When it rains it pours for the Lady Tigers Softball Team. With wet weather all around the state, the Lady Tigers knew they needed to make a quick statement before it rained on their parade. Mansfield opened up the flood gates with a 12-1 washout of the Mountain View Lady Yellow Jackets in their first Regional game on Thursday, May 2.
Defense wins championships and the Lady Tigers showed that they are championship material. Mansfield’s Caroline Nicodemus made pitching look effortless as she pitched a smooth game striking out three Lady Yellow Jackets only giving up one run in five innings. The Lady Tigers infield and outfield kept Mountain View clearly in sight shutting down every shot the Lady Yellow Jackets had at being in the game.
Offensively Mansfield owned the show. Rylea Weaver and Kyli Davidson swung for the fences and in true overachiever fashion, each knocked out massive home runs. Kylie Eveld set up the bases scoring some opportunities for the Lady Tigers while Shyann McDowell and Caroline Nicodemus combined for 3 RBIs.
Mansfield showed up to Regionals to make a statement and made it very clear they can play ball with anyone. The Lady Tigers now must face Rose Bud who has been the 3A powerhouse this year in Fridays Regional showdown. Prepare for a storm because tomorrows Regional game will be one for the ages. The Lady Tigers will play on May 3 in Fayetteville at 10 a.m.