The Granbury Lady Pirates improved to 2-0 in District 7-4A softball Tuesday with a 15-3 pasting of O.D. Wyatt in Fort Worth.
Maci Samuelson led the Granbury offensive attack, going 4-for-4 with three triples and three runs batted in. Whitley Tipton added a 3-for-3 performance and also drove in three runs, while Bailey Cole, Avery Villa, Kelsey Clarke, and Sara Callahan each collected a pair of hits.
Samuelson and Tipton are each batting .857 in district play.
The Lady Pirates (6-10 overall) made short work of the Lady Chaparrals, jumping out to a 10-0 lead after the first inning.
Destini Lopez pitched a three-hitter for Granbury. She struck out 11. Two of the hits against her were squibblers that barely made it out of the infield.
“We are starting to see the benefits of staying focused for the entire game, regardless of score,” said Granbury coach Chad Kimberling. “Starting 2-0 (in district) is what we needed, and now we have to focus on Arlington Heights (last night). Getting that win going into spring break would be a great push in the right direction, and then we go to Trimble Tech on Monday before getting a deserved few days off.”
Following their game at Trimble Tech, the Lady Pirates have more than a week off before returning to action at home against Fort Worth South Hills on March 19 and hosting Aledo on March 22.
The Lady Pirates are hoping to return to the playoffs. They have not reached the postseason since the 2010 season, when they advanced to the second round.
Granbury (10)21 11 – 15 18 2
O.D. Wyatt 000 21 – 3 3 1
Granbury pitching – Destini Lopez 5 innings, 3 hits, 3 runs (2 earned), 3 walks, 11 strikeouts.
Granbury (6-10, 2-0 in 7-4A) hitting – Maci Samuelson 4-4, 3 triples, 3 RBIs; Whitley Tipton 3-3, walk, 3 RBIs; Bailey Cole 2-4, triple, 2 RBIs; Avery Villa 2-2, double, RBI; Kelsey Clarke 2-2, RBI; Sara Callahan 2-2, double, RBI; Taelyn Beadle 1-3, walk, RBI; Lopez 1-4; Loryn McCoy 1-4, RBI.