Melbourne ends BIC season
Buffalo Island Central saw their season come to an end, losing to host Melbourne 9-1 in Saturday afternoon's 2A Regional Softball Tournament at Melbourne.
The Lady Mustangs, who finished the season 13-9, were their own worst enemy, committing six errors on the day.
"We just made too many errors to win the game," said BIC coach Cary Cossey. "I thought we played a little nervous, but we had a real good year overall. I am very proud of our team. We set goals at the start of the season, and came real close to reaching them. This was the first time we've reached the district finals, so we are hoping to build on this for next year and go a lot further in post season play. We had a real tough draw, having to face the host team. They have a good club."
BIC picked up their only run of the game when Jenna Pike tripled and scored on an RBI single by Karla Marroquin. Marroquin finished the day 2-3 at the plate while Pike, Megan Misner and Madison Finch all went 1-3. Marroquin picked up the loss on the mound, surrendering 10 hits while striking out five and issuing one base on balls.
BIC reached the regionals with a 9-3 victory over Marmaduke in Monday's 2A-3 district semi-finals. Jenna Pike led an 11-hit Lady Mustang attack, going 3-3 with a pair of RBIs. Madison Finch drove in three runs while going 2-3 at the plate. Demi Hargrove had a pair of hits and scored twice, while Karla Marroquin went 1-2 with one RBI. Megan Misner, Shelby Qualls and Sarah Roddy all had one hit apiece.
Marroquin picked up the win, allowing three runs while fanning 13 Lady Greyhounds. The right-hander allowed only three hits while walking three batters.
The Lady Mustangs fell to Marked Tree in the district finals, 11-1. Hargrove led BIC at the plate with a 2-3 performance, while Marroquin, Finch and Ashely Jines all went 1-2. Marroquin took the loss, yielding nine hits while striking out eight batters.
Marked Tree was led at the plate by Ariel Vance and Deziree Tull, who both went 3-3 at the plate. Brittany Threlkeld pounded a home run over the left field fence while Hannah Ghant picked up the victory on the mound as the Lady Indians improved to 16-4 on the year.