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Lady Bears down Lady Cards in BC tourney

BRIDGE CITY – Showing some power at the plate, the Little Cypress-Mauriceville Lady Bears downed the Bridge City Lady Cardinals 8-1 at the Lady Cardinal Softball Tournament Thursday.

The Lady Bears found eight hits and utilized six walks to topple the Lady Cardinals in five innings.

The biggest hit of the game was a towering grand slam home run by LC-M’s third baseman Bailey Frenzel in the top of the fourth inning.

Bridge City’s Natilee Reed belted a solo home run over the centerfield fence in the bottom of the third inning.

Cami Shugart tossed all five innings for the Lady Bears, scattering three hits while striking out four.

The Lady Bears scored on a wild pitch to lead 1-0 after the first frame.

The Lady Bears went up 3-0 in the top of the third.

Olivia Leavings had a single to center and went to second on a sacrifice bunt by Madeline Stephenson.

With two outs, Megan Peveto reached on an infield hit that scored courtesy runner Savanna Beard. Peyton Smith followed with a single and Riley Wiszmann brought in a run with a single to shallow center.

Reed made it 3-1 in the bottom of the inning with her solo blast.

LC-M exploded for five runs in the top of the fourth.

Karson Friar led off with a triple to center and Leavings and Stephenson drew back to back walks to load the bases. Frenzel then made the Lady Cardinals pay with a very deep grand slam way past the leftfield fence to push it to 7-1.

Peveto followed with a double down the third-base line and Smith had a single to right. That set up a Wiszmann RBI groundout to push it to 8-1.

Marlee Strong got the start on the mound for Bridge City while Austyn Daniels and Courtney Ball also pitched for the Lady Cardinals.

The Lady Bears throttled Lufkin Hudson 11-1 in their first game of the day.