Atascocita sweeps Lady Eagles out of the playoffs

PEARLAND — Atascocita has had control of their playoff games against the Pearland schools this season in the post-season.

They defeated Pearland in the football and basketball girls playoffs and now the Dawson softball team in a two-game sweep of their best-of-three series.

In Game 1 -- Atascocita pitcher Tierrah Williams allowed no runs and only one hit while fanning 12 to pick up the 5-0 win.

Williams and Dawson sophomore pitcher Courtney Day were locked in a pitching duel until the fifth inning and that's when Atascocita exploded for five runs that gave them the win.

Day pitched six innings and struck out three while allowing five hits. Izzy Richey got the only hit for Dawson.

Atascocita 4 - Dawson 3

The Dawson Lady Eagles were in a must-win situation against Atascocita in their best-of-three playoff series after falling 5-0 in the first game.

After getting Atascocita out in the top of the first frame, Dawson got a two-out solo home run by sophomore pitcher Courtney Day to take an early 1-0 lead.

But Atascocita answered with three runs in the top of the third after putting together three singles and two doubles to make the score 3-1.

The Lady Eagles tied up the game 3-3 in the fifth with two more runs when Izzy Richey got a single. Courtesy runner Allegra Trevino moved to second when Gabrielle Chacon reached base on an error. After both runner moved to second and third on a double steal, Alexis Zarate smashed a double over the head of the left fielder to plate Trevino and Chacon.

Atascocita scored the game winner in the sixth on a walk and a double by Sarah Cedillo to centerfield to make the score 4-3 that would stand for the win.

Tierrah Williams earned the win for Atascocita as she tossed seven innings, allowed three runs, five hits while fanning 11 with no walks.

Day took the loss as she went seven innings, allowed four runs on eight hits while striking out three.

The Lady Eagles finished with a 16-12 season while defeating No. 7 state-ranked Alvin in the first round of the playoffs.