A fourth inning outburst gave De Queen an 8-6 softball win over visiting Bauxite April 2.

The visitors took a 3-0 lead with two runs in the first and one in the second. The Lady Leopards got a run in the second and another in the third. The runs came in a bunch in the fourth.

With one out Kinley Runnels singled. Carlee Helms was safe on an error. Hannah Phillips singled to load the bases. Haylie Melendez was hit by a pitch, bringing in Runnels.

Bailey Ward singled to center, scoring Helms and Phillips. Lexi Taylor, who had homered in previous at-bat, drew an intentional walk to load the bases again.

Tatyana Tramble grounded into a force out at home, but then Sydney Hill sent a grounder into right field. Ward and Taylor scored. Madison Runnels followed with a single to left to bring in Tramble with the sixth run of the inning.

Bauxite managed a run in the fifth and two in the seventh, but never threatened to regain the lead.

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