The Granbury Lady Pirates continued their early run through District 7-4A competition Friday with a 13-2 pummeling of visiting Arlington Heights.
Granbury pitcher Destiny Lopez limited Heights to a single hit. She struck out 15 and walked four.
Every Heights out was a strikeout.
She threw a no-hitter to open district with an 18-3 victory against Southwest.
Lopez aided her own cause by going 2-for-3 with the bat, including her first high school home run. It came immedately after Whitley Tipton hit a three-run blast, her second of the season
“That was awesome to see,” said Lady Pirate coach Chad Kimberling of the home runs.
The Lady Pirates (7-10, 3-0) have outscored their three district foes 46-8. Early indications are that the district championship could come down to the Lady Pirates and Aledo.
Granbury hosts Aledo March 22.
“Looking at who’s doing what, it does look as though that is the case, but I’m not looking past anybody,” said Kimberling.
The Lady Pirates made the most of their 14 hits. After falling behind 2-0 in the top of the first, they scored 13 unanswered runs.
Maci Samuelson led the Lady Pirates in hitting, going 3-for-3 with a triple and run batted in.
Arl. Heights 200 00 – 2 1 3
Granbury 150 7x – 13 14 2
Granbury pitching – Destini Lopez 5 innings, 1 hit, 2 earned runs, 4 walks, 15 strikeouts.
Granbury (7-10, 3-0) hitting – Maci Samuelson 3-3, triple, RBI; Lopez 2-3, home run, RBI; Loryn McCoy 2-3, RBI; Avery Villa 2-3, double, RBI; Taelyn Beadle 1-3, 2 RBIs; Bailey Cole 1-3; Whitley Tipton 1-3, home run, 3 RBIs; Kelsey Clarke 1-3, RBI; Avery Railsback 1-2.