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South Callaway didn't have many opportunities against California on Friday as the team lost 5-2 to the Lady Pintos.

The Lady Bulldogs (3-2) were held without a hit until the sixth inning, when they scored their two runs, with only two reaching base up until that point.

California's Ellie Clay was stingy over her seven innings, allowing three hits, two earned runs and one walk. She struck out 12 batters.

South Callaway freshman McKenzie Laughlin also allowed two earned runs in her six innings of work, with three unearned, and also surrendered seven hits and four walks.

Two of those walks would hurt the Lady Bulldogs as California (4-6) had its first run on a wild pitch before adding an RBI double in the third and three runs in the fifth, aided by an error.

Clay had two strikeouts already in the sixth, along with a hit by pitch, until South Callaway strung together three straight singles to cut the California lead to 5-2. Senior Grace Pontius, junior Alaney Miller and freshman Reagan Arrowood hit safely, with Miller and Arrowood credited for the RBI.

The next four Lady Bulldogs were retired and that ended the game.

South Callaway will return home Monday for a 5 p.m. game against Hermann (0-6).

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