Bruni no match for Ladies’ bats
The game was called in the fifth inning under the UIL’s 10-run rule, which ends a game if one team is ahead by at least 10 after four or more innings.
“We had good pitching and good defense, and offensively we were able to put enough pressure on Bruni to get some errors,” Reaves said.
He noted that the girls lost their concentration in the fifth inning, allowing the visitors to score four runs, but kept the offense in check other than that lapse.
Savannah Ortiz pitched for the Lady Marlins, striking out 10 and walking four. She hit two batters with pitches, but collected the win – her fourth with no losses for the season.
She also contributed to the offense, going three for three appearances at the plate. She walked once and scored all four times she got on base. Jordan Morris, Missy Gilbreath, Madison Ray and Devan Murray each got one hit, with Morris’s being a double.
The win left the Lady Marlins with a 4-0 district record at the end of the first half of the season, and sitting solidly in first place in District 31A.