The S-T girls trailed 1-0 as Taft scored their lone run of the game in the top of the first. The local ladies answered to tie the contest in the bottom of the inning but then put the game away with a nine-run outburst in the home half of the second to jump in front 10-1. The big blow was a home run by Lady Cat Liana Gomez. It was a solo homer but got the Lady Cats going, according to head coach Ophelia De Los Santos.
On the mound, Dolores Hinojosa allowed only two hits while the defense took care of business. Only three Taft base runners reached base in the tilt.
Reagan Crittenden led the offense attack by going 3-3 at the plate, scoring three runs and stealing two bases. Dominique Vera also had a great showing, laying down an outstanding bunt and stealing one base.
The S-T girls closed out the game with two runs in the third and a single run in the fourth to lead 13-1 with the Taft girls getting one last chance in the top of the fifth to try and avoid losing by the 10-run rule. Hinojosa blanked the Lady ’Hounds in their final at-bats and took the easy win to even the S-T district record at 1-1.
“This was a much needed victory for the ladies after a tough loss to the Mathis Lady Pirates,” said De Los Santos.
Aerial Garcia, Hinojosa, Vera, Arrianna Arredondo, Amanda Tagle and Mari Martinez also had hits for the Lady Cats in the win.
The S-T girls were in Banquete on Tuesday night and will host George West on Friday night.