Dublin surrendered nine runs in the first two innings and never recovered in an 11-3 road loss to Coleman in District 8-2A softball action Tuesday night.

The Lady Lions, who fell to 10-7-1 overall and 2-1 in 8-2A, outscored Coleman 3-2 over the final 4-1/2 innings, but it wasn’t enough after falling behind early.

Dublin head coach Billy Young was forced to make a tough pitching decision with MeKyla Leatherwood still sufferring from the illness she fought off in Monday’s win against Comanche, and Amber Lewis feeling pain in her shoulder.

“Between the two I thought sickness would affect a pitcher less than an injured shoulder,” Young said of his decision to start with Leatherwood.  “But after the first two innings, we had to make a change.”

Lewis, the starting catcher for the Lady Lions, took over in the circle in the third and surrendered only two runs in Coleman’s final four at bats.

Dublin had a quiet night at the plate, where the Lady Lions were out-hit 7-5.  Lewis and Kim Ramos had the only extra base hits with a double and triple, respectively.

DHS breaks from league action this weekend and will host Eastland on Friday and Graford on Saturday.