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Big innings lift Lady Deer over Friendswood (w/Photo Gallery)

Written by Bobby Vasquez. Posted in Sports

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The Lady Deer softball team continued its playoff march with a two-game sweep over Friendswood. Next up is Kingwood beginning Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at Kingwood. Game 2 of this best-of-three series will be Friday at 6 p.m at Deer Park. If a third game is needed, it will be played after Game 2. Click on the images for a gallery of the action from Deer Park Photos!

LDvsFwoodThe Lady Deer softball team keeps trucking with a two-game sweep over Friendswood. Click the images for a photo gallery of the action from Deer Park Photos!
Ignited by McKayla Chamberlain’s four-hit game, the Lady Deer softball team completed a two-game sweep over Friendswood Saturday, winning 13-6.


Friendswood got on the board early, tallying three runs in the first inning. Deer Park began to chip away, when Ashlyn Wade scored ahead of KK Morado’s single to center. Deer Park tied the game at 3-3 in the top of the third when Maleah Olvera doubled in Chamberlain and Alyssa Hernandez.

Two batters later, Sarah Vanderford brought Olvera home with a single to give Deer Park its first lead, 4-3.

The Lady Deer never looked back. Amaya Montano added a two-run homer to center to make the score 6-3 in the fourth. In the bottom of the inning, Friendswood managed to cut the lead to 6-4 with an RBI single. The Lady Mustangs got no closer.

Deer Park put together a six-run sixth and an extra run in the seventh to put the game away.

Winning pitcher Maddie Nelson got Deer Park through 5 and two-thirds innings, surrendering six runs (three earned) on nine hits, a walk and a strike out. Erin Edmoundson retired the last four in order to get the win.

Deer Park opened the series with an 11-3 win Friday night. Deer Park fell behind early 3-0 before a six-run rally gave the Lady Deer the lead for good. A five-run fourth put the game safely out of reach.

Edmoundson and Wade had three RBIs apiece. Starting pitcher Erin Edmoundson pitched a third of an inning, giving up three hits and three runs. Nelson came on in the first and went the rest of the way, allowing only two hits and a walk, striking out three for the win.

Next up for the Lady Deer is Kingwood beginning Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at Kingwood. Game 2 of this best-of-three series will be Friday at 6 p.m. at Deer Park. If a third game is needed, it will be played 30 minutes after Game 2, also at Doll Forrest Field.