Lady Guard knocked out by FW Christian in Semi-Finals

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Brook Hill Lady Guard 3, Fort Worth Christian Lady Cardinals 6, FINAL

BH: 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 - 3

FWC: 4 0 1 0 1 0 X - 6

The Brook Hill Lady Guard varsity softball team was back in action last week in postseason play, as the team loaded the bus and traveled to participate in the TAPPS State Semi-Final game Friday, May 18, against the Fort Worth Christian Lady Cardinals at Crosby ISD Sports Complex.

Brook Hill was able to start the game with success at the plate, lighting up the scoreboard by swinging for one run in the top of the first inning.

The first inning run by the Lady Guard was quickly answered by the Lady Cardinals, soaring high to collect a total of four runs in their share of the opening frame.

The Lady Guard attempted to battle their way back into contention in the top of the third inning, as Brook Hill marched its way around the base paths, scoring a total of two runs.

Fort Worth Christian continued to capitalize on offensive opportunities at the plate, adding an additional run in the bottom of the third inning, allowing the Lady Cardinals to lead the Lady Guard, 5-3.

The Lady Cardinals increased their lead in the bottom of the fifth by scoring one run, allowing Fort Worth Christian to seal the eventual outcome of the contest, as the team defeated Brook Hill, 6-3.

Fort Worth Christian was able to outhit Brook Hill during the State Semi-Final bout, as the Lady Cardinals collected a total of nine hits, compared to the four hits amassed by the Lady Guard. Brook Hill was tagged with a total of three fielding errors in the contest, while the Lady Cardinals committed just one error in the field.

Leading the Lady Guard’s efforts against the Lady Cardinals in the State Semi-Final game was Cassie Cannon, turning in a 1-3 performance with one run batted in.

Other significant contributors for Brook Hill against Fort Worth Christian included Neeley Clark, going 0-2 with one RBI; Micah Lovelady, going 1-4 with one stolen base; Maddie Anthony, going 1-3, and Kasey Anderson, going 1-3 with one stolen base.

Anderson was tagged with the loss in the circle for the Lady Guard against the Lady Cardinals, allowing nine hits, six runs, and three earned runs, with a total of seven strikeouts, in six innings of work.

With a record of 0-1 last week, the Brook Hill Lady Guard varsity softball team ended the 2018 campaign with an overall record of 13-5, 6-1 in district play, and was recognized as the Area and Regional Champions.

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