Troy Ponytails swept by Opp in district championship

Published 10:10 am Thursday, June 23, 2016

The Troy Ponytails had two opportunities to secure a district championship by defeating Opp on Wednesday night. After back-and-forth affair in game one Opp walked Troy off with a two-out homerun to win game one 5-4. Game two went late into the evening, but in the end Opp secured a championship with a 29-20 win.

Troy had the opportunity to secure a district championship with one victory on Wednesday evening, but a walk-off homerun by Opp forced a second game.

Morgan Bundy pitched a complete game for Troy in the 5-4 loss.

Sign up for our daily email newsletter

Get the latest news sent to your inbox

“She pitched great for us,” said Ponytails head coach Matt Leverette. “It was just a great ball game and a nail biter all the way through.”

Troy fell behind 1-0 in the first inning and then both pitchers shut the door from the second inning all the way through the fourth.

Troy scratched across three runs in the fifth inning to take a 3-1 lead heading into the bottom of the inning.

Opp was able to even the score in their half of the inning. The back-and-forth game continued in the sixth inning when Troy took a one-run lead for what they hoped was the final time in the game.

After getting the first two outs, a walk-off homerun gave Opp the win and forced an immediate second game.

Even with the loss Leverette was happy with how his team continued to battle throughout the game.

“I think it’s good from the standpoint that when we get to state nothing is going to be easy,” Leverette said. “These close ball games that we have had the last three nights are going to help us in the end.”

Even with the second place finish Troy will advance to the state tournament in Montgomery on July 8.