The Texas City Lady Stings had little to no trouble putting away their rivals from Galveston in an 11-0 win over the Ball High Lady Tors in six innings on Tuesday night at home.
Playing in the District 23-5A contest, the Lady Stings’ outfield held the Lady Tors without a run.
Texas City moved to 2-0 in district play while Ball High fell to 1-1.
“It was a very good district win for us,” said Texas City head coach Jennifer Oregbesan. “Ball High always plays with intensity.”
Sydney Moore pitched the entire game for the Lady Stings. Janae Girouard was in the circle for the Lady Tors.
The Lady Stings had nine hits while Ball High had five.
Deborah Jaeger, Makenzie Nevil, Brooke Howard and Moore each had two hits for the Lady Stings.
Marikate Maggio had two hits for the Lady Tors.
“Our defense did well,” Oregbesan said. “Our communication was great tonight. We had great energy from the dugout.”
Jaeger’s leadoff triple led to Texas City’s first run of the night when Mya Holmes used a sacrifice to put the Lady Stings in front.
Nevil got on base with her single to right field in the bottom of the second inning. Shortly after, Lily Reid earned a walk and Howard’s hit plated Nevil to give Texas City a 2-0 lead.
The Lady Stings managed to double their lead with a two-run showing in the third frame.
Jaeger and Moore both added to the Lady Stings’ lead with runs in the third frame.
Facing two outs, a single by Nevil scored Holmes in the bottom of the fifth inning.
The Lady Stings scored six runs in the sixth inning to put the game away.
Moore’s single off a bunt loaded the bases in the sixth frame with no outs for Texas City.
A sacrifice from Holmes scored Howard. Jade Arroyo’s hit on a pitch once again loaded the bases shortly after, and Jaeger scored off a wild pitch for a 7-0 lead.
Tavery Ortiz’s walk loaded the bases and Nevil’s base hit added to the lead.
A Ball High error led to a two-run play to end the game early.
“I told the girls to stay in the zone and not get upset about anything,” Oregbesan said. “It was a team effort and as long as everybody was working hard together, we can pull it off no matter who we’re playing against.”