After all the rain the Central Texas area received Monday night, Clint Zander knew his field wasn’t going to be in great condition for Bosqueville’s district match-up against Hico.
So, the Bosqueville coach contacted Waco ISD’s director of athletics facilities Jack Stanley at seven Tuesday morning.
“I looked at the website and thought Waco High had a game here at seven, University was open so I thought maybe there was a chance,” Zander said. “It was convenient for us. You never like to push games back and get them taken care of.”
Like the recent rain storms across the area, Bosqueville poured on the runs early as the Lady Bulldogs topped Hico 15-8 Tuesday night in Waco.
The win ensures that Bosqueville will be third in District 10-2A no matter what with the chance to tie for second with a win over Moody next week.
“It was a big win for us,” Zander said. “We came out pretty good. But then we kind of lost some focus and let things get away from us. Overall I’m happy.”
Hico got on the board in the top of the first off an RBI single to right field, but Bosqueville was quick to answer as the Lady Bulldogs plated six runs in the bottom of the frame.
Aaryn Lewis led off the inning with a walk for Bosqueville and scored two batters later off an RBI double by Jessie Ramirez.
Two more doubles – by Chloe McGee and Jaci Hoffmeyer — in the first inning scored an additional four runs for the Lady Bulldogs.
Hico cut into Bosqueville’s lead with three runs off three in the top of the third after only getting one runner on base off a walk the inning before.
“I was excited because last time we only scored 12 runs in seven innings on them,” Zander said. “Then we jump out the same pitcher and get a lot the first couple of innings. I thought we were cruising. We lost some focus and didn’t finish the job.”
The score stayed knotted at 13-4 until the bottom of the fourth.
With one out in the bottom of the inning, Jessie Ramirez hit a fly ball to left field, but Hico’s fielder dropped the ball.
Ramirez then stole second and later scored off an RBI single by McGee.
Hico answered with a pair of runs in the top of the fifth before Bosqueville scored another in the bottom of the frame as Ramirez knocked Lewis home with a groundout to third.
The Tigers weren’t finished though as they plated two more in the top of the seventh.
“We got a little impatient at the plate,” Zander said. “Defensively we made some miscues that we shouldn’t have.”
Overall, McGee led the Lady Bulldogs with four RBIs on the night, followed by Hoffmeyer with three.
Makayla Autinwreath and McGee each went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead the way for Bosqueville.
Ally Willis finished with eight strikeouts.
Up next for the Lady Bulldogs is a home game against Moody at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 18.