“We did a great job defensively keeping the game close until our bats came alive in the sixth and seventh innings. Everyone contributed in a big way, if not at the plate, defensively,” said head coach Anthony Ramirez.
The Lady Eagles scored first in the contest with a single run in the top of the second inning, but that would be all the runs they would get until the sixth frame.
The Lady Bulldogs tied the game in the bottom of the second and took the lead with another run in the home half of the third. It was a 2-1 game at the end of three innings with the Bulldogs holding on to the slim margin.
In the top of the sixth, the Pettus bats finally woke up. Three big runs came across as the Lady Eagles regained the lead at 4-2. Lady Eagle pitcher Hana Kruger stepped up and continued to blank the Bulldogs, and the PHS girls added two more runs in the seventh to take a 6-2 lead into their final at-bats.
Kruger again shut out the Bulldogs to end the contest and preserve the Pettus victory. The win improves the Lady Eagles’ district record to 6-4 and they hold a 14-4 season mark.
Tristian Moore went 2-4 in the win with one run. Third baseman Destiny Carrillo was also 2-4 with a big triple and two RBIs. Tierra Moore also had two hits in four trips to the plate with a double, one RBI and one run scored. Madi Garza went 3-4 with one RBI and one run in the win. Randi Arrisola came through with two hits in four plate appearances and one run scored.
The defense shined for the Lady Eagle. Kruger struck out six Bulldog hitters and relied on her defense to collect the other 15 outs. Abby Cantu at second, catcher Ashlynn Schauer, Garza in center and Tristian Moore as shortstop all had a great day in the field, according to their coach.
The Lady Eagles entertained the Yorktown Kittens on Friday night and will close out the regular season on Tuesday when they travel to Runge to face the Lady ’Jackets.