The black and orange jumped out to an 8-0 lead in the first inning and never looked back. Bloomington mustered two runs in the third inning but the pressure was too much.
Alyssa McMahan proved to be the thorn in the side of the opponent by pitching a stellar four innings. She struck out nine Bloomington batters and only walked one.
McMahan improved her record to 16-3. She went 2 for 2 at the plate with a 2 run home-run and a grand slam 6 RBIs.
Chelsea Lara, Shelby Bellows, Alexa Montemayor, Katie Bernal, and Brittney Gumm hit four extra base hits.
Refugio punished the visiting Cats with a .655 OBP and BA of .406. Fine defensive play by Brittney Torfin, Kristen Wise, Brittah Williams and Stormy Brock rounded out the solid performance.
The Lady Cats improve to 19-5 overall and 6-0 in district. The Junior Varsity Lady Cats defeated the visiting Bloomington team, 11-10.
Winning pitcher- Danielle Varela 2-0 with 2b, Alicia Davis 3b, Alicia Canchola, Brittney Breeden 2,1b all hit well for the Lady Cats.
Amber Orman, Amber Garcia, Kristen Resendez, Meagan Shaw, Hailey Moehr all scored runs to help the cause.
In a previous game that ended the first half of the season, the black and orange traveled to Skidmore-Tynan for the battle of the Lady Cats but the clash turned out to be one sided in favor of Refugio. The Refugio Lady Cats won the game 15-1.
“Refugio began with tremendous intensity, displaying the ferociousness of Refugio softball,” said Caoch David Cruhm.
Refugio scored five runs in the top of the first inning and put Skidmore in a vulnerable position.
Runs were tallied by Shelby Quintanilla, B Torfin (2 for 4), Bellows (2 for 4), Wise (3 for 4), and McMahan (1 for 3).
“These ladies displayed the true Lady Cat tenacity,” Cruhm said.
A 12-batter first inning made the game a little more relaxing for Refugio pitcher McMahan (15-3). McMahan kept Skidmore to one run on one hit.
Some insurance runs were added by Refugio with a hitting display that led to the final 14-run lead
The coaches noted outstanding hitting and defensive play by Brittah Williams (2 for 3), Montemayor (1 for 4), Bernal (2 for 3), Lara (1-2), Brock and Gumm (2 for 2).
“These girls solidified the Refugio attack,” Cruhm said.
The Refugio Lady Cats ended the first round 5-0, with an overall record of 18-5.