By CLINT FOSTER
GLEN ROSE – The Mineral Wells Lady Rams’ brilliant season continued Saturday afternoon when catcher Hope Patterson came through with a thrilling two-run homer over the left field fence to beat the Glen Rose Lady Tigers, 4-2, in the final inning of game three in a best-of-three area playoff series between the two schools.
Patterson’s eighth home run of the season was a giant cherry on top of an already great game three, in which she finished 4-for-4, including an RBI double in the first inning to help the Lady Rams build a 2-0 lead early.
The Lady Tigers clawed back to force a 2-2 tie, but starting pitcher Allie Stephens kept her team in the game and ultimately earned the win thanks to some timely last-second hitting by Patterson and senior Bethany Allen.
The Lady Rams will advance to the third round of the Class 3A playoffs where they will face state-ranked Liberty Hill in a best-of-three series planned for Waco, this coming Friday and Saturday.
See full story in Tuesday’s Index.