|Photo by Kristine Kelly|
Copyright 2018, All Rights Reserved
Copyright 2018 All Rights Reserved
DEER PARK, TEXAS (March 26, 2018) Paced by four RBI by catcher Kirstin Kelly, the Deer Park Cougars 8U softball team (shown right) downed the Deer Park Savage by the score of 10-8 in Girls League action at the Adult Softball Complex in Deer Park. The Cougars kicked of their scoring assault when Kelly singled in the second inning; sending shortstop Aubrey Rogers and rover Jocelynn Wall home from second and first base, respectively. Kelly added two more RBI in the third inning on another single, bringing second baseman Emilee Mendoza and Rogers home. Rogers tallied three hits in the game, including the final hit of the game to give the Cougars the win.
Left fielder Quinn Romero connected for two hits, along with right fielder Paige Taylor and third baseman Melina Delgado for six of the Cougars' 17 hits. First baseman Riley Wilson was 2-for-2 at the plate (single, double) and scored two runs.
The Cougars' excellent field play held Savage at bay, with the excellent glove work of pitcher Cali Telles, center fielder Genesis Rodriguez, and flex/designated hitter Mia Ceniceros, limiting the Savage to only three balls getting out of the infield. Telles controlled the pace of the game from the circle; through focused play and awareness. Rogers scored three runs on three hits with Wall getting on base twice to put pressure on the Savage defense. Mendoza also scored two runs on two hits
Next up for the Cougars is a Thursday, March 29 match-up against the Deer Park Cobras. First pitch is set for 6:15 p.m. CDT at the Adult Softball Complex in Deer Park. The Cougars are managed by Larry King, and coached by Able Mendoza and Dale Yurt.