BOERNE– The Lady Eagles saw their season come to an end after a 9-2 defeat by Fredericksburg in game two of the bi-district playoff round last week.
“I am very proud of the girls’ success this season,” Pleasanton head softball coach Ronda Savage said.
Pleasanton opened the game up on a lull against the Billies and had trouble creating scoring opportunities.
Both teams emerged scoreless from the first inning, but the Lady Eagles were determined to make a comeback.
However, a series of mistakes throughout the remainder of the game proved to be Pleasanton’s downfall.
In the second inning, Fredericksburg came out strong and scored two to lead 2-0 over the Lady Eagles.
Pleasanton frantically tried to contain the Billies’ offense, but to no avail.
In the third inning, Fredericksburg sent another two runners past home to double its lead over the Lady Eagles.
Pleasanton worked hard to get two runs off of the Billies in the fifth inning, but Fredericksburg retaliated with its own force to push the lead 6-2.
In the sixth inning, the Billies secured the win after tacking on three more runs to the board to lead 9-2 over the Lady Eagles.
Kaye Hubert led Pleasanton offensively after going 2-4 with 2 RBI, 1 double, and 1 single.
Other Lady Eagle contributors include: Gianne Salinas (2-4) 2 singles.
In game one, Pleasanton opened up the series with a close 8-7 loss to the Billies on the road.
The Lady Eagles came out ready to play, but Fredericksburg matched their intensity.
In the first inning, the Billies worked hard to get an early 1-0 lead and Pleasanton was not able to follow suit.
However, the Lady Eagles caught fire in the second inning and added five runs to the board to tie up the game.
With the possibility of a win in sight, Pleasanton gave the remainder of the match its best effort.
Unfortunately, Fredericksburg dominated the game offensively and the Lady Eagles could not contain them.
As a result, the Billies narrowly prevailed 8-7 over Pleasanton in seven innings.
Torey Dumont took over the pitcher’s mound for the Lady Eagles and sat down 5 batters while permitting 8 runs, 9 hits, and 2 errors.
Dumont also led Pleasanton offensively after going 2-4 with 2 RBI and 2 singles.
Other Lady Eagle contributors include: Hubert (1-4) 2 RBI, 1 single; Gabby Cantu (1-2) 1 RBI, 1 single; Salinas (1-4) 1 RBI, 1 single, and Emily Sanchez (2-4) 2 singles.
“Heading into the playoffs, we talked about what needed to be done from the game aspect and the power of heart in competition,” Savage said.
“These young ladies represented the program, the school, and Pleasanton with astronomical class, determination, and the hearts of true champions. I am very proud of each and every one of these ladies.”