Lady Cats bombard Bucs

Published 7:57 pm Tuesday, April 9, 2019

ORANGEFIELD – After suffering a tough road loss last Friday, the Orangefield Lady Bobcats bounced back in fine fashion Tuesday night by burying the East Chambers Lady Bucs 19-1 in three innings in District 22-3A action at Lady Bobcat Field.

The Lady Bobcats (19-7, 8-3), who dropped a tough 10-5 decision at Kirbyville Friday that put them in a second-place tie with the Lady Wildcats in the 22-3A standings, wasted no time smashing their visitors from Winnie Tuesday.

It was a struggle from the get-go for the Lady Bucs, whether it was on the mound or in the field.

The Lady Bobcats had nine hits, drew 11 walks and EC had six total errors and their pitchers hit two batters.

In the first inning alone, the Lady Bobcats scored 12 runs by collecting six hits, taking advantage of five errors and walking six times as the entire lineup batted twice in the frame.

Ryden Stanfield got it going with a single to right. Olivia Grant reached on an error and Stanfield scored on a double steal.

Emma Humplik drew a walk and Alyssa Dodd reached on an error, which set up a two-run double by Tiffany Ciancaglione.

Codie Sorge reached on an error and Heather Mineer, who was 3-for-3 with five runs batted in, drove in a run with a RBI single to right. The Lady Bobcats then scored on back-to-back errors to make it 6-0.

Stanfield and Grant both drew bases-loaded walks to score a run apiece and Humplik brought in another run with a sacrifice fly. Alyssa Dodd then roped a RBI double to center and Mineer made it 12-0 with a two-run single to center.

Orangefield struck for seven more runs in the bottom of the second.

Stanfield walked and Grant singled to right and Alyssa Dodd was hit by a pitch. Ciancaglione drew a bases-loaded walk and Sorge was hit by a pitch with the bases juiced as two more runs came in.

Mineer made it 16-0 with a two-run deep double to right. Alayna Dodd drove in a run with a fielder’s choice grounder. Mineer would score on a wild pitch and Grant capped the Lady Bobcat scoring with a RBI double to left.

Sorge went all three innings on the hill for the Lady Bobcats, allowing four hits while striking out six and walking three.

The Lady Bucs scored in the top of the third. Karly Barron, who was 2-for-2, had a single to right and after Harley Collier drew a one-out walk, Leah Smith hit a grounder and a misfire to first allowed Barron to race in and score.

The Lady Bobcats will look for win No. 20 on the road Friday when they visit the Warren Lady Warriors.