Lady Guard swing strong bats to claim district-opening win


Brook Hill Lady Guard 10, Grace Community Lady Cougars 3, FINAL

BH: 0 0 3 7 0 0 0 - 10

GC: 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 3

Marching their way back onto the field of play last week was the Brook Hill Lady Guard varsity softball team, as the team traveled the short distance to Tyler to take on the Grace Community Lady Cougars in a district matchup, held Thursday, April 5, at Grace Community High School.

The home team Lady Cougars scratched and clawed at the Lady Guard early in the contest, using their bats to collect a total of two runs in the bottom of the first inning.

Brook Hill was able to light up the scoreboard in their favor during the top of the third frame, as three Lady Guard runners found their way around the base path successfully and crossed home plate.

Grace Community used their strong swings to tie up the contest in their share of the third inning, scoring one run to knot-up the contest, 3-3.

In the top of the fourth inning, Brook Hill broke out the big bats and attacked Grace Community with every weapon available in their arsenal, amassing a total of seven runs to their credit.

Thanks to a strong pitching performance late in the contest, the Lady Guard was able to keep the bats of the Lady Cougars silent, allowing Brook Hill to claim the district win against Grace Community, 10-3.

In the contest, Brook Hill held the advantage at the plate, collecting a total of 16 hits, compared to the 10 hits amassed by the Grace Community. The Lady Cougars were charged with one fielding error in the contest, while the Lady Guard committed a total of two errors in the field.

Leading the attack for the Lady Guard in the contest against the Lady Cougars was Micah Lovelady, turning in a 4-4 performance, including a double, with a total of four runs batted in.

Other significant contributors for Brook Hill against Grace Community included Mary Roberts, going 3-3 one RBI; Kaitlyn Juarez, going 2-4, including a double, with two RBIs; McKenna Lovelady, going 2-4, including a double, with one RBI; Kasey Anderson, going 2-3 with one RBI; Cassie Cannon, going 1-4, including a triple, with one RBI; Maddie Anthony, going 1-4, with a stolen base; and Vanna Dean, going 1-3.

Claiming the win for the Lady Guard in the circle against the Lady Cougars was Anderson, allowing 10 hits, three runs, and three earned runs, while striking out 10 and walking one, in seven innings of work.

With a record of 1-0 last week, the Brook Hill Lady Guard varsity softball team currently holds an overall record of 5-3, 1-0 in district play.

Next week: Monday, April 9 – Brook Hill at Evangel Christian Academy; Tuesday, April 10 – Brook Hill at Bishop T.K. Gorman.


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