Soddy-Daisy, Meigs County fall in softball's opening round

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - A pair of late-inning collapses cost the two Chattanooga-area softball teams that opened Spring Fling competition Tuesday evening.

After rallying from two runs down to tie the game in the sixth inning, Soddy-Daisy gave up an unearned run with two outs in the bottom of the seventh in a 3-2 loss to Lexington in the first round of the Class 3A tournament.

Meigs County jumped out to an early two-run lead but couldn't hold it, allowing runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings in a 5-2 loss. The Lady Tigers (23-6), who got RBI hits from Lainey Fitzgerald and Sierra Howard in the first inning, will face Loretto in Wednesday's loser's bracket at 12:30, while Soddy-Daisy (34-8) plays Brighton Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the AAA loser's bracket.