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By Dan Perrine
For The Record 

Lady Bears claim district title in softball


Last updated 4/25/2023 at 7:31pm

The Little Cypress Mauriceville Lady Bears celebrate their district softball championship after winning the clinching game at Silsbee

Little Cypress Mauriceville won this season's District 19-4A softball championship. The Lady Bears completed their district schedule with a record of 11-1 finishing one game ahead of their cross-county rivals the Bridge City Lady Cardinals.

A discouraging report came from doctors early last week concerning Bridge City's number one pitcher Carson Fall. The doctors indicated Fall has an injury to her right arm which is her pitching arm and the injury will keep Carson from throwing for three months.

Disappointing results followed last Tuesday when the Lady Cardinals lost their game at Jasper 9-8 in nine innings without the services of Fall. Cambree LaComb and Kaydence Corkran pitched instead and did strike out ten Lady Dawgs.

Nicole Sasser of the Lady Cardinals had a big game with her bat going four for five driving in one run and scoring twice. Jasper scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth to hand Bridge City the tough loss.

The Lady Cardinals rebounded big against West Orange Stark on Friday winning 15-0 in four innings when the 15-run rule was invoked. Kaydence Corkran allowed only one hit in pitching the abbreviated shutout and striking out six Lady Mustangs.

Leadoff batter Haley Munoz went three for four and drove in three runs for the Lady Cardinals. Nicole Sasser, Marlie Strong, and Makenna Carey each had two hits in the game. Nataleigh Sims had the lone hit for West Orange Stark.

Little Cypress Mauriceville closed the district schedule like champions walloping West Orange Stark 21-1 and then slamming Silsbee 15-1. The Lady Bears won both games on the road.

Sophomore Ella Stephenson got the pitching win on Tuesday against WOS. Stephenson threw all four innings giving up just one hit and striking out five Lady Mustangs.

Lady Bear Lexis Moss let her bat do the talking with four hits including two triples and three runs driven home. Keylie Washburn had three hits and scored three runs while Jillian Brown got two hits with one of them a double and brought four Lady Bears in to score.

Friday against Silsbee Tessa Erickson was the pitcher for LCM. Erickson gave up two hits and had four strikeouts in the five inning victory for the Lady Bears.

Little Cypress Mauriceville pounded out fifteen hits as all the Lady Bear starters got at least one base knock in the game. Six of the hits were doubles.

Ava White and Ella Stephenson both scored three runs for the Lady Bears. Eden Frenzel had three runs batted in to be tops in that category during the rout.

At 26-6 on the season the Little Cypress Mauriceville Lady Bears enter the playoffs on a five game winning streak. The opening opponent for LCM in the post season is Hardin-Jefferson which finished fourth place in its district.

The Lady Bears play the Lady Hawks in game one of their series at Lamar University in Beaumont on Thursday, April 27, at 5:00 PM. Game two will be Friday night in Woodville at 7:30 PM. A third game if necessary would be played Saturday with the location and other details to be determined by a coin flip after game two.

Starting pitcher Carson Fall of the Bridge City Lady Cardinals will miss the entire post season with an arm injury that will keep her from throwing for three months

The Bridge City Lady Cardinals are 23-13 on the season. They play the Huffman Lady Falcons in their bi-district playoff.

The first two games of the series will be played at Huffman on Friday, April 28. The first game will start at 5:00 PM and the second game will begin at 7:00 PM. A third game if necessary will be played Saturday in Bridge City at 11:00 AM.


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