Woodson retires 20 out of 21 batters vs. Dilley

Natalia Junior Abigayle Woodson had a stellar outing last Friday evening in Frio County vs. the Dilley Lady Wolves. Woodson struck out 20 out of 21 batters leading the girls in blue past the Dilley Wolves. The offense did their part to compliment the defense, as they belted out 12 hits en route to a 12-0 road win to improve to 14-2-2 overall and 6-0 in district.
“Woodson dominated against Dilley, allowing zero runs on zero hits, striking out 20 and walking zero,” Head Coach Tara Cortinas said. “We managed 16 hits in this game, with one of them a Home Run by Senior, Jimena Figueroa.”
Domination didn’t come immediately on the offensive end of the game, as Natalia scored a single run in their opening at bat. This came courtesy opf a Taty Alvarado single and a Mena Figueroa single.
Woodson began her excellent performance on the mound, as she struck out the first three batters in the bottom of the 1st.
Natalia was able to add two additional runs in their second at bat. This was courtesy of an error put into play by Kody Blanquiz, a single by Trina Vera, a field’s choice by Sky Gallegos and a single by Alvarado giving Natalia the 3-0 lead.
Three more victims were served with strikeouts in the bottom of the 2nd as Natalia added a run in the top of the 3rd. Natalia’s run in the 3rd was thanks to a number of Dilley errors.
Woodson struck out three in a row in the bottom of the third before watching Natalia come up empty in the top of the 4th. In the bottom of the inning, Woodson struck out the top of the line-up again showing her dominance.
Natalia began to pull away offensively in the top of the 5th. Natalia used a Trista Vera triple and a two-run homerun by Figueroa to take a 6-0 lead.
In the bottom of the 5th, Dilley’s Castillo was the lone Lady Wolf to touch a pitch as he grounded out to Figueroa followed by two additional Woodson Ks.
Natalia went on to score two runs in the 6th and four more in the 7th en route to a solid 12-0 victory as Woodson retired six final batters in the final two at bats for Dilley.
Natalia finished with 12 hits as they forced 7 additional errors on the Dilley defense. The 12-0 victory fueled Natalia to not only their 6th straight win as mentioned, but also a scoring margin in 27-3A of 78-3 overall with a hitting margin in 27-3A of 63-6.
At bat- Blanquiz 2-4-2RBIs-2runs scored, Trista Vera 1-4-2runs scored, Alvarado 3-5-1HR-3RBIs-2runs scored, Gabriella Munoz 2-4-1RBI, Gallegos 0-3, Figueroa 3-4-1HR-2RBIs-2runs scored, KK Lara 2-4-1run scored, Trina Vera 2-4-2RBIs, Woodson 1-5-1RBI.
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By Eric Smith
Staff Writer