Friars sweep Dunne and grab share of district title

Tabitha Jackson
Tabitha Jackson

Bishop Lynch completed a season sweep of Bishop Dunne on Thursday, putting themselves in position to win the district crown with a win in their final district contest. 

Tabitha Jackson struck out 10 and had three hits at the plate while Natalia Escalante drove in three runs during the Friars' 9-3 road win over the Falcons. 

With the win, the Friars (17-13-2, 4-1) have put together a string of six consecutive wins and can clinch the league title with a win over Ursuline on April 25 or a loss by the Bears in either of their remaining two district games. The Friars have clinched at least a share of the district championship.

Jackson recorded her 13th win of the season, allowing just five hits and two earned runs over a full seven innings in addition to her 10 strikeouts. She also doubled twice, driving in two runs and scoring three herself.

Alexis Martinez doubled, Escalante had two hits as well as three stolen bases and Lillia Farlow swiped a pair of bags in addition to scoring twice.

Solid pitching and defense have been the recipe for the Friars during their current win streak, allowing no more than three runs in any of the last six games and no more than five in the last seven. The defense has also committed just six errors during the current win streak.

The Friars opened the scoring Thursday with a three-run first, then added three in the fifth after Dunne had closed the gap to 3-2. With a 6-3 lead heading into the last frame, the Friars added three more for good measure.

Bishop Lynch heads to Argyle this evening for a non-district game at Liberty Christian, scheduled for a 6:00 pm start. They'll be back home Tuesday to host Greenhill at 5:00 pm.


TAPPS D1-2 Softball – April 11

Friars   3 0 0    0 3 0    3 – 9  9 1

Dunne1 0 1    0 1 0    1 – 3  5 3

WP: Tabitha Jackson (13-8) – 7IP, 5H, 3R, 2ER, 10K, 4BB

2B: Tabitha Jackson (2), Alexis Martinez

SB: Natalia Escalante (3), Lillia Farlow (2), Tabitha Jackson, Evelyn Santos

Record: 17-13-2 overall, 4-1 district

Next: Friday at Liberty Christian, 6:00 pm


District Standings

1. Bishop Lynch           4-1

2. Ursuline                  3-1

3. John Paul II              2-2

4. Bishop Dunne         0-5