Lady Mules vs. Shallwater (4-20-2016)
Rain postponed the Lady Mules softball game in Shallowater Tuesday afternoon. The game was rescheduled for 9:00 PM Wednesday night. The reason for such a late start was because the Area Track Meet was finishing up on Wednesday afternoon and some of the athletes were involved in both sports.
Crystal Flores gave up 11 hits to the district leading Shallowater Fillies, walked none, struck out none but the Lady Mules stranded nine Fillies on base. Three Lady Mule errors allowed Shallowater to score four runs in the bottom of the third inning. The Lady Mules lost to the Fillies 6-0.
The Lady Mules had no hits and only one base runner due to a walk. A double play quickly ended the Lady Mules only threat to score in the top of the fifth inning. The Lady Mules sent the minimum amount of batters to the plate.
Brittney Mendoza scooped up a ground ball at third base and threw across the diamond to Sasha Esparza at first base to get the first Filly batter of the game out. The second batter lined out to Flores in the pitching circle. The final batter of the inning flew out to Reagan Reynolds in center field.
A single and a double by the Fillies scored one run in the bottom of the second inning. A pop fly down the first baseline was caught by Esparza for the first Filly out. Mendoza charged a groundball and threw to first for the second out. Victoria Villalobos fielded a groundball to second base for the final out of the inning.
The error bug bit the Lady Mules in the third inning and allowed four Fillies to score after the first two Fillies were out. Only one other Filly scored after that. A fly ball to left field was tracked down by Brooklyn Beall for the final Filly out of the game.
The Lady Mules will play the third place Childress Lady Cats in a best two-of-three games for Bi-District April 29 and April 30.