The First Baptist Christian Academy Warriors did all the damage in four innings before the game ended on run rules in their 23-3 win over the O’Connell Lady Buccaneers on Thursday night at Bo Godinich Field in Galveston.
The Warriors scored seven runs in the second inning to take control and not look back. They scored 13 runs alone in the fourth to help put the game away.
“We have so many girls on our team and we were able to give the younger players some playing time tonight,” First Baptist Christian Academy head coach Jody Clark said. “It’s been a long time since we’ve played here.”
The nondistrict win saw the Warriors move to 6-2 overall while the Lady Bucs fell to 0-2.
Ali Dutton took the win for the Warriors in the circle. Brooke Cromie started at pitcher for O’Connell before being replaced by Abriel Casas in the fourth inning.
After Alex Garcia singled to left field and Rachel Ubernosky was walked, the Warriors used their strong base running to get a runner in scoring position in the top of the first inning. But they were unable to capitalize after Cromie struck out Codie Snelson and Sarra Rushing got out, leaving two runners stranded.
Dutton led off the second with a single before advancing to second base soon after. A Sarah Bailey single plated Dutton for the Warriors’ opening run. Carli Bolmanskie’s single scored Bailey soon after.
The Warriors capitalized on wild pitches to extend their lead.
A single by Ubernosky loaded the bases for the Warriors with two outs in the top of the second and Sarra Rushing plated Ramirez to extend the lead.
The Warriors pushed their lead to 7-0 when a single by Bailey led to a double-run play and it was still only the second frame.
Hit by pitches to Mary Claire Blackburn and Elizabeth Rojas after Ansley McCulloch was walked loaded the bases for the Lady Bucs in the bottom of the second.
Dutton’s wild pitch scored McCulloch to put O’Connell on the board and another wild pitch enabled Blackburn to slide home.
A sacrifice by Casas scored Rojas before the end of the second inning.
Ubernosky’s double into center field made it 12-3 in the top of the fourth and Snelson’s crack into deep center field for a double came after. The Warriors followed it up with nine unanswered runs.