Pearsall’s title hopes slip with 5-4 loss to Floresville
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DISTRICT 29-4A SOFBALL
LADY MAVS FALL TO SECOND IN DISTRICT STANDINGS, LOSE SEASON SERIES TO TIGERS
With a narrow 5-4 win over Pearsall last week, Floresville secured the inside track to secure the District 29-4A softball title with three games remaining in league play.
A tight defensive effort coupled with a pair of base-running calls that went their way proved to be the difference in the #25 state-ranked Lady Tigers’ decision over Pearsall.
Floresville is currently 25th in the Texas Girls Coaches Association State Poll.
“The Floresville game was a close one,” PHS Head Coach Melissa Sanchez said. “The girls were focused and driven for this game because they knew what was on the line.
“Our pitching and our defense held strong the entire game, and so did theirs. We still have some things we can continue to work on, but this game was the product of all the work this team has put in to stay healthy and motivated to push past adversity.”
Although they showed much improvement from their first outing, a 20-11 loss, Pearsall still could not overcome the Lady Tigers, who swept the season series.
“Our focus now, is to finish the season strong and hopefully start laying down a strategy for the postseason playoff run,” Sanchez said.
Pearsall would need to win out their remaining schedule and get some help from other teams in knocking off the Lady Tigers twice in order to have any kind of shot at stealing the district title.
Floresville has outings remaining against Uvalde, Carrizo Springs and Pleasanton. Those teams are a combined 10-18 in league play.
As it sits, Pearsall has a comfortable hold on the second seed in the district standings, with a two-game lead on third place Devine, who the Lady Mavs have already swept this season. The team does, however, have the tougher schedule down the stretch as they faced Uvalde Tuesday evening and will be at Carrizo Springs on Friday.
Uvalde and Carrizo Springs are locked in a tie for the final playoff spot at 5-5 apiece. The Lady Wildcats are surging of late, having won three in a row, including a 12-1 rout of Uvalde and a 4-0 shutout of Devine.
Pearsall closes out the regular season on April 18 against winless Pleasanton.