February 10, 2018, Timpson ISD Softball Complex –
The Timpson Lady Bears Varsity Softball Team left no doubt who was the better team Friday when they defeated the visiting Mount Enterprise Wildcats by a 18-0 score, in a 2 1/2-inning, run-rule shortened game. The win was Timpson’s first District 22 2A district game and moved them to 3-0 overall for the season. This was only the second game played at their new ballpark.
Coach Jerrod Campbell said, “The girls played well today. We haven’t gotten a lot of practice due to wet weather and some of our girls being in the basketball playoffs just a couple of weeks ago. We are working hard to improve and I feel it showed today. We like our new field. Our old ballpark would have been very wet today.”
After Timpson retired the Lady Wildcat with the bases loaded in the first inning, they wasted no time jumping out to an early lead. Jasmine Rodgers scored Timpson’s first run early in the bottom of the first inning, after reaching base on a walk, and scoring when a teammate doubled. Timpson eventually got nine free bases off of walks from the Lady Wildcats and hit safely seven times in the inning. They went into the second inning with a 15-0 advantage.
Mount Enterprise had their lead off runner reach base. They did not catch a break as she was picked off and they would only see three runners come up to bat before they were retired before scoring.
The Lady Bears used three walks, a Wildcats error, and a hit to score three runs in the second inning and expand their lead to 18-0. The Timpson defense then set down the Lady Wildcats in 1-2-3 fashion. This enforced the leagues 15-run mercy rule and ended the game.
Timpson will play the Joaquin Lady Rams at Rams Ballpark, on Monday, March 12, 2018, at 12 p.m. The early start time is afforded because of spring break.