A soggy field from unexpected Wednesday storms forced a location change between the battle of the 2 unbeaten teams in 29-4A softball last Thursday. Typically you never want to give up home-field advantage, certainly in a game of this magnitude, but with Easter weekend up next, coaches wanted to make sure the game didn't get postponed.
The girls experienced their worst inning of softball this season right off the bat as Fredericksburg led off the bottom of the first with 3 runs on Pirate miscues and strong hitting.
However, the Pirates refocused, regrouped and played great defense the rest of the contest and decided to get back into the game! Lytle scored once in the 4th inning when Sam Dear crossed on a passed ball after she reached on a single and stole a base. After a walk by Precious Carrillo, Macy Smith delivered a game-tying 2 run homer over the left center field fence in the bottom of the 6th inning to finally tie the game at 3.
Lytle continued to hold the Billies scoreless and in the top of the 7th, Kayla Herrera was able to score on a Carli Diver hit that was dropped by Fredericksburg. Smith closed out the 7th with a 3 up, 3 down frame including striking out the last two batters to seal the comeback victory on the road.
With testing, the Lytle Pirates will have a small break until Friday when they travel to Hondo to face the Owls. JV will play at 5 and Varsity at 7pm. Lytle now stands at 17-4 on the season and 4-0 in district action.