Lady Indians trounce Lady Mustangs

FRIENDSWOOD — Santa Fe (8-2) is a game back of the Dawson Lady Eagles in the District 24-4A standings when they left Friendswood (7-3) with a 13-2 district win.

Both teams entered the contest with 7-2 marks and tied for second place, but Santa Fe has now claimed sole possession of second place while Friendswood drops to third though both squads have a firm hold on their place in the post-season.

The Lady Indians pounded out 13 hits and 13 runs in a game that ended in the fifth inning due to the 10-run mercy rule.

Brittany Woods gave Friendswood an early 2-0 lead when she smashed a two-run homer in the bottom of the first inning.

However, the Lady Indians answered with five hits in the top of the second while taking advantage of three Friendswood miscues to score six runs for a 6-2 lead.

Santa Fe continued their hitting parade with three consecutive hits to make the score 9-2 that sent losing pitcher Courtney Weber out of the pitching circle. Weber gave up 11 hits, nine runs, and struck out only one.

Top hitters for Friendswood included Wopds who went 2-for-2 with the roundtripper that scored two runs. Angela Fancett got the only other hit for the Lady Mustangs.

Friendswood 2 - Galena Park 1

Courtney Weber went eight innings to get the 2-1 win over Galena Park to keep the Lady Mustangs in the playoff race.

Galena Park scored a run in the third inning for a 1-0 lead, but Friendswood got a home run by Madison Hayford in the top of the fifth inning to tie up the game 1-1.

Neither team could punch in a run in regulation sending the game in to an extra frame.

Friendswood scored in their top half of the eighth when Kaylee Barnes singled, moved to second on a wild pitch and to third on a sacrifice bunt by Brittany Woods. Abbey Hayford lofted a ball to the outfield for a sacrifice fly that allowed Barnes to score the go-ahead run.

Galena Park came up empty in their half of the eighth giving Friendswood the 2-1 win.