After a 9-0 win over Alvarado in the first district round, Lady Tiger softball upped the ante on Tuesday night.
Glen Rose (13-7-1, 5-1) won 10-0 in five innings in Alvarado to extend its winning streak to six games. The Lady Tigers finished with more hits (19-1) and fewer errors (0-1).
“We had great effort (Tuesday) and jumped out on them early with four in the first,” said coach Kiel Miller. “It could’ve really gotten out of hand, considering we had the bases loaded with no outs in the third and fourth and only came away with two runs. The girls hit the ball really well; everybody who went up to the plate got a hit.”
Madison Calvert (5 IP, 0 R, H, W, 7 K) barely missed a no-hitter.
“Madison pitched pretty well,” Miller said. “She got behind in the count early and then put that behind her. The girls made some outstanding plays for her.”
Four players had three hits, including Destiny Ponce (double, 2 singles, 2 RBIs), Alex Dahl (3 singles, RBI), Destiny Lewis (3 singles, RBI) and Cheyenne Harton (triple, 2 doubles).
“Cheyenne was outstanding with two doubles and a triple,” Miller said. “She kept leading off innings, which kept her from getting RBIs, but she hit the ball really hard. Destiny (Ponce) followed right behind Cheyenne with three hits, and Destiny Lewis got back on track with three hits. Alex also hit the ball well.”
Other hitters were Amber Ponce (double, single, RBI), Hannah Morales (2 singles, RBI), Calvert (triple, RBI), Page Green (single) and Shelby Rotan (single).
“They expected us to hit the ball hard and played their outfielders deep, which allowed for several shallow singles,” the coach said.
Miller mentioned a few quality defenders.
“Alex threw out a runner at second and had a good game behind the plate,” Miller said. “Cheyenne was good at first and Destiny (Lewis) played well at shortstop.”
The Lady Tigers will try to make it seven in a row on Friday when they host Venus at 7 p.m.
“We have to keep taking it one game at a time, and now that’s Venus,” Miller said. “If we play well, we shouldn’t have a problem.”