Lady Cardinals nail trifecta … again

Skylan Akins

Pictured are the Miller Lady Cardinal softballers after winning their district championship game Tuesday, May 9, against the Purdy Lady Eagles. Back row: Mavrie Pritchett, Marissa Mitchell, Ashlynn Helton, Alyssa Hill, Rachel Nunez, Lisa Morris, Kendall Neely, Haylie Schnake, Hailey Mart and Loghann Leviann; front row, Camden Stockton, Alexa Houston, Hailey Martin, Addison Stockton, Marissa Laxton, Alexis Bailey, Lillie-Ricketts and Kaylee Thom. (Photo submitted)

The Miller Lady Cardinals accomplished a rare feat a year ago winning their district in volleyball, basketball and softball, the “Triple Crown.” Miller achieved the feat for a second year in a row with a win over the Purdy Lady Eagles for their second straight softball district title Tuesday night.
It was a wild one at Purdy as it was the host Lady Eagles who struck first in the second inning. They then doubled down their lead in the third taking a 2-0 advantage. Miller wasn’t ready to give up yet, as a six-run fifth inning and three more in the sixth inning gave Miller a commanding 9-2 lead going into the seventh. Miller had some struggles late in the game, as Purdy went on a run but was unable to surpass the Lady Cardinals, as the Miller girls won their sixth straight district title in the big three sports.
Softball improves to 20-5 on the season. They have now won seven straight to end the season. The Lady Cardinals looked to avenge a quarterfinal loss to Jasper a year ago Tuesday night with a trip to the Final Four on the line.


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