With two tournaments in the books, the Lady Friar softball team still has two more busy weekends ahead at tournaments in Wylie and San Marcos.
The Lady Friars (7-6-1) continue to harvest valuable experience for what was a vastly inexperienced roster when the season began. They'll get even more this weekend at the Wylie tournament, where the team is expected to play six games over three days.
During last weekend's Allen tournament, the team won three of five games against respectable competition. This weekend, they'll face some good opposition in the form of Rowlett, Wylie East, Sherman, Sachse, Rockwall, and Mesquite Horn.
The ladies are scheduled to come home Tuesday and host a non-district contest against THESA before heading to San Marcos and competing March 7-9.
Lady Friars 20, WT White 5
In a six-inning game, the ladies scored nine runs in the sixth and totaled 17 hits, led by Lillia Farlow's four-hit performance that included two doubles, a home run, and three RBIs. Gabi Quintanilla had three hits and three RBI, and Libby Land also drove in three. Tabitha Jackson, Evelyn Santos, and Marielma Garcia each had two hits. Quintanilla (3-3) earned the win, striking out two while allowing just six hits.
Lady Friars 6, Wylie East 4
Bishop Lynch scored two runs in the final inning to secure a win and Jackson homered and drove in four runs to help the cause. Quintanilla had two hits and scored three runs and Farlow had a double. Jackson (4-3) got the win, striking out five in a complete game on just 94 pitches. Wylie East committed five errors.
LD Bell 5, Lady Friars 1
Against a tough pitcher, the Lady Friars managed just one hit in the Friday loss, off the bat of Jackson, who also drove in the lone run. Quintanilla scored the only run and Natalia Escalante stole two bases. Quintanilla took the loss, walking three and allowing two runs. Jackson struck out four in relief.
Lady Friars 13, Texas High 9
A six-run final inning was the difference as the Lady Friars collected 11 hits and took advantage of four Texas High errors. Quintanilla had three hits and scored three runs, Jackson had two hits and drove in three, and Santos had two hits with two RBIs. Garcia also tripled in the contest. Jackson got the win, throwing 118 pitches and striking out four.
Celina 13, Lady Friars 4
The tournament came to a close Saturday with an uncharacteristic five-error outing by the defense. Celina had two five-run innings but outhit the Lady Friars by just an 8-6 margin. Quintanilla tripled and drove in two and Escalante had two hits. Farlow doubled in the game. Quintanilla took the loss in the circle despite allowing just two hits.