East beats Floresville; West rallies to beat G-P
April 15, 2011 at 11:01 p.m.
Updated April 14, 2011 at 11:15 p.m.
Victoria East 11, Floresville 1 (6)
Victoria West 4, G-P 3
Alisha Quinterro wasn't feeling it early in the game. Floresville had touched her up with a couple of hits, and had jumped out to a 1-0 lead.
"But I talked with coach (Courtney) Rigamonti, and we corrected it," the freshman pitcher said.
The coach, she said, told her she wasn't taking a long enough stride, and was throwing with her arm.
The adjustment helped. Quinterro allow just three base runners in the next three innings.
Thanks to a slew of errors in the third inning that allowed eight straight runners to reach base and score, the Titans beat Floresville in six innings 11-1.
Coach Jody Morgan knows her team should be better.
"We're about to work their little butts off," she said. "There's going to be hours of intense workouts, and things are going to be put under consequences if things aren't done right."
Morgan said that, despite the score, the team struggled to hit and field like she knows they are capable of doing.
The Titans also got some help from their crosstown rival, as Victoria West was the beneficiary of four errors by Gregory-Portland in the sixth inning to give the Warriors a 4-3 win.
Down 3-1 entering the bottom of the sixth, the Warriors benefited from hits by Emily Skipper and Eboni Murphy, along with timely errors that allowed runners to advance and score. West took the lead on a bunt by Priscilla Jimenez that allowed her to reach base and the go-ahead run to score.
The win avenges the Warriors last loss to G-P, in which West carried a 1-0 lead on the road into the final out, but couldn't hold.
The Titans' win and the Ladycats' loss means the two teams are even again atop District 30-4A with one game left to play. If the two teams are tied after Tuesday, a one-game playoff will be needed, likely Thursday night.
East (23-5-1, 7-2) can win the district outright with a win and a Ladycats loss at Beeville on Tuesday.
The Warriors (19-11, 5-4) are locked into fourth place because of the team's two losses to third-place Calhoun.
The Sandies (29-5-1, 6-3) cannot win District 30-4A, but can force a one-game playoff with a win and an East loss on Tuesday against West.