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
1. Bishop Lynch 2-1
1. John Paul II 2-1
1. Ursuline 2-1
4. Bishop Dunne 0-3