Lady Hawks force tie breaker game
RED OAK - The Lady Hawks ended their regular season at home against Lancaster and it was also their Senior Night.
Before the game, the four senior players and senior trainer were honored and walked to home plate with their parents as a brief bio was read about each of the girls.
After the pre-game ceremonies, it was down to business.
The Lady Hawks had to win to even have a shot at the play-offs.
At the same time and just down the road, the Waxahachie Lady Indians were in the same situation in a game against Mesquite Poteet.
The Lady Hawks jumped to a 7-0 start and never looked back.
The Lady Tigers did get three runners to first base on a hit pitch and two walks, but that would be as close as they would come.
One of the biggest hits of the game came on Chelsea Bissonnet’s (#11) ball crushing hit for a triple. The Lady Hawks went on to win 16-0 in three innings.
Down the road however, the Lady Indians were in a shoot-out with Poteet and eventually won 17-10.
This forced a one game tie breaker on Saturday, April 23, in Ennis. In the first inning of that game, the Lady Indians were still in shoot-out mode and put of 10 runs before the Lady Hawks could stop the bleeding.
The Lady Hawks did not give up and chipped away at the lead.
However, the big difference in this game was not errors, but that the Lady Indians were hitting the gaps whereas the Lady Hawks were hitting it right to the fielders.
The Lady Indians would add two more runs throughout the game, but the Lady Hawks just could not overcome that 10 run first inning and fell to the Lady Indians 12-6 in 7 innings.
Best of luck to the Lady Indians and for the Lady Hawks, they put together a good second half to get into playoff position under first year head coach Tatum Thorne.
They will return their core group players and their JV talent is pretty darn good too.