HUDDLE UP. After the game, coach Bradford huddles up with the team to discuss the big win
HUDDLE UP. After the game, coach Robin Bradford meets with the team to discuss the big win. photo/Tyler Rispoli

On Tuesday night, April 13, the Braves softball team (20-3) took on the Cypress Creek High School (7-15) Bears at home.

The team started the night with three quick outs from junior Kelsi Smith, sophomore Lara Dusing, junior Karla Plogstedt.

In the bottom of the first inning junior Adriana Garip hit a deep dinger for a double then came in seconds later on another double by Smith. In the second inning, Cypress Creek came back out to the field strong but the Lady Braves swiped three more quick outs. In the bottom, Dusing made a crucial move hitting a single then stealing second and third leading to a run. Moments later senior Meghan Mansfield blasted a line drive to the outfield for a double. Mansfield sent two runners home making the score 4-0.

Cypress Creek did not make any runs in the first two innings, leaving the score 4-0.

In the third inning defense kept their heads up with a double play from Smith and freshman Avery Clark. In the bottom, junior Elizabeth Wills hit a double sending sophomore Rachael Carroll home for run making the score 5-0.

In the forth inning, offense racked in runs. Megan Sexton scored a run on a dropped pop fly while Wills hit a triple sending three runners home. Minutes later sophomore Kathleen Cairns hit a single bringing in two runners. On top of that, Sexton then nailed a line drive over the left field fence for a home run. Mansfield brought in two runners with her making the score 14-0.

The team lead 14-0 going into fifth inning.

In the fifth inning Cypress Creek was not able to score causing the game to end on a run rule. The Lady Braves beat Cypress Creek, 14-0.

On Thursday, April 14, the Lady Braves (21-3) have a home game against Freedom (12-9) for the district championship title at 7 p.m.

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