The Varsity Arabians traveled to Jourdanton last Tuesday, Feb. 28 to take on the Squaws, falling 15-5 thanks in part to sloppy play that saw Devine make seven errors.
Devine got on the board first in the top of the 2nd inning. Brooklyn Anderson was hit by a pitch, and consecutive two-out walks by Kendall Arche, Halle Hagdorn, and Julie Ortiz forced Anderson in for a short-lived 1-0 lead.
Jourdanton took a 6-1 lead in the bottom of the 1st inning, thanks to three consecutive singles, a triple, and three more singles, and never looked back.
Jaylyn Stewart and Brittany Jay hit back-to-back singles in the top of the 3rd inning to scratch back one run. The Arabians scored three more runs in the top of the 4th inning on a walk by Arche, a double by Ortiz, and singles by Taylor Carr and Stewart.
Devine had seven hits, seven errors, and left eight runners on base.
Batting: Carr 1-4, 1 RBI; Jessie Ramirez 0-3, 1 RBI; Stewart 2-3, 1 RBI; Jay 1-3; Anderson 0-2; Kim Freeman 0-3; Arche 1-1, 2 BB; Hagdorn 0-2, 1 BB; Ortiz 2-3, 1 RBI, 1 BB.
Pitching: Carr 1.1 IP, 10 ER, 12 hits, 1 strikeout; Ramirez 2.2 IP, 1 hit, 3 walks.
By Marly Davis