Thursday, April 15, 2010

Lady Warriors Fall To Powerful Cobre

By Nicky Romero
For The Mountain Mail

The Socorro High School Softball Team (8-8, 0-1) dropped its first district game 13-2 to the second-ranked Cobre Lady Indians at home Tuesday.
Hard-hitting Cobre (12-4, 1-0) opened the game by scoring three runs in the first inning, two runs in the third, and four more runs in the fourth. This gave them a 9-0 lead before Socorro got on the scoreboard.
Coach Gary Apodaca said, “We started off real slow again. A lot of it had to do with errors, they just kill us. We had problems hitting the ball the first three innings and once we got a beat on the ball, they changed pitchers.
“We kept hitting the ball, but they just kept making some good defensive catches out there. We had ruuners on bases several times, but we just couldn't get them around. We also made a few base running errors.”
Socorro finally got two runs on the scoreboard in the fourth. They starting hitting Cobre's starting pitcher Jenisha Gomez who had kept Socorro hitters scoreless for the first three innings.
Brittney McDaniel walked and Gina Rico singled to centerfield. McDaniel scored on a double steal and on a throwing error on the second baseman. Chantilly Gallegos reached first on an error and scored Rico for another unearned run.
Cobre's relief pitcher Alyssia Rascon came into the game in the middle of the fourth. She held Socorro scoreless in the last three innings.
Cobre capped off its scoring with four more runs in the seventh, three of them coming on a three-run home run by catcher Brittany Madrid.
“Maureen Trujillo pitched a decent game”, said Apodaca “There was some hits out there, but the defense needs to pick it up and help her out.”

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