The Izard County Lady Cougars plated two runs late in the game, but it wasn't enough to prevent the Gosnell Lady Pirates from posting a 6-3 victory in the opening-round of the fifth annual Rebel Rumble April 3 at Ash Flat Ball Park.
The Lady Cougs scored the game's first run in the top of the first inning, but Gosnell moved ahead to stay with two runs with two outs in the home-half of the frame.
Izard County errors helped Gosnell's cause, as the Lady Pirates' first run came on a bobbled infield hit that allowed a run to score on the play.
Gosnell's second run of the first came across on a steal of home on a dropped third strike that the batter beat out to first.
The Lady Pirates extended their lead to 4-1 on an RBI-double, along with a throwing miscue, in the bottom of the second.
A pair of run-producing hits in the home half of the third raised Gosnell's cushion to 6-1.
But the Lady Cougars were not quite ready to throw in the towel.
Izard County started off the bottom of the fourth with a base-on-balls, followed by a single from Amanda Perkins and another walk that loaded the bases.
Courtney Bookout looped a hit to left-center that was dropped, bringing home a run for the Lady Cougars on the play.
The Lady Cougars' last run of the four-inning affair came one hitter later on a sacrifice fly from Stephanie Shrable that plated Perkins.
Gosnell stopped the damage with a strikeout, ending the game with a 6-3 victory over Izard County.
The Lady Cougars were then knocked out of the tourney with a loss to the Rivercrest Lady Colts.