Woodsboro earns sweep over Cowgirls
Floresville -- An eighth-inning homer for Woodsboro led
to the end of the season for the D’Hanis Cowgirls softball team
on Saturday, May 4. The Cowgirls fell to Woodsboro, 3-2, in the
second game of a best-of-three series at Floresville High School.
The Lady Eagles had won the series opener, 12-2, in six innings on
Thursday evening, May 2.
The losses end the Cowgirls’ District 30-A championship
season with a 19-12 record.
Woodsboro will now face Center Point in the 1A regional
Thursday’s series opener belonged to Woodsboro, and the Lady
Eagles took very little time getting started.
After the Cowgirls left two runners stranded in the top of the
first, Woodsboro answered with four runs in the bottom, and added
another in the second to go up 5-0.
D’Hanis got on the board in the third. Jackie Bedinghaus led
off with a bunt single, stole second and third and came home on
Kelly Taylor’s sacrifice fly to left.
Woodsboro replied with two unearned runs in the bottom of the
third to go ahead, 7-1.
The Cowgirls’ only other run came in the top of the fifth.
Taylor drew a one-out walk. After another walk to Lindsay Barton,
Sam Craft singled to right center to drive in the run.
Woodsboro got that run back in the bottom of the inning with a
solo homer by pitcher Jamie Wilson. Then they put the game away
with four unearned runs in the bottom of the sixth to put the
10-run rule into effect.
In the second game of the series Saturday, Woodsboro took a 2-0
lead in the top of the second.
The Cowgirls cut the gap in half in the fifth inning. Sarah
Craft hit a two-out single, stole two bases and scored on an
error. Facing elimination, D’Hanis tied the game in the bottom
of the seventh. Sarah Craft singled to lead off the inning, stole
second, and scored on an infield grounder by Barton.
Heading into extra innings, Wilson delivered at the plate again
for the the Lady Eagles, driving a leadoff solo homer over the
center field fence. Woodsboro put two more runers on base, but D’Hanis
got out of the inning with no further damage.
In the bottom of the frame, Tanehsa Sharp drew a leadoff walk,
but two strikeouts and a grounder back to the mound sealed the win