Notre Dame Takes First District Loss

The Notre Dame Lady Knights entered Thursday's game against rival Watauga Harvest Christian with a perfect 8-0 record in TAPPS District 1-1A/2A action, but nothing lasts forever.

The Lady Saints jumped all over a hurting Hayli Otto for three runs in the first inning and two more in the second, building a 5-0 lead on their way to a 9-3 victory.

Otto suffered a pinched nerve in her throwing shoulder in Tuesday's game at Arlington Fellowship, and her shoulder was covered in athletic tape, but she still went out and tried to help her team.

The Lady Knights did get a couple of runs back on a wild play in the second inning, when Kristin Mounsey, batting with runners on first and second, beat out a tapper to third. Sarah Majewski came in to score from second, as the throw got away from Lady Saints catcher Kayla Rodriguez, to make it 5-1.

After the ball got away, Jennifer Ozier made a move for third, and Rodriguez's throw got between shortstop Hannah Goble and third baseman Tia Orred and down the left-field line, allowing Ozier to score and make it 5-2.

After a scoreless top of the third, the Lady Knights threatened again, loading the bases in the third but were unable to score.

From there the Lady Saints outscored the Lady Knights 4-1 for the final margin.