By Delton Wilhite, Sportswriter
The Lady Mules won two games this past week. Tuesday, the Lady Mules blanked the Dimmitt Bobbies 21-0 in four and a half innings. Clarissa Rejino gave up no hits to the Bobbies, but she walked three batters and hit one with a pitch. The Lady Mules backed her up with two double plays.
Saturday morning the Lady Mules met the Dalhart Golden Wolves at Canyon Randall Lady Raider Field. Dalhart scored one run in each of the first three innings, but the Lady Mules took the lead in the bottom of the third inning on a home run by Valeri Toscano and two additional runs in the bottom of the third inning.
The Lady Mules never looked back and ended the game with a walk-off grand slam home run by Jillian Rojas in the bottom of the sixth inning. The Lady Mules won the game 16-4.
Rejino walked the first Bobbie batter she faced. The second batter lined the first pitch straight to Melody Moran at first base. She snagged the line drive and stepped on first base to complete the unassisted double play. Rejino fanned the third Bobbie of the inning on three pitches.
Rejino again walked the first batter of the second inning. The second batter sent a ground ball to Emili Mora at shortstop. She made the soft toss to Brianna Barron at second base for the first out. Barron fired a strike to Moran at first to complete the classic 6-4-3 double play.
Madison Hasley led off for the Lady Mules with a base hit to right field. She stole second and went to third on a throwing error. Mora scored Hasley with a single up the middle. Mora stole second base. Dellany Martinez singled to centerfield and Mora went to third base and scored on a throwing. The Lady Mules led 2-0 after one inning.
The Lady Mules lacked lack one batter in batting around twice in the second inning. The Lady Mules put 13 runs on the board in the second inning to lead 15-0.
The Lady Mules added a run in the third inning and five more in the bottom of the fourth inning.
Hasley led the Lady Mules with three hits in four plate appearances and scored four runs. Rojas had three hits and scored three runs. Martinez had two hits and scored three runs.
Against Dalhart, Rejino allowed four runs on nine hits, struck out four and walked none.
The Lady Mules set up the big win by scoring five runs in the fifth inning. Barron slammed a single up the middle and was forced out on a fielder’s choice with a slow dribbler to second by Hasley. Mora singled to right field, and Hasley went to third base. Mora advanced to second on the first pitch to Rejino.
Rejino sent a ground ball up the third baseline to score both Hasley and Mora. The Dalhart shortstop bobbled Rojas ground ball for an error and Rejino went to third on her late throw to first. Moran doubled to left field to score Rojas. Mia Reyna sent Moran home with a single to right field. The Lady Mules led 12-4 going into the sixth inning.
Hasley singled to right field in the bottom of the sixth inning. Mora singled to put Lady Mule runners at first and second bases. Rejino drew a walk to set the table for Rojas. Rojas sent the second pitch she saw over the left field fence for a grand slam to end the game.
Mora led the Lady Mules as she went four-for-four at the plate and scored three runs. Rojas was three-for-four at the plate and scored four runs and drove in five runs. Valerie Toscano homered in the second inning to start the Lady Mule scoring. She was three-for-four at the plate and scored one run.
The Lady Mules traveled to Bushland on Tuesday to put their two-game win streak on the line against the Lady Falcons. The River Road Lady Cats will visit the Lady Mules Friday at 5:00 PM.