigail Dowell, committed to Boise State) kept us off balance in the first game as did their No. 2 pitcher (Fulfer) in the second game.”

Fulfer twirled the five-inning complete game while striking out six and walking just one.

The Lady Hawks (33-2), winners of 22 straight games, pounded out 14 hits and took advantage of two Glen Rose defensive miscues. 

In the two games, the Lady Tiger offense scored just one run on five hits in 12 innings of play, while the Lady Hawks scored 23 runs on 22 base hits. 

“Moving forward, we have to get back into the weight room and on the track,” Miller said. “We return a handful of girls with varsity experience as well as playoff experience. This will be good for us as we move into a new district.”

• Iowa Park 11, Glen Rose 1 (Game 1): Iowa Park’s Abigail Dowell, who beat the Lady Tigers in both games of the area round last year, allowed one run on three hits while striking out seven and walking three in the opening game on Thursday, May 12. 

Conversely, two Glen Ross pitchers allowed 11 runs (seven earned) on eight hits. They walked seven and hit another. Defensively, the Lady Tigers committed two errors.

The Lady Hawks scored in each of the six innings, with two in the first and one run in each of the second, third, fourth and fifth innings, and invoked the mercy rule with five runs in the sixth.

The Lady Tigers scored its lone run in the bottom of the fifth on a sacrifice fly by Bock.

Callyn Miller led the Lady Tigers with two hits and Bock had the other.