The Lady 'Dawgs took Oxford down to the wire but were unable to complete their rally, falling 6-5 Friday night.
Down 6-3 in the seventh, New Albany posted three straight hits, including an RBI double by Jalanna Cameron. A passed ball with runners in scoring position brought home one more run with two outs, but the Lady 'Dawgs would leave one runner stranded at the end.
The Lady Chargers built a 3-0 lead, scoring one run in three straight innings and capitalizing off several New Albany miscues. A three-run shot by Moe Pegues made it a 6-0 game in the fifth, but New Albany would answer with three runs in the bottom half.
The Lady Bulldogs had three hits in that fifth frame, starting with a leadoff single by Lauren Cavender. The freshman would later score off a triple by Brooke Sides and Kayla Pavlick followed with an RBi single. Sides, Pavlick and Shannon Goode each had two hits for the Lady Bulldogs while Pegues, Kyla Malone and Aulysha Booker had multiple hits for Oxford.
New Albany drops to 9-10 (2-5) and will host Pontotoc on Monday.