In a game that was scheduled to take place on Tuesday but was postponed due to no officials showing up, the Randall Lady Raiders (12-9-1, 3-2 district) looked to have […]
In a game that was scheduled to take place on Tuesday but was postponed due to no officials showing up, the Randall Lady Raiders (12-9-1, 3-2 district) looked to have gained momentum in every outing of the Amarillo High Lady Sandies (11-9-2, 3-2 district).
In a hot start early, plating three runs, Randall used that early momentum to earn a 10-0 victory over the Lady Sandies in 3-5A play.
“We finaly played like we are capable of tonight,” Randall coach Billy Coleman said. “We worked nothing but defense and we played great defense tonight.”
“We didn’t hit the ball,” Amarillo coach Brent Morris said. “[We] made three errors. When you do that, it’s hard to win a ball game.”
Randall pitcher Jessica Sisemore was the spark defensively for the Lady Raiders, retiring 15 consecutive batters in her no-hitter showing, allowing only one walk, with a defense that made hustle plays throughout the game.
“She’s been consistent all year,” Coleman said. “I put her in alot of tough positions with a lot of good competition, which her record might not indicate. When your playing good competition, your going to take some bumps and bruises.”
For Lady Sandie pitcher Sydney Greeson, her six inning showing saw three strikouts and allowing 10 runs on 14 hits.
Randall took a hot start early right out of the gates as Kallie Marting recorded a single to get on base for the first hit of the game.
Since then, Randall was clicking offensively.
Caya Lucero hit her RBI single to bring in Marting for the first run of the game.
Braleigh Hurd also stepped up to the plate to record her respective single to get on base. Alyssah Pantoja recorded her RBI double as the Lady Raiders led 3-0 after a half inning.
Amarillo tried to have a response with their lone baserunner of the game coming from second baseman Katie Hernandez, recording a walk to get on base. She would be left stranded as Kaitlyn Kinde struck out swinging and Greeson flew out to third.
In what looked like a competetive game on paper, it contained the early excitement.
Amarillo had their defensive highlight of the night, going three up, three down in the top of the second inning.
Randall started their defensive showing with a one-two-three showing of their own to end the second inning.
Lucero was a key hitter for the Lady Pirates early, courtesy of her power as she hit a lead-off double to start in what would be another solid offensive showing.
Marissa Longbine followed up with a single. With an error from the first baseman Madison Lowrey, Longbine was allowed to advance a base while Lucero scored, extending the lead to 4-0.
With hurd record a sacrifice bunt that saw Longbine move to third, Hunter Montes recorded her RBI double to extend the lead to 5-0 after two and a half innings.
With another three up, three down showing on the defensive side, Randall was able to plate another run in the fourth inning as Longbine recored a RBI single that brought in shortshop Kamry Perez.
With Sisemore retiring 12 straight Amarillo batters after five innings, the Lady Pirates saw an opportunity to end the game heading to the sixth inning.
Lucero once again recorded a two run RBI double that brought in Samara Diaz and Marting and extending the lead to 8-0.
Jessica Longbine recorded a single but advanced an extra base afer a fielding error, that also scored Lucero and earning a district victory for Randall.
“We executed like we had to on the offensive side,” Coleman said. “Hopefully, we can build off on this and got to focus on Plainview friday.”