Regional loss at Lisbon finishes Lions season

Posted 7/23/20

The Lone Tree Lions’ softball season ended on July 17 with an 8-2 Region 8 semifinal loss at Lisbon.

Lone Tree got off to a promising start when Holley Johnson led off the game with a …

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Regional loss at Lisbon finishes Lions season

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The Lone Tree Lions’ softball season ended on July 17 with an 8-2 Region 8 semifinal loss at Lisbon.

Lone Tree got off to a promising start when Holley Johnson led off the game with a double, and she promptly stole third base.

However, the scoring opportunity was nixed shortly after when she was tagged out off third base.

Lisbon scored a run in the bottom of the first inning, but Lone Tree tied the game in the top of the second.

Sara Branson led off the inning with a single, and Avery Grover drove her in with a two-out single.

Lone Tree pitcher Abby Buckman gave up two more Lisbon runs in the bottom of the second inning.

In the top of the third, Kinley Hayes drove in Whitney Willoz with a one-out fielder’s choice to third, closing the Lisbon lead to 3-2.

But that was the end of the scoring for Lone Tree, while Lisbon added a run in the third inning and another in the fourth.

Lone Tree’s best chance to close the gap came in the top of the fifth when the Lions loaded the bases but could not push any runs across the plate.

Lisbon tacked on three more runs in the bottom of the fifth to extend its lead to 8-2.

Lone Tree ended its season with a 6-10 overall record.

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