Determined to reach their Glen Rose Tournament final, the Lady Tigers battled Bosqueville on Friday afternoon and then Godley on Saturday morning.
Glen Rose (5-3-1) allowed just two hits in back-to-back-to-back games against Whitney, Bosqueville and Godley.
“We’re pitching real well right now; the only thing that’s hurt us has been the errors,” said coach Kiel Miller. “Pitchers are hitting their spots and keeping the ball low, plus we have some good runners in the outfield to track down balls that do make it out there.”
The Lady Tigers tied Bosqueville 5-5, as Glen Rose finished with more hits (7-2) and errors (5-4). The Lady Tigers actually led 4-0 going into the last inning, as they fell behind and then had to score a run to prevent a loss.
“The Bosqueville game was real frustrating because we just needed one out to get out of the fifth with the lead, but we failed to make several routine plays,” Miller said. “Errors kept us from getting the win.”
Madison Calvert (3 IP, H, 3 K) got the start, while Hannah Morales (2 IP, H, 3 W) came on in relief.
Destiny Ponce led the offense with two solo homers.
“Destiny is in a groove right now, and she has a lot of power,” Miller said. “If you pitch around her, we have several other girls that can make you pay. I think she’ll see fewer pitches as word gets out about what she’s doing.”
Other hitters included Alex Dahl (2 singles), Kelsy Massey (single, 2 RBIs), Shelby Rotan (single, RBI) and Cheyenne Harton (single).
“Alex has become a very consistent hitter, which has boosted our lineup,” the coach said. “This is the best she’s ever hit, and we’ll keep working so she can improve even more.”
The Lady Tigers then beat Godley 8-2 after winning the matchup 10-7 to open the season. Glen Rose finished with more hits (16-2) and fewer errors (2-4). The Lady Tigers scored seven of their runs in their last two at bats.
“It was weird to have 16 hits that were all singles, but credit Godley for having fast defenders to run down the ball,” Miller said.
Rotan (3 singles, RBI) and Calvert (3 singles) led the offense.
“Shelby has been working on her swing and she’s tracking the ball well now,” Miller said. “Madison is hitting the ball well, especially against Godley.”
Other hitters included Dahl (2 singles, 2 RBIs), Sydney Stegint (2 singles, 2 RBIs), Morales (2 singles, RBI), Amber Ponce (2 singles, RBI), Kelsy Massey (single, RBI) and Destiny Ponce (single).
“Sydney is a good hitter that has improved a lot over the last two years,” Miller said. “She’s making me play her. Hannah has consistently shown she’s a strong hitter, and I knew what I had with Amber offensively.”
Calvert (3 IP, 2 H, 4 K) got the start and Morales (2 IP, W, HBP, 4 K) finished the job in the circle.
This win put the Lady Tigers into Saturday’s tournament final for a rematch with Mart, and a recap of that ballgame will be posted shortly.