Lady Hawks now 1-0 in district play
The Ellis County Press
RED OAK - The Lady Hawks hosted the Lady Indians on March 5. Some have the Lady Indians ranked best in the district, but the Lady Hawks would have something to say about that.
The first inning saw the Lady Hawks send the first three Lady Indian batters back to the dug out. The Lady Hawks didn’t do much better as both pitchers were in groove.
Once both teams started to hit the ball, both defenses stepped up with great defensive stops.
Finally in the bottom of the fourth inning, Shelby Hall (#22) took a 3-2 fastball over the opposite field fence for a solo home run. The Lady Indians however, were starting to hit the ball to the outfield, but the Lady Hawks center fielder (#7 Leah Martinek) and right fielder (#5 Taylor Ames) made some great plays to stop any runs from scoring.
Coach Johnny Jones had the Lady Hawks extremely focused on what they had to do and they put on a defensive clinic.
In the top of the seventh, the Lady Indians had runners on second and third with two outs, but pitcher Shelby Hall (#22) struck out the last batter and the Lady Hawks went on to win a close one 1-0 over district rival Waxahachie.
The Lady Hawks are now 1-0 in district play and are back home on March 14 when they host Midlothian.