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Lady Cougars drop softball game 22-16

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Munford dropped a pair of softball games in wildly different ways last week. 

On Wednesday, Munford (20-11) lost a wild one at home to Arlington, 22-16, in nine innings. 

The following day at home against District 13-AAA foe Dyer County, Munford fell 1-0. 

With the district loss, Munford now finds itself in the middle of a crowded race for seedings in the district tournament, which begins on Monday in Munford with games at 5 and 7 p.m.

“We had our chances against Dyer County,” said Munford coach Glenn Goulder. “It just seemed like it wasn't meant to be. We had our destiny in our hands, so we can't really complain where we are.”

Depending on the outcome of Friday's home game against Brighton and a couple of other games, the Lady Cougars could finish anywhere between first and last in the four-team district. 

“It's going to be an interesting district tournament,” Goulder said. 

The tournament will continue with two games Tuesday at 5 and 7 p.m. and a game Wednesday at 6 p.m. The title game is scheduled for next Thursday at 5 p.m. 

Munford led Arlington 11-7 heading into seventh before the Lady Tigers scored four times to force extra innings. 

Each team scored twice in the eighth before Arlington scored nine times in the ninth to take control of the game. 

Four different Munford players – Maddison Welch, Jodie Duncan, Christina Cantrell and Courtney Bonaiuto – had multiple hits. Welch, Duncan and Peyton Joyner each doubled and Taylor Hobson and Tori Ray each tripled. 

Ray pitched all nine innings for Munford. She struck out four and allowed 18 hits. 

Munford had 13 hits. 

Sam Scott pitched very well on Thursday against Dyer County, but took the loss. She struck out eight, walked none and allowed just three hits. 

Munford had runners in scoring position on more than one occasion, but could not push anybody across. 

Duncan had a pair of hits and Joyner, Cantrell and Welch each singled. 

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