Weatherford Democrat

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May 24, 2013

Shaky start, silent bats put Lady Eagles in early hole

— By GREG WEBB

FORT WORTH — Brock devotees are hoping for a healthy dose of deja vu after dropping the first game of a best-of-three set to Pilot Point on Thursday, in the Class 2A Region II softball final played at Chisholm Trail High School.

A pair of errors in the first frame marked a shaky start for the Brock defense, and the offense could not make up the difference in an eventual 4-0 loss to the Lady Cats.

The Lady Eagles were actually pretty fortunate to get out of the first inning just surrendering a single run. 

But ‘fortunate’ described little else for Brock on this night, who was without two of their regular starters going into the game. The Pilot Point hits began to fall in the second frame, as they added a pair of runs in the second, putting the Lady Eagles down 3-0  

With the night Lady Cats pitcher Skylar Cagle was having in the circle, Brock could ill afford to cede many — or as it turned out — any runs. The right-hander fanned 16 batters on the evening, giving up just a pair of hits. It was the sixth frame before the Lady Eagles pushed a runner into scoring position.

Brock had a similar Game 1 a week ago when they fell to Mt. Vernon in the first contest, but rebounded big in the second and third games to take the series.

Head coach Ryan Starnes and the BHS girls hope a repeat is in the offing in this week’s set, as they take the field again on Friday, at Chisholm Trail. First pitch is set for 7 p.m. 

If the Lady Eagles can reverse fortunes in Friday’s rematch, the deciding game will be played on Saturday, same venue, same time.

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