Kingwood third in AISA 3A

Published 1:08 pm Monday, May 4, 2009

Kingwood Christian School finished third in the AISA Class 3A softball tournament Saturday after losing to runner-up Lee-Scott, 6-2, in the final losers’ bracket game.

The Lions (17-6) took a 2-0 lead in the first inning, as Karley Chamblee and Whitney Gillespie reached base to start the inning and scored on a two-RBI single by Kaylyn Ingram. However, that was almost all of the Lions’ offense in the game. Kingwood had two more hits in the game. Lee-Scott bounced back in the fifth inning to score four runs with two outs and added two more runs in the sixth.

Kingwood faced elimination early in the day, trailing 4-0 to Hooper, but a Katie McElroy drew a walk to lead off the seventh inning, which sparked a five-run rally by the home team Lions. Blair Holsombeck, Chamblee, Lauren Rozof and Rachel Holsombeck each collected base hits in the inning, while Rachel Holsombeck scored the game-winning run on a two-out double by Madeline Lee.

Lee-Scott advanced to the championship game at 2 p.m., but fell to Glenwood, 8-5.