The Lady Eagles thrashed Goliad 13-2, then blasted Freer 13-1. In the nightcap the Lady Eagles fell to George West 6-1.
On Friday morning the Lady Eagles had a rough start losing to West Oso in a close 5-4 game, then beat longtime state powerhouse Shiner 5-2 to complete their five games for the tournament.
The Lady Eagles hosted the Goliad Lady Tigers in the opening game on Thursday. The Lady Eagles struck first with a single by Chelsea Bluemel and an RBI double by Megan Carter to bring the first inning score 1 to 0.
In the second inning Bria Brown led off the second with a walk then moved to third on a fielders choice to Malorie Nesloney and walk to Ashley Barraza.
With bases loaded Bluemel hit a 2 RBI double center field. Hannah Carmichael hit an RBI single to score Barraza. With two runners on, Carter blasted another 2 RBI double to the fence to make the score 6-0. In the third inning the Lady Tigers were able to push 2 runs across to make the score 6-2.
In the bottom of the third the Lady Eagles went on a hitting barrage with back-to-back singles by Mallory Jessop and Melissa Cisneros. Brown then sacrifices them over a base. With two runners on Nesloney hit a shot to left center for a 2 RBI stand-up double.
With runners in scoring position, Bluemel got a walk to load them up for Niemann that gets on a fielders choice to load them up.
Carmichael hit RBI single to keep the bases loaded. Carter then blasts a 3RBI double to centerfield. Jessop gets an RBI single to score Carter from second making the final score 13 to 2. Carter pitched a one hitter with six strikeouts.
In the next game against the Lady Bucs of Freer the hitting clinic continued. Bluemel led off with a double then an error on the centerfielder to put Niemann on base and an RBI single by Jessop. Carter hit a base clearing double.
Nesloney and Barraza each hit a single and Kati Perez loading the bases with a walk. Then Bluemel got an RBI walk followed by an RBI walk to Niemann. With the bases loaded Jessop unleashed a 3 RBI stand-up triple to clear the bases.
Carter then hit an RBI double to make the first inning score 10-0. The lone score by Freer came on three consecutive walks and a wild pitch by Malorie Nesloney.
The Lady Eagles then strike again in the third inning with Bluemel leading off with a walk then an RBI double by Niemann to score Bluemel.
Niemann then scores when the centerfielder misplays a Jessop hit up the middle making the score 12-1.The Lady Eagles score a single by Barraza and a fielder’s choice, then a single by Bluemel to make the final score 13-1. Nesloney pitched a no hitter with 8 strikeouts for the Lady Eagles.
In the nightcap, the Lady Eagles faced the George West Lady Horns. The Lady Eagles were unable to continue their hitting dominance against the George West pitching, and a few costly errors by the home team.
The lone score came when Bria Brown was hit by a pitch and moved to third on a pass ball and walk to Barraza. With runners in scoring position, freshman Kati Perez hit an RBI single to right field for the Lady Eagles only hit of the game. The final score was 6-1.
On Friday the Lady Eagles faced the Lady Bears of West Oso bright and early. Putting 2 runs on the board first when Bluemel reached first on an error by the first baseman and RBI singles by Jessop and Brown, to make the score 2-0.
In the second inning of play the Lady Eagles were able to push across two more runs when Trista Yanez, Perez, and Barraza received consecutive walks. Bluemel then hit an RBI single to make the score 4-0.
In the third inning the Lady Eagles were unable to keep the Lady Bears off the scoreboard giving up 2 runs making the score 4- 2 in favor of Woodsboro. With time running out in the bottom half of the last inning the Lady Bears were able to push across 3 runs to defeat the Lady Eagles 5-4.
In the final game of the tournament the Lady Eagles would face a team that has been a dominant force in 1A softball, including a state championship in 2008, the Shiner Lady Comanche’s. The Lady Eagles would strike first by virtue of a coin toss; the Lady Eagles were the visiting team.
Leading off with a single was Bluemel followed by Niemann and moving over a base on a pass ball by the Shiner catcher. Bluemel scored on a fielder’s choice hit by Jessop. Then Niemann scored on an error by the catcher to make the score 2-0. The Lady Eagles gave up a run in the bottom half inning to make the score 2 to 1.
The Lady Eagles would strike again in the top of the third inning when Jessop lead off with a walk and Carter drove an outside pitch to right field for an RBI double. Carmichael then let loose for an RBI triple to score Carter.
Carmichael then scored on a fielder’s choice to bring the score 5 to 1. The Lady Comanche’s would score one more run in the bottom half of the third inning to make the score 5 to 2. The Lady Eagles ended the tournament with three wins and two losses. Carter had complete game win with 6 strikeouts.
The Tournament winner was Kingsville Academy followed by George West in second place and Goliad in third followed by Woodsboro in fourth.
The all tournament team included Most Valuable Player Pitcher Carla Noel of Kingsville Academy, all tourney team Christina Escobedo, Maranda Gonzales and Danielle Gonzales of Kingsville Academy. George West had Maggie Hamm, Marley Snider, and Salina Chapa; Goliad placed Cheyenne Gonzales, Janna Castro, and Valerie Holman, Woodsboro Lady Eagle Megan Carter and Lizzy Valdez of West Oso rounded out the all tournament team.