(Orange, Texas)

March 4, 2013

Lady Bears prep for 20-4A in College Station event

Van Wade
The Orange Leader

COLLEGE STATION — No question about it, the Little Cypress-Mauriceville Lady Bears found some nice tests competing in the College Station Tournament over the weekend as they face a grueling District 20-4A schedule this week.

The Lady Bears (15-4, 1-0), who host 20-4A rivals Port Neches-Groves tonight and Nederland on Friday, took four out of six games at the prestigious College Station Tournament over the weekend.

LC-M defeated Marble Falls 3-0 in their opener. Kassie James went 2-for-3 at the plate with two runs batted in while Mikaela Stegall was 2-for-4 and scored twice. Raven Cole got the win on the hill, striking out six and allowing four hits.

The Lady Bears blanked Victoria East 12-0 as LC-M pounded out 10 hits. Blyth Ferguson had a grand slam home run while Cole had a solo blast. Cole went 2-for-3. Stegall was 2-for-3 with three runs scored. James and Chelsea McLain each went 2-for-2.

The Lady Bears blasted Magnolia West 14-1.

Hope Russell got the win on the mound as she allowed four hits in six innings.

Russell, James and Taylor Fraccastoro all hit home runs. Fraccastoro was a perfect 4-for-4 with three RBI. Russell was 2-for-4 with two RBI. Danielle Deramus went 2-for-3 with two runs while Stegall went 2-for-4.

LC-M fell to Nacogdoches 7-4. Both teams had seven hits. Cole, who struck out six, absorbed the loss.

McLain had a hit and two RBI. Morgan Babineaux was 2-for-3 while Stegall went 2-for-4.

LC-M defeated Henderson 13-5, pounding out 14 hits in the win.

Cole, Fraccastoro and Kayleigh Roy all had home runs for the Lady Bears.

Cole was 2-for-4 with four RBI. Roy went 3-for-4 with three RBI. James was 3-for-4 with two RBI. Fraccastoro was 1-for-2 with two RBI and Angel Villanueva was 2-for-3 with two RBI. Russell got the win, scattering seven hits.

In their finale, the Lady Bears fell to Dripping Springs 1-0 as Cole and Dripping Springs pitcher Brandi Needham both tossed no-hitters. Dripping Springs scored the lone run in the top of the eighth inning. Cole struck out 11 and walked two while Needham fanned 11 and walked one.

Over at the West Orange-Stark Lady Mustang Softball Tournament Saturday, the Lady Mustangs fell to the Deweyville Lady Pirates 5-3 in a consolation game. The Jasper Lady Bulldogs went on to win the championship by defeating the Hardin Lady Hornets.

WO-S will open its DIstrict 21-3A campaign on the road tonight against Bridge City and will host Silsbee on Friday.

Bridge City defeated Hyde Park 4-0 and Highland Park 8-6 in the Fort Bend Christian Tournament over the weekend. BC hosts WO-S tonight and will visit Orangefield Friday.

Orangefield, which will visit Buna tonight before hosting BC, defeated New Waverly 5-0 and Livingston 5-1 and fell to Pollok Central at the Livingston Tournament.