One bad inning negated what could’ve been one good comeback for The Villages High School softball team on Monday night.
The Buffalo rallied from an early deficit for a tie through five innings, before stumbling in the final frame en route to an 11-6 loss to Lecanto at VHS.
The Villages (1-1 overall) gave up three first-inning runs and later found itself trailing 5-2 entering the home half of the fifth, but fought back with three runs of its own to knot the contest at 5-5.
The visiting Panthers (2-0) put up the biggest crooked number of the night in their final swings, however, tallying six runs on five hits — while taking advantage of three VHS errors and a wild pitch in the inning — to swipe the victory late.
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