All-tournament team honoree Amber Lewis and Kim Ramos each had big weekends at the plate as Dublin tied for third place in the 16-team Eastland high school softball tournament over the weekend.
Ramos had three RBI, Lewis notched two and MeKyla Leatherwood also had two while winning the game in the circle in a 13-1 rout of eventual finalist Boyd in the pool play opener on Thursday.
The Lady Lions then tied Class 4A Stephenville, 2-2, in a four-inning contest in which Lewis drove in another run to go with an RBI by Kendra Cannon.
The Dublin bats were hot again in a 13-0 pounding of All-Saints in which Leatherwood picked up her second win of the tourney and Ramos and Kristin Raybourn each had a pair of RBI.
The 2-0-1 record, along with the number of net runs accumulated, gave Dublin the top spot out of its pool entering Saturday’s bracket play.
The Lady Lions shutout Millsap, 8-0 in the quarterfinal. Leatherwood was on point from the circle, getting out of a first-inning jam before completing the shutout while striking out five batters and allowing just four hits.
Ramos went 3-3 at the plate against Millsap, while Lewis was 2-3. Both had 2 RBI.
Powerhouse Early, which Dublin will face again in disrict play later this season, took the Lady Lions down, 10-6, in the semifinals, despite more solid hitting by Lewis and Ramos, as both went 2-3 and had an RBI.
Dublin had a scare in the loss when a foul ball smacked off the hand of catcher and .611 hitter Kayla Beck. She was taken to a hospital where, much to the relief of head coach Billy Young, it was determined the hand was only bruised.
When Beck left the contest, Lewis, who had pitched a scoreless first inning, was forced to move to catcher. Leatherwood took over in the circle and was charged with her only loss of the event.
The third-place game between the Lady Lions and Eastland was cancelled. Dublin returns to action at home on Tuesday against Glen Rose.