Clear Creek’s pitcher Megan Lee dazzled in a shutout victory over the Friendswood Mustangs, 3-0, to remain undefeated in District 24-6A.
Clear Creek’s head coach Andrea Cash said she couldn’t be happier with the way that her team has started district play but is nervous since they only have one game during spring break.
“It’s excellent, this district is so tight and so tough, it could be any given day someone can be coming up to get you,” said Cash. “My concern is the spring break. We’ve never had one game, this a first for me in 30 years.”
The Wildcats scored the first runs of the game with a two-run home run to center field by Lindsey Leistad. The Wildcats would load the bases after the home run, but a miscue derailed the Wildcats’ chances of adding more runs. The Wildcats Pam Richardson left base early after Grace Hahn caught the ball for an out.
“She was called leaving too early, but me and my assistant thought it was close,” said Cash on Richardson being called out. “I talked to her about it, and we both thought she was going to drop it.”
The Wildcats added some insurance in the sixth inning when Ashley Ramber hit a screaming RBI single to center field to bring in Cece Huff. The Wildcats had two batters on base before Ramber got her RBI. Huff reached base by being hit by Friendswood’s pitcher Haven Franks with the ball. Jessica Skladal reached base on a single to left field.
Cash saw one thing that she would like her team to improve on and that is base running.
“I want us to be aggressive,” said Cash. “We are going to talk about that because you can’t be afraid to tag. Those balls were deep they have to tag on those.”
Lee pitched a complete game giving up two hits and striking out seven.
Franks did a nice job of getting out of jams. The Wildcats had runners in scoring position in the second and fifth inning, but she was able to get out of it.