Friendswood blasts Goose Creek Memorial 12-0

FRIENDSWOOD — The Friendswood Lady Mustangs remained undefeated in District 22-5A action with a 12-0 thrashing of the Goose Creek Memorial Lady Patriots. The win gives Friendswood a 9-0 league mark while they have already punched their ticket to the post-season. They are sitting atop the league leaderboard with Santa Fe (7-2), Crosby (7-2), Galena Park (4-5), and Texas City (4-5) trailing in the standings.

The Lady Mustangs also recently competed in the Haynie Cancer Free Tournament and came away with wins over Cypress Lakes (10-3), Manvel (14-4), Cypress Woods (12-2), and Deer Park (7-6). Their only set back was to Pearland 3-1.

Friendswood (18-4) smashed 21 hits against the Lady Pats and wasted little time in putting runs across the plate.

The Lady 'Stangs started off fast by scoring four runs in the top of the first.

Things got started when Tricia Yarotsky led off with a single, stole second, and scored on an KK Esparza single.

Run-scoring singles by Elizabeth Higgins and Lauren Adams and an error gave Friendswood an early 4-0 lead.

Seven batters helped Friendswood to score three more runs in the third, which consisted of a leadoff walk (Bayleigh Lay), four singles, and two RBI sacrifice flies by Amani Adi and Esparza making the score 7-0.

The Lady Mustangs made it 8-0 on a Yarotsky home run to center in the fifth frame.

In the seventh, five straight one-out hits helped Friendswood score four runs in the seventh with run-scoring hits from Chloe Riassetto (two-RBI double), Elizabeth Higgins (single) and Lay (single) to post the 12-0 final score.

Both Yarotsky (three runs) and Adams finished with a game-high four hits.

Other notables were Esparza (three hits, two runs, two RBIs), Higgins (three hits, two RBIs), Jones (three hits), Riasetto (two RBIs) and Lay (two runs)

Riassetto was dominant in the circle with a complete-game seven-inning shutout, allowing three hits, three walks and striking out 13.

Texas City is the next opponent for Friendswood on Tuesday, April 2 (late).