Lady Oilers sweep Clements out of playoffs

PEARLAND — Prior to the the best-of-three series between Pearland and Fort Bend Clements, some of the area sports writers gave this series a toss up in their prediction.

The Lady O's must have missed the prediction as Pearland thrashed the Lady Rangers 8-2 and 14-2. Neither game presented a real threat to Pearland who outscored Clements 22-4 and produced 24 hits while Clements was limited to only eight total hits.

Pearland opened up the first game with two runs in the top of the first as senior shortstop Kristen Cuyos hit a two-run double for a 2-0 lead.

Cuyos brought in another run in the top of the third plating Rylie Spell for a 3-0 advantage.

Pearland broke open the game in the fourth frame with four runs. Lindsey Stewart hit a run-scoring single while Sydney McKay stroked a two-run single followed by a sacrifice fly by Sydney Gutierrez that scored another run to stretch the lead to 7-0.

The lead increased to 8-0 in the top of the fifth before Clements was able to push across two meaningless runs in their half of the fifth leaving the score 8-2.

That would be all the runs that would be scored in the final two innings.

Spell was perfect at the plate going 3-for-3 as she doubled in the first inning and singled in the third and sixth innings while scoring one run.

Sydney McKay was 1-for-4 with two scored and three RBIs.

Alyssa Denham got the win in the pitching circle after allowing two runs on five hits, three walks and 11 RBIs.

Pearland 14 - FB Clements 2

The second game of the best-of-three series belonged to Pearland from the beginning that ended in the 10-run mercy rule in five innings.

The Lady O's scored three runs in the first, three in the second, and seven in the third for a 13-2 lead after four innings. Clements scored one run in the bottom of the first and the second innings, but the game was way out of their reach early.

Alyssa Denham pitched four innings, allowed only two hits, two runs, four walks, and four strikeouts to get the win. Hailey Ribaud pitched one scoreless inning to wrap up the game and series 14-2.

Pearland's offense was hot as the Lady O's banged out 13 hits for the 14 runs.

Rylie Spell continued to wield a hot bat in the series going 3-for-4 including a three-run homer, three runs scored, and three RBIs. She was 7-for-8 in the two games with a double, home run, four runs scored, and three RBIs.

Lindsey Stewart was 2-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBIs. Sydney McKay was 1-for-4 with one run scored and one RBI. Kristen Cuyos was 1-for-4 with two runs scored and one RBI. Sydney Guttierrez was 2-for-2 with two runs scored and two RBIs.

Pearland will face Brazoswood on Friday, May 9 at 7:00 p.m. at Clear Springs High School in a one-game showdown.