Bishop Lynch is still in the thick of things as they chase another district title, but the road got a little more bumpy after Monday's home loss.
The Lady Friars (7-7, 4-2) currently sit in fourth place, behind Nolan (7-0), Liberty Christian (6-1) and John Paul II (6-2) but have a win over JPII to their credit and more games to play.
The girls won three of their last four, including double-digit wins over Parish, Bishop Dunne and Ursuline, before Monday's loss to Liberty.
Liberty Christian 10, Lady Friars 8
Bishop Lynch fell behind by six runs late in the contest pitting the second and third-place teams in the district. Despite a rally in the seventh inning, the Lady Friars did come up just short after leading 4-1 early in the contest. BL scored four in the last inning on RBIs from Lillia Farlow, Gabi Quintanilla and Abby Thrash (5-7), who took the loss despite striking out nine. Farlow had two hits.
Lady Friars 12, Bishop Dunne 2 — (5 innings)
Bishop Dunne took an early 2-0 lead in the first inning, but the Lady Friars needed just four additional frames to end the contest via the 10-run rule. Reiley Smith had two hits and two RBI, Quintanilla had two hits on a double and triple and Riley Cantrell drove in two runs. After giving up the two early runs, Thrash settled in and finished with 10 strikeouts, while allowing just three hits and two walks.
Lady Friars 13, Ursuline 1
Thrash followed up her strong performance against Parish with an even better outing against Ursuline and a second consecutive no-hitter. The junior struck out 13 Ursuline hitters during a 114-pitch complete game outing. She also went 4-for-4 at the plate. Reagan Potts hit a grand slam and finished with six RBI, Farlow went yard for a two-run blast, Kyleigh Freeman had four hits, Smith had three and Quintanilla added three as the Lady Friars totaled 21 hits in the contest.
Lady Friars 15, Parish 0 — (3 innings)
Bishop Lynch needed just three innings to record a district win over Parish at Ferguson Park, opening with three runs in the first, five in the second and a big seven-run third frame. Parish was held without a hit and committed four errors. Thrash drove in three runs while Alexis Martinez and Megan Metry each had two RBI. Potts stole four bases. Thrash earned the win, tossing three hitless innings and fanning eight Parish hitters.
The Lady Friars will try and even the score with Liberty when they travel to Argyle for a 5 pm matchup with Liberty Christian, weather permitting. On Tuesday, the girls are on the road again at TCA and return home next Thursday (4/5) to host John Paul II at 4:30 pm.