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Miscues bring Barons' season to an end

St. Petersburg Catholic's Lyndsey McKenna slapped her leg in frustration as she stomped on first base.

By JOE SMITH
Published April 28, 2007


ST. PETERSBURG - St. Petersburg Catholic's Lyndsey McKenna slapped her leg in frustration as she stomped on first base.

Her line drive in the sixth had just been snagged by Trinity Prep rightfielder Marguerite Lapp, ending the Barons' final scoring threat.

Lapp's running catch symbolized the difference in Friday's semifinal, a 3-0 Trinity Prep win.

"They made the plays, " coach Tom Fabian said. "We didn't."

The Barons' five errors, including three in Trinity Prep's three-run sixth, proved pivotal in their season-ending loss.

SPC senior pitcher Deanna Henriott threw another gem, striking out 15 in scattering four hits. But the timely hits and clutch plays that brought the Barons to this point were noticeably absent.

"This team had a better season than any team we've had, " Fabian said. "I wanted to make sure the girls remembered that."

The Barons likely will remember the first inning, when they loaded the bases with two outs. But TP pitcher Heather White struck out Lindsey Miller to end the threat.

Joe Smith, Times staff writer