After a tough loss to Lamesa on Friday the Lady Cubs softball squad hit the diamond and redeemed themselves winning in high fashion over Dimmitt 21-2, Tuesday night April 6, 2021. The Lady Cubs would run-rule the Bobbies after three outs in the top of the 5th.
Brownfield, being the home team, would pitch first using Jalen Franco. Jalen only allowed two runs the whole game which both came in the first inning. At the bottom of the 1st, Ashley Ramirez batted a fly ball and getting out. Next to bat was Abcde Garcia. She got the long line drive hit allowing her to get the triple. Bri Franco was next with a another line-drive getting a double and an RBI with Garcia scoring a run. Ashli Gutierrez was walked after Bri. Catcher Sidney Fabila was next up to the plate where she hit a fly ball, but it was caught for their 2nd out, Fabila also got an RBI, sending Bri to home plate and making the game even at 2 a piece. Kenley Salas took the bat striking a short line-drive getting a single and RBI with Gutierrez making the score 3-2 in the Lady Cubs favor. Jackie Castillo was next and powered a nice line-drive into the outfield getting a triple and an RBI with Salas getting the 4th run. Millie Castillo came up, had a good hit, however she would get out on 1st.
The top of the 2nd was good for Jalen as she allowed one hit for a single with the first batter. Jalen then heated things up by striking out three batters in a row. Moving on to the bottom of the 2nd, the Lady Cubs took the energy from Jalen and began a scoring fest. Jalen was up to bat first, but Dimmitt put her on 1st with a walk. Ramirez came to bat and during the at bat, Jalen ended up stealing 2nd base. Ramirez was eventually walked. Garcia got the bat and got a single plus an RBI with Jalen bringing the score 5-2. Bri and Gutierrez both had fly balls where Dimmitt was able get two out back-to-back. Ramirez and Garcia both on bases, Fabila came out with a long hit, getting a double and two RBI’s with Ramirez and Garcia. It was Salas’s turn at the bat and she pounded a line drive plus an RBI with Kamryn Martinez who came in as pinch runner for Fabila.
The Lady Cubs were not done yet as Jackie came back to bat getting a single off a line-drive and an RBI with Salas and bringing the score to 9-2. Millie was then walked and stole 2nd base. Dimmitt dropped the ball and Jackie stole both 3rd base and home scoring a run. Millie did the same by stealing 3rd and home making the score 11-2 in favor of the Lady Cubs. Jalen was back to bat and she was walked again. Ramirez took the bat and got a double with her long line drive and she obtained an RBI with Jalen. Garcia was back to bat again driving a single. Dimmitt would walk two in a row with Bri and Gutierrez and the bases were loaded. Fabila came to bat, however she had a fly ball caught ending the 2nd inning.
Top of the 3rd was much like the top of the 2nd for Dimmitt. First batter Jalen would strike out. The second batter got hit by the ball and took first base. The next batter got off a nice hit and a single, but the second batter ended up out on 2nd base. Jalen took the fourth batter to task by striking her out. In the bottom of the 3rd, more excitement would come to the Lady Cubs. Salas was walked, then Jackie received a single. Next Millie came to bat hitting the ball long forcing 2 RBI’s from Salas and Jackie. As Dimmitt scrambled to catch the ball, Millie ended up getting the home run adding to the lead 16-2. Dimmitt swapped pitchers, however her fresh arm could not do the trick as Brownfield added 2 more runs ending the 3rd inning 18-2.
Top of the 4th Dimmitt sruggled again going 3-and-out, allowing the Lady Cubs to bat again. Salas was first with a hit, but out at 1st base. Jackie got a walk, but Millie bunted the ball earning a triple and an RBI with Jackie. Jalen then had short hit and was out at 1st, however, Millie stole home plate. Gutierrez got herself single and Garcia earning a double. Bri then got the last out and Brownfield leading 21-2. Next was the top of the 5th where Dimmitt would go a quick 3 outs, allowing Brownfield to win.
The Lady Cubs will take on the DC Fillies this Saturday April 10, 2021 at home with a 12 noon first pitch.