Titans topple Lady Trojans, Beeville JV girls defeat visitors
by Bruce Harper
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BEEVILLE – The Lady Trojan softball teams split with the visiting Victoria East Titans on Tuesday night.

The JV Lady Trojans jumped out to an early lead and went on to an easy 11-4 victory over the young Lady Titans.

The varsity contest was a well-played affair with the visitors getting three runs in the third to escape with a 3-0 win over the Lady Trojans.

In the JV contest, Beeville scored four runs in the bottom of the first to take the early lead. The Titans cut the deficit in half with two runs in the top of the second. The Lady Trojans added a single run in the second and then exploded for six runs in the third to put the game out of reach.

The big inning was highlighted by just three base hits, but the Titans pitchers hit four Lady Trojans in a row with pitches and later in the inning hit another Beeville batter. One walk and three hits combined to help score a limit of six runs.

Victoria scored two runs in the fourth but the time limit expired, and the game went in the books as a 11-4 JHS victory.

The Lady Trojan defense turned two double plays in the contest and they also made the routine plays in the win.

“Christina Alcorta and Ciera Gonzales had a couple of ground balls each and were able to make the throw to Teresa Trevino at first for the outs. Amanda Garza did an excellent job on the mound,” said coach Amanda Escobedo.

“My girls played with a lot of intensity and pride.”

In the varsity contest, the Lady Trojans could not solve the Titan pitchers. Beeville got just two hits in the game and struck out 10 times. Andrea Briseno singled to lead off the third. Pinch runner Raelyn Arrisola got all the way around to third but was stranded as the final Beeville batter in the inning grounded out to shortstop.

Ally Gonzales picked up the second and final Beeville base hit in the fifth. It was a two-out single to right. She was left on base as the next batter rolled out to second.

The Titans took advantage of a leadoff walk in the third to jump-start their offense against Beeville hurler Rebecca De Los Santos. A sacrifice bunt followed, and the throw to first went wide, putting runners at second and third. A single to center drove in both runs, and one final run came across home plate on one more Titan base hit later in the inning.

De Los Santos struck out six Lady Titan hitters and allowed five hits and just the one walk in the third.

“The Lady Trojans did play well; we handle adversity and played a good team. The girls should hold their heads high and focus on the next team,” said head coach Alan Burkett.

“We learn from our mistakes and practice what we didn’t do well and know mentally and physically that we will be ready the next game.”

The Lady Trojans were in Port Lavaca on Friday to meet the Sandies. The girls will close out their season next week. On Tuesday night, the Calallen Ladycats will pay a visit here, and on Thursday the Lady Trojans will travel to Tuloso-Midway to tangle with the Cherokees in the season finale.
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