PEASTER – Any and all playoff dreams for the Lady Tigers were quickly put to bed Friday evening by the No. 17 Peaster Lady Greyhounds. Peaster plated 11 runs in the first two innings of the eventual 12-2 run-rule win over visiting Glen Rose.
The Lady Tigers mustered four hits – three by catcher Page Green and a Sydney Lozier RBI single – and eight base runners. Four of the 13 Lady Greyhound hits went for extra bases and eight of their 12 runs were earned.
Glen Rose scored its first run in the top of the second inning when a Lozier single to left field scored Aubrey Starnes. Starnes reached via one of four Peaster errors.
The Lady Tigers capitalized on another Lady Greyhound miscue in the third inning after a single by Green, her second of three, moved Sabrina Watson into scoring position. Watson, who had reached on a fielding error, scored on a pass ball after she swiped third base. She is now a perfect eight-for-eight on stolen base attempts this season.
While the team has been eliminated from playoff contention, there are several single-season records within grasp for a handful of Lady Tigers.
Green needs 13 hits to pass the 46-hit record set by Taya Vasquez in 2014, six doubles to best Vasquez’s high-water mark of 13 set the same year and is currently tied with Destenie Lewis, Watson and two former Lady Tigers – Amber Ponce and Shelby Tankersley – for the school record of two triples in a season.
The next of the law firm of Watson, Green and Lewis to slug a three-bagger will hold the record outright.
Green’s .550 batting average is also currently on pace to break Teryl Dunn’s school-record .530 season average.
Watson (24), Lewis (24) and Green (26) are all within sight of the current single-season record for runs scored. Lewis is the current record holder after she scored 32 runs during the 2014 season.
Left fielder Madi Gibson is currently tied with two single-season power numbers.
Gibson’s five home runs has her knotted with Cheyenne Horton and her 28 RBI have already matched the record set by Lewis during the same 2014 season. The right-handed slugger also needs two home runs to break Horton’s career mark of eight.
Freshman Courtney Morris needs three walks to tie Watson’s school-record (20) set in 2014 and is five strikeouts away from breaking the single-season school-record 68 accumulated by Jesse Calkins.
As a team, the Lady Tigers have already set a new school record for triples in a season (8) and are two home runs shy of tying the school record of 14 set by the 2014 team.
(10-15, 4-6) Glen Rose will return to the diamond Tuesday at home against No. 3 Brock. The Lady Eagles won the previous meeting 11-1.