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Lady Eagles go 3-2 at KA tourney
by Henry Balderamas
Mar 20, 2009 | 272 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Woodsboro Lady Eagles traveled south last week to participate in the Kingsville Academy Tournament. The Lady Eagles played five games in three days, winning three and dropping two for a fourth place win.

Woodsboro defeated 3A West Oso, 2A Odem, and 2A Donna Idea Academy before falling to 2A Bishop and 3A Ingleside.

“The girls did everything I asked of them,” said Coach Jaime Cano. “Once again we were not at full strength but, as I have stated before that is no excuse. We were pleased that we made it to the last day of the tourney.”

The coach said the girls are entered into tournaments to play quality games against good teams.

“As far as we are concerned there are three seasons: preseason, district, and the playoffs,” Cano said. “All we want to do is get ready for district and to be playing our best ball during district and hopefully into the playoffs.”

Freshman pitcher Malorie Nesloney took advantage of her second varsity start and threw a no-hitter against the West Oso Lady Bears. The 70-minute first round games end as quickly as they begin and Nesloney kept the Lady Bears in check as her team supplied great defense and an even better offense to beat West Oso 11-0.

Game two brought a playoff tested Odem Lady Owls team. The Lady Owls made this an interesting game but, Kaitlin McCool ended that interest when she hit a line drive down the left-field line that rolled all the way to the fence for an inside the park grand slam home run giving Woodsboro a 5-4 victory.

Game three saw the Lady Eagles have no problem in disposing of the Donna Idea Academy 18-0. Megan Carter threw the second no-hitter of the tournament for Woodsboro.

Familiar foe, Bishop Lady Badgers, was up next for Woodsboro. The Lady Eagles could not get their bats going and committed five costly errors for a 6-0 loss.

The loss put Woodsboro in the third place game against Ingleside.

Woodsboro hung tough with the Lady Mustangs who fell behind 2-0 early in the game but the Mustangs came back to tie the game in the top of the sixth inning.

In the bottom of the sixth inning, two controversial calls put the Lady Eagles in a hole with two runners on and no outs. Two errors brought in four Ingleside runs, giving them the win, 6-2.

“We had two really close calls that I felt were ours, but they went Ingleside’s way,” said Cano. “That is just the breaks of the game. We hung in there with them and we had a chance to take the lead, but we just could not get it going.”

The coach said the game losing game provided some situations that the team will work on and gain from.

“We have two more good challenges before district play starts and we look forward to getting back on track and playing our brand of ball,” Cano said.

Kaitlin McCool: 7 hits, 6 RBI, 7 runs, 5 stolen bases; Chelsea Bluemel 4 hits, 3 RBI, 4 runs, 2 stolen bases; Lacie Jochetz 3 hits, 4 RBI, 5 runs, 1 stolen base; Megan Carter 5 hits, 5 RBI, 4 runs; Melissa Cisneros 4 hits, 1 RBI, 3runs; Samantha Lopez 3 runs; Mallory Jessop 3 hits, 2 RBI, 2 runs, 1 stolen base; Meagan Niemann 2 hits, 2 RBI, 2 runs; Bria Brown 2 hits, 2 RBI, 4 runs, 1 stolen base; Valerie Balderamas 2 hits, 1 RBI, 1 run; Trista Yanez 1 stolen base.

Carter pitched 20 innings, 24 strikeouts, and one no hitter.

Nesloney pitched 3-innings with 2-strikeouts, and a no-hitter.
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