It continues to be a busy week for the Lady Trojans Softball team as they play several league games. Last Thursday, April 27, they took on the Bridgeport Fillies for a doubleheader in Bridgeport, followed by a doubleheader in Brewster on Saturday.
Thu., April 27
Game 1 – Manson 5, Bridgeport 16
The girls came out strong and scored three runs in the stop of the first inning, thanks to dropped third strikes and great heads-up base running by Devyn Smith, Jasmine Pascacio and Karina Mendoza. Manson’s Bianca Alexander pitched the full first game. Bridgeport scored seven runs in the first inning, but the second inning was a bit quieter for the Trojans. Devyn Smith was the only run to score after reaching base on a dropped third strike and stealing her way to third. She scored on a single by Pascacio. The Fillies then turned around and answered with four more runs.
Manson’s Bianca Alexander had a strikeout, then got on base in the fourth inning. Perla Villasenor came on to run. Villasenor capitalized on past balls and eventually came in to score.
Bridgeport scored two in the third and three in the fourth to make the final score 16-5.
Game 2 – Manson 1, Bridgeport 16
Pascacio and Mendoza started off the second game with some momentum. Pascacio walked and advanced around the bases on past balls. Mendoza hit a single that scored Pascacio. Unfortunately, that would be the only run for the Trojans in this game.
Manson’s Diocelina Cervantes pitched game #2, and the Fillies came out ready to play. They put the ball in play and capitalized on a few errors by the Trojan defense. The final score was 16-1 after three innings.
“The Trojans were fired up and motivated through both games tonight,” Coach Kendra Farnsworth said. “Tonight was the loudest and most enthusiastic they have been so far this year, and it showed. They are really starting to click as a team.”
On Saturday, April 29, the Lady Trojans traveled to Brewster for a doubleheader and their last road trip of the year.
Sat., April 29
Game 1 – Manson 0, Brewster 24
The first game was tough for the Lady Trojans. Brewster’s pitcher struck out 9 of the 10 batters she faced in only three innings. Jasmine Pascacio was the only hit of the game, a single to right. Bianca Alexander started pitching the first game for the Trojans, and Diocelina Cervantes came in for relief.
The Bears were aggressive at the plate and on the bases. They had nine singles, two doubles and fourteen walks. The final score of game #1 was 0-24.
Game 2 – Manson 0, Brewster 15
Manson’s Diocelina Cervantes pitched the second game as well, which was a bit better for the Trojans. Devyn Smith started off the first inning with a nice bunt down the first base line. Perla Villasenor follows that with a walk. The next two batters got out, but then Mara Vargas got on base with a walk. Unfortunately the Trojans were unable to capitalize on the bases loaded situation.
Cervantes had a single in the second inning and a walk in the fourth, and Pascacio reached base on a dropped third strike in the third inning. Those were the Trojans only base runners of game #2.
The Bears had 11 singles, four doubles and seven walks in game #2. Karina Mendoza had a couple key defensive plays for the Trojans, and freshman Libbey Ireland made a nice catch out in right field. The final score of game #2 was 0-15.
The Lady Trojans will taking on two games with Liberty Bell at home on Monday, May 1, 2017.
(Reported by Coach Kendra Farnsworth)