“It came down to playing with a lot of heart and doing what was right even when it wasn’t asked of you,” Junior pitcher Aileen Lundquist said.
Lundquist struck out four, scored a run, and had a double and a triple. Junior Kalli Ferguson batted a triple and had an RBI. Sophomore Jurnee Jaramillo and Senior Maria Moncada each scored a run. While Junior Mariah Villareal had an RBI.
It came down to the bottom of the 7th inning when the Lady Badgers with Lundquist on the mound were on defense.
“I was thinking, ‘Lord, please help us,’” Junior Kalli Ferguson said. “I believe in all of my teammates. If there was any time that they needed to be on top of their game, the time would be now. I was running through all the possible scenarious that could happen and what each of us would have to do, and told myself, ‘Kalli, you better stop everything, catch everything and make the best throw of your life.’”
The desperation came after a disappointment last Tuesday night. The Lady Badgers faced a setback toward their playoff goals in their second meeting with Dilley, losing 7-1 on April 10.
Pitching, Junior Aileen Lundquist had 2 strikeouts, but the Lady Badgers could not contain the Lady Wolves’ offense. Sophomore Kayla Ramirez had the only run, helped by Sophomore Jurnee Jaramillo’s RBI. The Lady Badgers had a total of 3 errors.
The girls faced Three Rivers in their last regularly scheduled game of the season on Tuesday; results will follow in next week’s paper.