The Neosho Lady Wildcats fell behind 5-0 after 2 1/2 innings Tuesday against Central Ozark Conference Large rival Nixa en route to a 8-4 defeat.

The Neosho Lady Wildcats fell behind 5-0 after 2 1/2 innings Tuesday against Central Ozark Conference Large rival Nixa en route to a 8-4 defeat.
Neosho scored two runs in the third and one each in the fifth and seventh, unable to overcome that early deficit.
Mikayla Long and Tori Frazier swung a pair of heavy bats for the Lady Wildcats — Long drove in four runs on a pair of hits, while Frazier collected three hits and scored a pair of runs.
Long put the Lady Wildcats on the scoreboard with a two-out, two-run double in the third. Kaitlyn Hawkins and Amber Shepeard each singled to start the inning. Frazier’s groundout advanced Hawkins and Shepeard over 60 feet, where they remained until Long’s hit.
Long scored Frazier on a sacrifice fly in the fifth. Frazier beat out a bunt single, Sierra Jones found room for a bloop single, and Taylor Baker loaded the bases with another successful bunt.
Frazier led off the seventh with a triple on the first pitch. With two outs, Long came through with a RBI single.
The Lady Wildcats dropped to 6-7 overall and 2-3 COC Large. Neosho returned to action Thursday on the road against Republic, then play in the Adair Tournament on Friday and Saturday.