Lady Bears bombard H-F in quick fashion

Published 4:06 pm Tuesday, March 13, 2018

LITTLE CYPRESS — It took them a few innings to find their groove at the plate but the Little Cypress-Mauriceville Lady Bears erupted in the fourth inning and the Hamshire-Fannett Lady Longhorns could not overcome the avalanche.

The Lady Bears erupted for 10 runs on nine hits in the bottom of the fourth inning to stroll past the Lady Longhorns 11-0 in five innings at Lady Bear Field Tuesday in the District 22-4A opener for both squads.

LC-M, which improves to 16-1 on the season and 1-0 in 22-4A play, received a stellar performance on the hill by ace Brianna Frenzel. Frenzel worked five innings, striking out nine and allowing just one hit.

The Lady Bears wound up with 12 hits off H-F starter Jacie Harris, who also walked four in four innings of work.

The Lady Bears scratched in a run in the bottom half of the first frame.

Shortstop Renna Toomey, who was 2-for-3, ripped a two-out single to left and was able to scoot home after freshman third baseman Bailey Frenzel sent a Harris offering to deep right-centerfield for a double. Bailey Frenzel was 3-for-3 on the day.

The bottom fell out for Harris and the Lady Longhorns in the bottom of the fourth as LC-M sent 16 batters to the plate.

It all started with a deep Bailey Frenzel single to left-center and Brianna Frenzel drew a walk. That set up Megan Peveto, who took a Harris pitch and creamed it over the leftfield fence for a three-run bomb to make it 4-0.

Morgan Weaver followed with a single to right and reached second on an error. Joanna Henry, who was 2-for-3, crushed a RBI double to right to make it 5-0. Jonee Villanueva, who was 2-for-2, brought Henry home with a single to left.

After Madison Murdock reached on a fielder’s choice, Ally White reached on an infield single that plated Villanueva.

Toomey made it 9-0 in a hurry when she belted a two-run triple to left. She tried to make it all the way in for an inside-the-park homer but was thrown out at the plate.

After the bases were loaded after a pair of walks, Henry rounded out the scoring with a two-run single up the middle.

The only hit of the game from the Lady Longhorns came from catcher Zoey Arceneaux, who slapped a single between short and third to leadoff the top of the fifth. She was left stranded though, as Toomey made a superb play at short, turning it into a double play to end the contest in fine fashion.

The Lady Bears return to 22-4A action next Tuesday when they play host to West Orange-Stark.