Tigerettes corraled by City View
It’s been said that hitting is contagious.
City View’s softball team proved that at a most opportune time Tuesday morning, stroking out four hits in a five-run seventh inning which enabled the Lady Mustangs to pull away and eventually post a closer than it looked 9-2 win over Jacksboro.
The host Tigerettes slip to 5-13 overall and 0-4 in District 8-3A while the visitors go to 12-5-1 and 2-2. Jacksboro Coach John Bennett said his squad’s defense in the fateful inning left a lot to be desired.
“There were a couple plays we needed to make that we didn’t,” Bennett said following the two hour contest. “We’re better than what we’re showing, that’s for sure.”
Jacksboro was coming off a 13-0 road loss to Henrietta the day before where it picked up just three hits. After getting a double play to end the Lady Mustang first, Jacksboro picked up singles from Trinity Tisdale and Maylan Armstrong. It wasn’t to be as the next two hitters struck out to keep the game scoreless.
For the game, the Tigerettes outhit the visitors 10-9 but City View took advantage of four errors and five walks to aid its offense.
City View used an error to get on the board in the second. Jacksboro got the run back in the third when Tisdale took an 0-1 pitch over the wall in left center. Armstrong’s second single of the game was for naught as an infield groundout kept the game knotted at one.
The Lady Mustangs used singles by Mackenzie Cave and Asialea O’Neal and a groundout to take a 3-1 lead in the fourth. Pitcher Alex Cave aided her cause in the fifth with a one-out RBI single for a 4-1 cushion. Carly Hart’s double in the fourth and Baylee Anderson’s two-out single in the fifth were for naught as the Lady Mustangs got out of jams.
Jacksboro looked to rally in the sixth, using singles by Drennan and Leah Plaster along with a Hart walk to load the sacks with one gone. It wasn’t to be as the next two hitters were set down to end the frame.
RBI singles by the Cave girls and an error brought all five runs home before Armstrong retired a pair of hitters to end the frame.
Armstrong aided her own cause with a two out double off the left field wall in the seventh. Drennan brought her home with a single but was thrown out at second to end the game.
Jacksboro has the rest of the week off but returns home Tuesday to face Nocona. Gametime is 5 p.m.