The Granbury Pirates had little difficulty in their District 7-4A softball opener Tuesday, winning 22-3 at Southwest in Fort Worth.
It was the first victory as a head coach for Granbury’s Mallory Smith, whose team improved to 1-1 overall.
“It’s always awesome to get a win in your district opener,” said Smith. “We know we still have some things to work on, but we will be getting stronger every game.”
That may be hard for Southwest folks to imagine. The Lady Pirates scored in every inning and pounded out 20 hits.
The Lady Pirates did commit seven errors, which was overshadowed by nine by the Lady Raiders.
Granbury pitcher Destini Lopez surrendered no earned runs while striking out 10 and walking none. She also had four hits and drove in a pair of runs.
Every player who came to bat had at least one hit for the Lady Pirates.
Granbury is hosting its own tournament this weekend.
The Lady Pirates are seeking their second consecutive postseason appearance after finishing third in district in 2013.
Granbury 582 16 – 22 20 7
Southwest 030 00 – 3 2 9
Granburry pitching – Destini Lopez (1-0) 5 innings, 2 hits, 3 runs (0 earned), 0 walks, 10 strikeouts.
Granbury hitting – Lopez 4-5, 2 RBIs; Alyssaa Allen 4-4, 2 doubles, 1 triple, 2 RBIs; Livia Zamora 3-5, RBI; Brooke Massey 2-3, walk, 3 RBIs; Taelyn Beadle 2-3, double, 2 walks, 4 RBIs; Whitley Tipton 2-4, walk, RBI; Rayla Helci 1-3, walk; Ashley Edes 1-4, walk; Maci Samuelson 1-4, walk, RBI.
Granbury record – 1-1, 1-0 in 7-4A.