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El Campo falls to Sante Fe in playoffs

By jhornberg
May 1, 2010 at 12:01 a.m.


EL CAMPO - A day after getting no-hit to open its bi-district playoff series by Santa Fe pitcher Jocelyn Tacquard, Ladybirds pitcher Katlyn Urbanovsky did all she could to keep the El Campo Ladybirds in Game 2.

"After yesterday, I was just trying to go in and out, get them off balance, and keep them out of their comfort zone and try to make them hit it to where our girls were," said the senior pitcher for the Ladybirds.

But there was a problem: Tacquard was devastating the Ladybirds' lineup for a second straight day.

El Campo's season came to an end Saturday in a 3-0 loss that was a pitcher's duel between Urbanovsky and Tacquard, as the Santa Fe pitcher held the Ladybirds scoreless for 14 innings of Games 1 and 2, sweeping the series and ending the Ladybirds season.

Tacquard followed up her no-hitter Friday in Santa Fe with a two-hitter on Saturday here. Urbanovsky allowed only six hits and allowed only one walk, a hit batter in the second. She held the Lady Indians to two earned runs, and was helped by stellar play by her defense.

"It was very important, without my team, I was nothing," she said of her team's play in the field.

Pitching and playing at home helped Urbanovsky and the Ladybirds play better than they did the night before, said Ladybirds coach Shane Wagner.

"Katlyn always pitches better at home than she does on the road," he said. "As a team, we play better at home than on the road, and that's just how most teams are. She did a good job."

A baserunner in the sixth was picked off, and Haley Pierce was called out after turning slightly toward second after running past first with the ball at the base.

Wagner said the aggression on the bases were necessary given the way Santa Fe held El Campo in check the night before.

LADY BADGERS ADVANCE

Karnes City won its opening round game against Johnson City in Seguin, 5-4, Friday night. The Lady Badgers will play Hallettsville, which had an opening round bye for winning District 26-2A, in Seguin on Friday.

SANDIES SMASH PLEASANTON IN GAME 3 to win series

PLEASANTON - The Calhoun Sandies dropped the second game of their series with the Pleasanton Lady Eagles in the final inning, 8-7, only to bounce back in the final game to secure the series with a 10-0 shutout.

Cecilia Castillo pitched both games, with four strikeouts in Game 2 and six in Game 3, and was a combined 7-for-8 in both games on Saturday.

The Sandies will open a three-game series with Corpus Christi Tuloso-Midway next Friday at 7 p.m. on the road. Games 2 and 3 will be in Port Lavaca next Saturday, with Game 2 at 11 a.m. Game 3, if necessary, will be at 1 p.m.

Goliad's season comes to end

MARION - The Lady Tigers season has come to and end after losing to Marion on the road Saturday, 9-2.

VAN VLECK RALLIES IN 7th to win

Tied at eight entering the seventh inning, Van Vleck's Lyndee Dement drove in the game winning run to clinch its series with Odem with an 8-7 win on Saturday at Victoria Youth Sports Complex.

Dement was 3-for-4 on the day with a total of five RBIs for Van Vleck, who advance to play George West next week. A site and time has not been determined.

CLASS 4A BI-DISTRICT

Santa Fe 3, El Campo 0

Game 2

SF 020 010 0 - 3 6 2

EC 000 000 0 - 0 2 1

WP - J. Tacquard. LP - K. Urbanovsky. Highlights: (EC) Morgan McClain 1-for-3; Elizabeth Lurker 1-for-2. Series: Santa Fe wins series 2-0.

Pleasanton 8, Calhoun 7

Game 2

CAL 202 300 0 - 7 14 3

PLE 111 300 2 - 8 8 0

LP-C. Castillo. Highlights: Rilea Whitaker 2-for-4, R, 2B; Tiffany Castillo 3-for-4, 3 run HR, 2B, 3 RBi, 2 R; Cecilia Castillo 3-for-4, 2 RBI, 2B, 3 SB, 2 R; Naomi Trevino 2-for-3; Darian Sanchez 2-for-4.

Calhoun 10, Pleasanton 0

Game 3

CAL 400 303 0 - 10 20 1

PLE 000 000 0 - 0 3 1

WP - C. Castillo. Highlights: Rilea Whitaker 2-for-4, R, RBI; Tiffany Castillo 2-for-3, 2 RBI, 2 R; C. Castillo 4-for-4, 2B, R; Marissa Snyder 2-for-4, R, RBI; Naomi Trevino 4-for-4, R, 2 SB; Brittany Dworaczyk 3-for-4, R, 2 RBI; Darian Sanchez 2-for-3, R. Series: Calhoun wins series 2-1. Next up: at Tuloso-Midway, 7 p.m., best of three games.

Bay City 3, Friendswood 2

Game 2

BC 000 030 0 - 3 5 1

FR 200 000 0 - 1 8 0

Friendswood 1, Bay City 0

Game 3

BC - 0 4 2

FR - 1 8 0

CLASS 2A BI-DISTRICT

Van Vleck 9, Odem 8

Game 3

Odem 012 500 0 - 8 8 5

Van Vleck 041 021 1 - 9 14 3

Catarina Pizana and Chelsea Cuellar. Lyndee Dement, Kamille Kucera (5) and Kyla Patten. W: Kucera. L: Pizana. Highlights: (VV) L. Dement 3-for-4, five RBI, R, game-winning 2B; Kucera 3-for-3, R, RBI; Kara Bickham 3-for-4, 2 R. Records: Odem 18-12, Van Vleck 16-9-1. Note: Van Vleck will play George West in area at site and date TBD.

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