Friars' win over Ursuline creates three-way tie for district lead

Alexis Martinez
Alexis Martinez

Bishop Lynch pounded Ursuline on Thursday, wrapping up the first round of district games and creating a logjam at the top of the standings, courtesy of a 7-1 victory at Ferguson Park.

The Friars (15-13-2, 2-1) now stand tied with both Ursuline and John Paul II, holding a tiebreaker over the Bears with their head-to-head win. They'll get a chance to take sole possession of first place Thursday when they visit John Paul II at 5:30 pm.

As for Monday's game, freshman Tabitha Jackson tossed a perfect game through a little more than four innings and earned her 11th win of the season while striking out 10 and allowing no walks. Alexis Martinez roped a pair of triples and drove in four of the Friars' seven runs. 

She broke a scoreless tie in the third with a line drive to center that scored Gabi Quintanilla, then following RBIs from Natalia Escalante and JP Sammis to make it 4-0, Martinez cleared the bases with a blast to left to make it 7-0.

Jackson retired 12 consecutive batters to start the game before giving up a bloop single to lead off the fifth. She retired the side in order in the sixth and, after giving up a pair of hits to start the seventh, struck out the last two hitters to end the game.

 

TAPPS D1-2 Softball – April 1

Ursuline          0 0 0    0 1 0    0 – 1  4 4

Friars               0 0 2    5 0 0    x – 7  8  2

WP: Jackson (11-8)

3B: Martinez 2

SB: Escalante, Quintanilla

Next: Thursday at John Paul II, 5:30 pm

 

District Standings

1. Bishop Lynch           2-1

1. John Paul II              2-1

1. Ursuline                  2-1

4. Bishop Dunne         0-3