Lady Hawks bring out the big bats
RED OAK - The Red Oak Lady Hawks brought out the big bats against Mansfield Timberview Saturday, Feb. 4 in their first game of the day.
Whatever the Lady Hawks did during off-season until through Saturday has made a difference. The Lady Hawks season ended last year in a one game lopsided tie-breaker loss to Waxahachie and that left a bitter taste.
With only losing a few seniors in 2011, several good players have moved up to varsity this season and that could be the difference in making 2012 a great season.
The Lady Hawks used basic softball strategy to build a 5-0 lead, but after a two walks and a throwing error, Timberview scored four quick runs to get back into the game.
A quick trip to the mound by Head Coach Tatum Thorne got the Lady Hawks re-focused and they quickly got out of the inning, but it soon got ugly, for Timberview.
The Lady Hawks went back to hitting the ball and with runners on second and third, Morgan Dufour (#4) went yard into a strong north wind clearing the bases and putting the Lady Hawks up 8-4 and they weren’t done.
In the bottom of the sixth and once again with runners on second and third, Lancaster transfer Tavondra Tyson (#15) went yard and with her long ball, the Lady Hawks had run ruled the Lady Wolves 13-5.
The Lady Hawks did lose their second game against Crandall 6-4.
Although it’s still early, the Lady Hawks look a much improved team over last year.