The Natalia Lady Mustangs dropped a crucial road game in Karnes City April 10th, as stranded runners proved costly. Natalia stranded a total of four runners including four of which reached third base during a 1-0 upset win by the home squad Lady Badgers
Natalia had a golden opportunity in their opening at bat, as they used a pair of singles and a walk to load bases with a single out. Unfortunately, a fielder’s choice and a ground out allowed KC to get out of the inning holding the Lady Stangs scoreless.
From here on out, it was a good defensive battle between two talented squads. Natalia stranded one runner in the 5th and one in the 6th innings of play.
KC stranded one runner in their opening at bat courtesy of a Natalia error, one in the 4th courtesy of an error and two runners in the 5th courtesy of a base on balls along with their first hit of the game.
In the 6th, KC was able to get their first runner of the inning on thanks to an error. She eventually scored with two outs, courtesy of a single giving the Lady Badgers all they needed to secure a 1-0 upset win.
At bat: Daniella Garza 1-3, Trista Vera 0-3, Felicia Guzman 0-3, Gabby Contreras 0-3, Jimena Figueroa 1-3, Bryanna Perez 0-3, JuJu Morales 1-3, Gabi Sontoya 0-2 and Biviana Figueroa 0-2.
On the Mound: Daniella Garza 6.0, allowed two hits, walked two, struck out eight and allowed one run (not earned).
Defensive Put-Out Leaders: Contreras 6, Perez 2. Assists- Perez 3, Guzman 2, Garza 2.
By Eric Smith