The season opened with a weekend, four-game series in Laredo and the CBC ladies swept the four-game set to begin with a nice 4-0 cushion.
The Lady Cougars were to play in Fort Worth at the Cowtown Tournament last weekend but Mother Nature laid a blanket of snow on the area, making it a little too tough to get out there.
CBC coach Roxnne Aguirre scrambled to pick up a couple of games and wound up in Port Arthur to meet Lamar State.
The Lady Cougars won the opening game of the doubleheader, 10-9, in a slugfest between the two teams. Each team had one huge inning and the Lady Cougars prevailed.
The CBC offense was led by the bat of Teisha Flowers, who powered a double and a home run in the contest. The round-tripper came in the Cougars’ big inning. The local ladies struck for seven runs in the fourth inning to gain the lead. Lamar led early on, 7-2, with the help of a five-run third inning.
Aimee Evans and Allison Walton also had hits in the fourth and the Lady Cougars benefitted from a couple of Seahawk errors. After four complete, the Lady Cougars held a 9-8 advantage and held on for a final 10-9 victory over the Lady Seahawks.
In the second game of the day, the CBC ladies were overpowered by the pitching performance turned in by the Lamar hurler. The complete game shutout provided the home team a 8-0 win and gave the Lady Cougars their first loss of the season.
The Lady Cougars will have a rematch with the Laredo Palominos on Feb. 26 (in Laredo) and Feb. 27 in Beeville. The CBC home games are scheduled to be played at the A.C. Jones High School field.