Lady Cardinals earn 2 seed ahead of district tournament rematch

Skylan Akins

Freshman Loghann Leivan delivers a strike in their game against Wheaton. Leivan has been very solid in the circle for the Lady Cardinals and looks to lead Miller to their second straight district title.

Softball district tournaments are set, and the Miller Lady Cardinals earned the 2nd seed in the Class 1, District 5 tournament set to open Friday afternoon against 1-11 Wheaton, at Purdy.
The Lady Cardinals look to repeat as District 5 champions as they defeated Exeter, 18-13, as the No. 4 seed a year ago after defeating Golden City, 11-8, in the first round, before knocking off top-seeded and state-ranked Purdy, 12-11
Miller played their first round district opponent last Tuesday in the Lady Cardinals lone matchup last week against the Wheaton Lady Bulldogs. The Lady Cardinals put the work to Wheaton, 15-0, in dominating fashion.
The Lady Cardinals improved to 11-5 for the season with just a handful of games remaining before the postseason begins. They opened the week Monday with a makeup game against El Dorado Springs on Monday, before traveling to Stockton, Tuesday. They will be back in action in round one of the district championship Friday at 3:30 p.m. in Purdy against Wheaton. A win would put the Lady Cardinals in the semifinal game Monday at 6:30 p.m.
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Miller takes lumps in brutal week
The Miller Cardinals dropped both games last week on the diamond after taking on a pair of state ranked squads including a 20-1 thumping to undefeated Ash Grove.
The Cardinals began the week Monday against the undefeated Ash Grove Pirates. Ash Grove jumped out early as they took advantage of a few key errors from the Cardinals. The Pirates plated six runs in the first two innings thanks to three doubles. Things didn’t get much better in the third and fourth inning as the Pirates extended their lead to 14-0. The Cardinals got on the board in the fourth inning thanks to a Spencer Bowles single and Brady Johnson triple to plate Miller’s first and only run as Miller would eventually fall to the Pirates 20-1.
Tuesday, Miller returned home but the friendly confines proved to be no sanctuary, as Stockton used seven hits, four of which being doubles, to jump out to an explosive eight-run top of the first. Miller showed fight taking advantage of two walks and two hits to plate a pair of runs to cut their deficit to six after one inning. The offense quieted for the next two innings but Miller was unable to get any more runs on the board as the Tigers down the Cardinals 12-2.
The Cardinals fell to 13-7 for the year and will host the Miller Invitational Tournament starting with a showdown with SWC foe Pierce City on Monday.


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