The Lady Cubs and the Idalou Lady Cats played two outstanding defensive battles on Friday and Saturday, May 7 and 8, in an Area matchup.
The first game of the Best of 3 series took place at the Frenship Lady Tiger Softball Park on Friday evening. The game was scoreless as Brianne Franco for the Lady Cubs pitched a no-hitter going into the sixth inning. In the top of the sixth, Idalou was able to push one run across the plate.
The Lady Cubs were never able to get any runs in, and the game ended with a 1-0 victory for Idalou.
On Saturday, the Lady Cubs found themselves at the Lubbock Christian Lady Eagle Ballpark where they again faced Idalou in a must win game for the Lady Cubs.
In another defensive battle, with Bri on the bump again, Idalou again had trouble figuring out how to hit her. The Lady Cubs were able to score two runs in the second inning on a two run homer by Jackie Castillo.
In the fifth inning, Idalou found the scoreboard with two runs.
The game went into extra innings with the score tied 2-2. Idalou scored three runs in the top of the 8th, but the Lady Cubs once again went yard with a three-run homer by Brianne.
The Lady Cats would score again in the ninth. The Lady Cubs threatened with runners in scoring position in the bottom of the inning. With the scoreboard reading two’s across, Abcde Garcia, who has been a solid contributor all year long, and certainly in these two games, struck out for the third out and the end of the game.
Idalou becomes the Bi-District Champs and will move on. The Lady Cubs end their season with the Bi-District loss.