After blowing by Grand Prairie with a 15-0 win in three innings Tuesday night, the Lady Panthers were stopped in their tracks by the Mansfield Lady Tigers in a 6-8 loss.
Mansfield opened the game by scoring three runs in the first inning, but went scoreless the next three innings. They then put together a four-run fifth to take a 7-0 lead over the Panthers.
Facing a major deficit, Midlothian needed to generate some runs if they intended to stay in the game and have a chance to win.
Those runs came in the sixth inning when the Lady Panthers put together a four-run inning. Rachel Jones led off and reached base on an error.
Delaney Wayland followed with a single. As Jones tried to make her way to third, she was thrown out, which was unfortunate for Carley Haizlip. She would have had a three-run shot over left-centerfield instead of two, but they were excited to get those two.
Those two runs put Midlothian down by five.
Two batters later, Emily Noah followed with a walk and Katie Daniel placed a single in right-center, which advanced Noah to second. Emily Kuser followed with a blast to right-center scoring Noah.
Daniel tried to also score, but was thrown out at the plate by the right-fielder. This caused the Lady Panthers to go into the seventh inning four runs down. The Lady Tigers added one more run to their total in the bottom of the sixth inning to give them an 8-3 edge.
The Lady Panthers had one more chance to generate some runs.
Robyn Gajdica hit a hard-hit ball to right-centerfield for a single. But two quick outs left the Lady Panthers with one out and needing five runs to tie and six to go ahead.
Once again, Wayland came up big and blasted a shot down the leftfield line, scoring Gajdica. Haizlip followed with a walk and Capell followed with a hit to right-center, scoring Wayland and Haizlip.
That made the score 8-6 with two outs. Noah kept things alive with a single to right field, but that would be it for the Panthers as a ground out ended the rally attempt.
Noah, who threw a no-hitter against Grand Prairie on Tuesday, struck out three and allowed just two earned runs in four and a third innings of work.
Wayland had two hits and scored twice. Haizlip homered and scored twice. Noah also had two hits and scored a run.
Midlothian (12-10, 3-2 in 7-5A) will host Desoto (0-5 in 7-5A) at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday as it tries to rebound.