Brook Hill Lady Guard 7, Frisco Legacy Christian Lady Eagles 4, FINAL
FLC: 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 - 4
BH: 1 2 0 3 0 1 X - 7
The Brook Hill Lady Guard varsity softball team entered postseason play last week, as the team hosted their TAPPS Area Playoff matchup against the visiting Frisco Legacy Christian Lady Eagles Tuesday, May 2, at Brook Hill’s Schwab Field.
The Lady Guard was able to find success early on in the Area contest, scoring one run in the bottom of the opening frame. Not to be outdone, the Lady Eagles also capitalized on scoring opportunities early, plating one run in the top of the second inning.
Brook Hill was able to respond to the score by Frisco Legacy, using their strong bats to collect a total of two runs in the bottom of the second inning.
The offensive production by the Lady Guard continued into the middle innings of the contest, as a total of three Brook Hill runners crossed home plate in the bottom of the fourth inning, allowing the Lady Guard to take a 6-1 lead over the Lady Eagles.
Frisco Legacy attempted to mount a comeback rally against Brook Hill, scoring a total of three runs in the late innings of the game. However, thanks to their big early lead, as well as one run in the bottom of the sixth inning, the Lady Guard were able to hold on and claim the Area round victory, defeating the Lady Eagles, 7-4.
Maddie Anthony was the leader of the Lady Guard’s charge to victory over the Lady Eagles, turning in a perfect 3-3 performance, including a triple, with a total of three runs batted in.
Other significant contributors for the Lady Guard against the Lady Eagles included Alyssa Duplichain, going 1-3 with two RBIs; Kasey Anderson, going 3-4 with one RBI; AD Kuechle, going 1-4 with one RBI; Micah Lovelady, drawing two walks; Brianna Young, going 1-4; and Cassie Cannon, going 1-3.
In the circle, Anderson was named the winning pitcher for the Lady Guard, allowing six hits, four runs, and two earned runs, while striking out eight and walking five, in seven innings of work.
Brook Hill Lady Guard 2, Fort Worth Christian Lady Cardinals 9, FINAL
BH: 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 2
FWC: 0 3 1 0 3 2 X - 9
In the Regional round of the TAPPS Softball Playoffs, the Brook Hill Lady Guard varsity softball team traveled to North Forney High School for a winner-take-all contest against the Fort Worth Christian Lady Cardinals on Thursday, May 4.
Brook Hill was able to light up the scoreboard first in the early innings of the contest, plating one run. Fort Worth Christian responded with their bats at the plate in the bottom of the second inning, as three runners reached home plate safely, allowing the Lady Cardinals to take a 3-1 lead over the Lady Guard.
After both teams collected one run each in the third inning of play, the Lady Cardinals were able to fly away with the game’s momentum, using their keen eye to locate the Lady Guard’s pitches and score three runs in the bottom of the fifth inning.
Additionally, Fort Worth Christian collected a total of two runs in the bottom of the sixth, allowing the Lady Cardinals to claim the Regional victory against the Lady Guard, 9-2.
Duplichain was the leader at the plate for the Lady Guard against the Lady Cardinals, going 2-4, including a double, collecting one RBI.
Other significant contributors for the Lady Guard against the Lady Cardinals included Kuechle, going 0-3 with one RBI; Anderson, going 2-4; Anthony, going 1-4; Young, going 1-3; and Kyndel Clayton, going 1-3.
Anderson was tagged with the loss for the Lady Guard in the circle against the Lady Cardinals, allowing four hits, four runs, and one earned run, while striking out one and walking three, in three innings of work.
The Lady Guard coaching staff elected to use Clayton’s arm in relief against the Lady Cardinals, allowing two hits, five earned runs, four earned runs, and one home run, while striking out four and walking three, in three innings of pitching.
With a record of 1-1 last week in the TAPPS playoffs, the Brook Hill Lady Guard varsity softball team finished the 2017 season with an overall record of 21-8, 6-0 in district play, and recognized as District Champions and Area Champions.
“I'm so proud of our team this year,” said Anthony Springer, Brook Hill Lady guard varsity softball coach. “I'm so proud of their accomplishments; They dominated our district and were district champs and area champs. Most of all, they represented the Brook Hill community with great class both on and off the field.”