SHENANDOAH – One timely hit was all Barbers Hill needed to take a 3-0 win against Santa Fe on Friday at College Park High School and end the Lady Indians’ season.
The victory gave the top-ranked Eagles a sweep of the Region III-4A semifinal series and a berth in next week’s finals against Pearland Dawson or Elgin.
Santa Fe pitcher Shelbi Sunseri held Barbers Hill scoreless through the first four innings by getting key outs when she needed them.
Scoring threats were prevalent for the Eagles in that span. They left seven runners on base in the opening four innings, including five in scoring position.
Barbers Hill had the bases loaded with two outs in the fifth. This time, they had the right batter at the plate.
Courtney Fisher cleared the sacks with a double off the right field wall, giving the Eagles all the run support they needed.
It was fourth hit of the series for Fisher in six at bats.
She collected three extra-base hits and drove in five runs.
Santa Fe’s batters were more patient and selective against Barbers Hill pitcher Randi Rupp in Friday’s contest than they were in Game 1.
The Indians managed two hits and drew three walks but were unable to come through with runners on base.
Santa Fe’s best scoring opportunity of the series came in the second inning when walks to Lacey Smith and Kayla Tisdale and a single from Haley Chavez loaded the bases with two outs.
Rupp escaped the jam with a strikeout, one of seven she had in the contest.
Shelbi Doherty had the other hit for the Indians.