Frenzel, Lady Bears edge out Silsbee

Published 9:38 pm Tuesday, April 4, 2017

LITTLE CYPRESS— Riding the arm of Brianna Frenzel, the Little Cypress-Mauriceville Lady Bears toppled the Silsbee Lady Tigers 1-0 in a big District 22-4A showdown at Lady Bear Field Tuesday night.

Frenzel tossed her second straight complete-game shutout. After limiting Orangefield to six hits and striking out 10 last Friday, Frenzel upped the ante against the Lady Tigers, holding Silsbee to just one hit while striking out 10 and walking just one.

Silsbee failed to put a runner on base after the second inning.

The win pushes the Lady Bears to 4-1 in 22-4A play and into a first-place tie with Bridge City to wrap up the first half of 22-4A play. Silsbee is now tied for third with Orangefield at 3-2.

The Lady Bears manufactured the game’s only run in the bottom of the fifth against stout Lady Tiger pitcher Braylee Forse.

Jonee’ Villanueva drew a leadoff walk. With one out, Madison Murdock grounded out on a close play at first but Silsbee first baseman Baylee Griffin tried to throw out Villanueva scooting to third and it was an errant throw way past the bag as Villanueva darted in to score.

Forse allowed just five Lady Bear hits while striking out four and walking three.

Silsbee’s only hit of the night came when Trstyn Terry belted a deep leadoff double to left in the top of the second. However, Frenzel was packing some heat as she mowed down three straight Lady Tigers.

LC-M’s Ashley Short, who was 3-for-3 on the night, had a leadoff single to left n the bottom of the second and went to second on a Olivia Leavings sacrifice bunt. With two outs, Short advanced to third on a passed ball and Jenna James drew a walk but Forse got out of the jam by getting Villanueva to strike out.

Murdock had a one-out single for the Lady Bears in the bottom of the third.

Short had a leadoff single to left again to start the bottom of the fourth but Forse was able to hold LC-M off.

Morgan Weaver roped a two-out single for the Lady Bears in the bottom of the fifth.

The Lady Bears will remain at home Friday when they welcome in the Hamshire-Fannett Lady Longhorns.