Houston shortstop Taylor Franklin was named to the Class 2 District 3 team.

The Houston softball team was one strike away from escaping a bases loaded jam. Unfortunately for the Lady Tigers, they didn’t.

Seymour got a bases-loaded walk and two-run single with two outs in the top of the seventh inning Tuesday to slip past Houston 8-5 on Carter Field.

It was the third loss in four days for the Lady Tigers (4-7), who finished fourth over the weekend at the Walnut Grove Tournament.

HHS senior Dani Sears almost got out of a bases loaded, none out mess in the seventh. She got a strikeout and infield fly for the first two outs. But after working the count full, she walked in a run and allowed a base hit as Seymour pushed across the game-winning runs.

Sophomore Autumn Walker had two of the Lady Tigers’ seven hits. Lizzy Swindell drove in a pair of runs.

Trailing 3-0, HHS scored four times in the third to take a brief lead. Walker knocked in a run with a single to left field, and Belle Knarr brought home another with a sacrifice fly. With two outs, Swindell singled to plate a pair of runs and put the Lady Tigers ahead by one.

After Seymour answered with two runs in the fourth, the Lady Tigers again tied it when Emily Harrison’s high fly ball bounced off the glove of the center fielder and over the fence.

On Friday, Knarr drove home a pair of runs in the Lady Tigers’ 5-4 victory over Dadeville to open tournament play. HHS then lost 5-2 to top-seeded Walnut Grove and was defeated 12-10 by El Dorado Springs in the third-place game.

Last Thursday, Kaylea Preheim had a pair of hits in Houston’s 17-2 four-inning win over Laquey.

Box scores

Tuesday’s game

SEYMOUR 8, HOUSTON 5

SHS 003 200 3 –– 8 6 0

HHS 004 100 0 –– 5 7 2

Houston (ab-r-h-bi) –– Walker 2b 4-1-2-1. Knarr c 3-0-0-1. TaFranklin 3-0-0-0. Swindell 1b 3-0-1-2. ToFranklin 3-0-1-0. Preheim lf 3-0-1-0. Harrison rf 3-2-1-0. Dodson cf 3-1-1-0. Crewse dp 2-1-0-0. Totals 27-5-7-4.

SF: Knarr. SB:TaFranklin, Dodson.

houston ip h r er bb so

Sears, L 7 6 8 5 9 8

Saturday’s games

EL DORADO SPRINGS 12, HOUSTON 10

HHS 001 81 –– 10 7 9 ESHS 113 7X –– 12 14 5

Houston (ab-r-h-bi) –– Walker 2b 3-1-0-0. Knarr c 2-1-0-0. TaFranklin ss 3-1-2-2. Swindell 1b 3-2-1-0. ToFranklin rf 3-1-2-2. Preheim 3b 1-1-0-0. Harrison cf 3-1-2-2. Dodson lf 2-1-1-1. McCloud dp 1-1-0-0. Totals 21-10-7-7.

2B: TaFranklin. 3B: ToFranklin. SB: TaFranklin 2, McCloud, Dodson. CS: ToFranklin

LP: Sears.

WALNUT GROVE 5, HOUSTON 3

HHS 000 03 –– 3 3 2

WGHS 022 1X –– 5 12 1

Houston (ab-r-h-bi) –– Walker 2b 2-0-0-0. TaFranklin ss 3-1-1-2. Swindell 1b 2-0-0-0. ToFranklin rf 2-0-0-0. Preheim 3b 2-0-0-0. Knarr c 2-0-1-0. Harrison lf 2-1-1-0. Dodson cf 1-1-0-0. Crewse dp 1-0-0-0. Totals 17-3-3-2.

3B: TaFranklin. SB: Walker.

LP: Sears.

Friday’s game

HOUSTON 5, DADEVILLE 4

DHS 100 30 –– 4 7 1

HHS 310 01 –– 5 3 1

Houston (ab-r-h-bi) –– Walker 2b 3-1-1-1. TaFranklin ss 2-1-1-0. Swindell 1b 3-0-0-0. ToFranklin rf 1-1-0-0. Preheim 3b 1-1-0-0. Knarr c 1-0-1-2. Harrison lf 1-0-0-0. Dodson cf 2-0-0-0. Crewse dp 1-1-0-0. Totals 15-5-3-3.

2B: TaFranklin. SB: McCloud 2, Crewse 2, TaFranklin, ToFranklin, Preheim.

WP: Sears.

Thursday’s game

HOUSTON 17, LAQUEY 2

Laquey 003 0 –– 2 2 3

HHS 523 7 –– 17 7 0

Houston (ab-r-h-bi) –– Walker 2b 1-3-1-1. TaFranklin ss 2-3-1-1. Swindell 1b 2-2-1-0. ToFranklin 0-2-0-0. Preheim 3b 4-2-2-1. Knarr c 2-2-1-1. Dodson cf 3-1-0-1. Harrison lf 3-0-0-0. Crewse dp 1-2-1-0. Totals 18-17-7-5.

2B: Walker. SB: TaFranklin 3, Preheim 2, McCloud 2, Crewse 2, Walker, Swindell.

WP: Sears.

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