Big Spring, Coahoma and Forsan all lose Tuesday. The trio of teams returns to action Friday.
SNYDER â€” District play has been full of ups and downs for Big Spring â€” and itâ€™s only the first week.
After a 12-2 run-rule victory over Wylie to kick off 4-3A action, the Lady Steers lost by the same score to Snyder on Tuesday, also in run-rule fashion.
â€śThey did to us exactly what we did to Wylie,â€ť BSHS Head Coach John Sparks said.
The Lady Steersâ€™ pair of runs came in the top of the fourth inning when Haley Dimidjian reached base on a single and was then driven in by a line drive to center field hit by Angelina Castillo. Mercedes Ruiz connected for a base hit to score Castillo and that would be all the offense BSHS could muster.
â€śWe just had a bad game,â€ť Sparks said. â€śWe tried to do too much. We were thinking too hard at the plate. Itâ€™s good in that we learned a lesson â€” we have to be focused from the start when we go to someone else's house. But, I talked to the girls after the game and they had a good attitude.
They know what they did and what they need to do to win.â€ť
The Lady Steers will try to get back on the winning track with a home game against Sweetwater on Friday at 5 p.m.
FORSAN â€” Tuesdayâ€™s game against Rotan marked the first district loss for Forsan (5-1), but it may have turned out differently if it werenâ€™t for allowing a huge first inning due to a series of mistakes on the part of the Lady Buffaloes, who fell 9-8.
Rotan put up five runs on five walks, two errors and a hit batsmen.
â€śIt wasnâ€™t good,â€ť FHS Head Coach Shanna Taylor said. â€śWe played better after that, but we need to be mentally prepared as soon as we get off the bus, not wake up in the third inning.â€ť
The Lady Buffs won the hitting battle, connecting 13 times to Rotanâ€™s four, but they squandered scoring opportunities by leaving 11 on base.
Starting pitcher Ali Knight was relieved by freshman Maddie Munsell, who did a respectable job of keeping Rotan under control after its five-run first run. Munsell only allowed four more Yellowhammer runs during the remainder of the outing.
â€śShe did as well as she could do,â€ť Taylor said.
Offensively, the hitting was spread out amongst the Lady Buffs.
Kayla Tilley had three singles, Gabby Womack had two singles and a double and Taylor said Shelby Roemer was â€śexcellent on defenseâ€ť. Roemer accounted fro six outs at the third base position.
Forsan has an open date Friday and will return to action at home against Hermleigh on Tuesday at 5 p.m.
MIDLAND â€” Coahoma lost in extra innings in a tight game Tuesday against Midland Christian, 8-7.
The Bulldogettes were ahead 4-1 after two innings of play, but MC staged a seventh inning rally, adding three runs before an eight inning, game-winning single put the game on ice for Midland.
The Bulldogettes will host Colorado City on Friday at 6:30 p.m.
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