Freshman McKay Hickman came home with the winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning as the Lady Trojans won their softball home opener 4-3 over Jackson last week. The win avenged a loss to the Lady Devils in the Spalding Invitational tournament.
Hickman, courtesy running for catcher Megan Carter, started the extra inning at second base per high school softball extra inning rules and advanced to third base on a bunt by Chloe Hubbard. Tyler Burnette popped out to second base. The Jackson second baseman tried to double Hickman off third but threw wildly, allowing Hickman to come home with the game winner.
The Lady Devils led the game 2-0 through five innings. Jessi McDaniel led off the Lamar half of the fifth with a triple and scored on Abby Walker's double. Walker scored on Hailey McKneely's double and McKneely scored the go ahead run on a base hit by Katelyn Robinson.