Lady Bears get past WO-S in 22-4A softball action

Published 8:17 pm Friday, March 22, 2019

WEST ORANGE — Putting together 11 hits, including four doubles in the third inning, the Little Cypress-Mauriceville Lady Bears took down the West Orange-Stark Lady Mustangs 9-1 in District 22-4A softball action at Lady Mustang Field Friday night.

The victory pushes the Lady Bears, who are ranked No. 1 in the latest state softball poll, to 22-2 overall as they wrapped up the first half of district play with a perfect 6-0 mark.

The Lady Mustangs (0-6 in district) fought hard and made some outstanding defensive plays, especially in the early going, but struggled against Lady Bear pitching.

Bailey Frenzel earned the win on the LC-M hill as she tossed the first four innings, allowing three hits while striking out four. Brianna Frenzel hurled the final three innings, allowing no hits while fanning seven of the nine batters she faced.

Haylee Veitch had a nice rhythm going early and went the full seven innings, allowing 11 hits while striking out two and walking two.

The Lady Bears snagged four runs in the top of the third with a doubles parade.

Carly Cogar drew a leadoff walk and went to second on a sacrifice bunt by Karson Friar.

JoAnna Henry made it 1-0 with a RBI double to left. With two outs, Brianna Frenzel roped a double to right to plate Henry. Bailey Frenzel then followed with a RBI double to left and Renna Toomey, who was 3-for-4 slapped a double to right centerfield to push the advantage to 4-0.

The Lady Mustangs taillied their run in the bottom of the third.

Gabby Tims reached with one out after getting nailed by a Frenzel pitch and then swiped second. With two outs, Latoya Janice reached on an error and Aaliyah Mims, who was 2-for-3, crushed a RBI single up the middle to plate Tims.

The Lady Bears struck for three runs in the top of fourth thanks to the muscle of Henry.

Olivia Leavings got it going with a double down the third base line and Cogar followed with a single to shallow right.

With one out Henry took a Veitch offering and planted it for a three-run home run over the centerfield fence for a 7-1 lead.

The Lady Bears tacked on a pair of runs in the top of the sixth frame.

Henry reach with one out after being struck by a Veitch pitch. With two outs, Brianna Frenzel singled past short and Bailey Frenzel promptly drove in a run with a sharp single to right. Toomey brought in the night’s final run with a RBI infield single.

The Lady Bears return to action Tuesday when they visit Hamshire-Fannett while the Lady Mustangs visit Lumberton.