The Madisonville Lady Mustangs softball team picked up a win, two losses and a tie over the weekend at a tournament in Caldwell with matchups against Bellville, Rice, Rogers and Lexington.
“It was great competition and we are getting better everyday,” said Lady Mustangs softball coach Ashley Renner. “We competed against some great teams and it was a great tournament for us to be in.”
The first matchup of the tournament for Madisonville was a 7-0 loss to Bellville on Thursday. The Lady Mustangs could find no rhythm offensively and the defense made four errors behind pitchers Kendall Creighton and Sidnie Smith. It was still within reach for Madisonville until Bellville posted four runs in the fifth inning and never looked back.
Madisonville bounced back in a big way the very next day against Rice with a 20-4 blowout victory that ended after just three innings. The Lady Mustangs pounced on Raider pitching early and scored a whopping 10 runs in their half of the first. This came after Rice built a 4-0 lead in the top frame.
After allowing four runs in the top of the first, Creighton settled down once receiving large run support and navigated the final two innings with ease. Her offense also gave her 10 more runs in the next two innings to ensure a brief outing.
Madisonville was able to take advantage of a number of errors to help build their lead. Averie Sims drive home five runs in the contest while Grace Williamson drove home four. Maegan Anderson also added three while Chloe Olvera, Emily Alvarado and Smith each drove in one.
Sims recorded two doubles in the game as well as a home run while Smith tripled.
The Lady Mustangs fell back down to earth in their following matchup against Rogers, which they lost 16-0 in just four innings.
Sims would record the only hit for Madisonville in the game while Smith and Creighton battled five defensive errors on the mound. The Lady Eagles were able to take control early, but buried Madisonville in the top of the fourth with a nine spot.
Madisonville’s final game at Caldwell on Saturday would end in a 4-4 tie. The Lady Mustangs built a 4-1 lead but could not hold off Lexington rallies in the fifth and sixth innings. Alvarado plated two runs for Madisonville off of a two-run homerun while Sims and Williamson each brought home one.
After the weekend’s action, the Lady Mustangs entered Tuesday’s home matchup with New Waverly with a record of 6-6-1 to start the season. Starting Friday, it is back to tournament play for Madisonville with weekend matchups in Cleveland.