Bonham’s Lady Warriors got a bit of revenge on Melissa on Friday, April 8, dropping the Lady Cards, 8-2, and out of first place in the district race. On March 21, Melissa had “run-ruled” the Lady Warriors, 11-1. With this win at home, Bonham (5-3) is now tied with the Lady Cards for second place in District 11-4A with two games left and Celina (6-2) moves into first.
Melissa out-hit the Lady Warriors, 9-7, but also posted two errors to Bonham’s none. Collecting two hits each for the Lady Cards were Kylie Brakebill, Anna Fortenberry and Alexis Pevehouse. One of Pevehouse’s efforts was a home run to left field and teammate Audrey Solomon sent one over the center field fence as well. Fortenberry posted a double in the seventh. For Bonham, MacKenzie Downs and Brooke Aaron each had homers well, with both going 3-for-3 at the plate.
Pevehouse worked a complete game on the mound, permitting seven hits and four walks, while striking out five. Downs threw a full seven innings for Bonham, scattering nine hits and walking three, with nine strikeouts.
The Lady Cards rallied to tie the game at 2-2 in the fourth inning on the Solomon and Pevehouse homers, but in the bottom of the fifth Bonham pulled away. With one out, Downs walked then scored on Aaron’s single to center field. Next, Katie Jones reached base on an error followed by Sydney Sewell’s single to center field that scored Aaron and the Lady Warriors led, 4-2. Raegan Shackelford then reached on an error as two more Bonham runs were plated.
In the sixth, two more Lady Warrior runs ended the game’s scoring.
Lady Cards fall hard at Celina
Celina’s Lady Bobcats (5-2) romped past Melissa, 12-2, on Monday, April 3, to regain a tie for first place with the Lady Cards in District 11-4A. Lady Bobcat pitcher Randi Dobbins two-hit Melissa in the run rule-shortened five-inning contest while collecting three hits of her own in four at-bats. Colbie Balsamo also had three hits for Celina and teammate Alexi Ginegau posted two.
Alexis Pevehouse worked four innings on the mound for the Lady Cards, allowing eight hits and two walks with one strikeout. Kennedy Eanes came on in the fifth but couldn’t staunch the attack before Celina’s 10-run advantage was reached. All told, the Lady Bobcats posted 12 hits.
Melissa (5-2) opened with two runs in the first inning but was silenced thereafter, as Celina rolled to five runs in its half of the first and seven more in the fifth. Posting hits for the Lady Cards were Kylee Brakebill — a bunt single in the first inning — and Katee Johnson — a single in the fifth.