Callaway Middle loses heartbreaker on walk off from Carrollton

Published 10:24 pm Monday, September 19, 2022

Heartbreak. 

Callaway Middle let a lead slip away in the final inning of a 6-5 loss Monday to Carrollton, who walked the game off in the sixth inning. 

The Cavaliers took an early lead with a run in the top of the first inning when Ryleigh Seymour stole home. 

Carrollton took a 3-1 lead in the bottom of the third. 

The game was locked in a stalemate until Callaway scored two runs in the top of the fifth inning to tie the game. Seymour hit a single to drive in the first run of the inning before Jasmine Chavez hit a triple to drive Seymour home. Seymour had her fingerprints all over the game and finished 1-for-2 with two runs scored, an RBI and two walks. 

The game got even better for the Cavaliers in the top of the sixth inning when they retook the lead. Monroe Wiggins singled to drive in a run and give the Cavaliers the lead. Jaycee Brooks singled to drive in another run, but the Cavaliers left the bases loaded and ended up ruing their missed chances.

Carrollton walked it off with two outs in the bottom of the sixth. 

Ella Kelly was the star offensively for the Cavaliers. She was 3-for-3 in the game. Wiggins was 2-for-3 with an RBI to help lead the way.

Lilah Monteith got the start on the mound and pitched three innings, limiting Carrollton to two hits on three strikeouts.  Bella Cleveland came off the bench and pitched three innings while allowing three hits and two earned runs on six strikeouts.

The loss snapped a seven game win streak for Callaway. This was their second loss of the season to Carrollton.

Callaway fell to 11-4 overall.