Although the JV Lady Eagles came up on the short end of the score, it was nothing less than a very proud and exciting night for Woodsboro softball.
The John Paul Lady Centurions took advantage of some fielding miscues and snuck past the JV Lady Eagles 3-2.
“I am proud of our young girls and the effort they gave us tonight,” said Coach Jaime Cano. “We have a little bit of work to do, but the only way to get better is to keep playing. We came out hitting the ball well and I think our miscues finally got the better of us. This is the very first time a lot of these girls have played under this type of intensity. Believe me; playing on our field in front of a big crowd can be intimidating for anyone. I still get nervous sometimes.”
John Paul jumped out to an early 1-0 lead after their first at bat. Woodsboro came right back as Kasie Fierova recorded the very first hit and run scored for the Lady Eagle JV program.
John Paul added two runs in the top of the third to take a 3-1 lead. In their last bat, Woodsboro pushed one run across and ended the game with the tying run on first base.
Freshman pitcher Malorie Nesloney recorded 13 strikeouts in just three innings of work. For those of you trying to figure out how this is possible, a batter can advance to first base if the third strike is not caught. The batter must then be tagged or thrown out at first base.
The pitcher is still given credit for the strikeout. Nesloney also did not give up a hit in the loss.
Fierova recorded 1-hit and 1-run; Melinda Hernandez 1-run; Tiffany Friedrichs 1-hit and 1-RBI; and Jennifer Elizardo 2-stolen bases.
The JV Lady Eagles will travel to Beeville this weekend to participate in the Beeville JV Classic tournament.