SOFTBALL: Angleton ends Lady Lions’ season in Game 2
By Miles Smith
Lockhart head coach Katy Snell knew the Lady Lions had drawn a tough opponent when she saw the pairing for the area round.
Angleton: a storied program from Brazoria County that some have as a dark horse pick for the state tournament in Austin.
Following a 13-1 loss in Game 1 Thursday night, the No. 19 Lady Lions looked like they’d finally met their match after running roughshod through District 26-5A play and dispatching Austin McCallum 21-0 in a bi-district playoff game that really wasn’t even as close as the final score suggested. A rainstorm Friday night ensured they’d play on Saturday, with Game 3 – if needed – teeing off immediately after Game 2 wrapped up.
But there was no need for Game 3. The Lady Lions’ season ended at the end of a hard-fought Game 2, with Lockhart falling 5-1 in a game that only really broke open in the sixth and seventh innings.
In the middle of the sixth inning, the Lady Lions, who batted first, had narrowed the margin to 3-1 on a Trinity Castillo double to center field that sent Alex Hedspeth across home plate.
But the run would be the last one of the series for Lockhart, which crossed home plate only two times against the cannon-like arm of Angleton hurler Aaliyah Garcia.
Read more – including thoughts from Lockhart head coach Katy Snell – in the May 10 Post-Register.