Lady Rams Outlast Alto for Senior Night

April 14, 2016 - The Joaquin Lady Rams varsity softball team defeated their District 22 2A rivals, the Alto Lady Yellowjackets, by a convincing 12-1 score, last Tuesday, April 12. The game was cut short in the fifth inning due to the UIL ten-run-rule.

Joaquin honored seniors Maddison Andres, Kristen Harvey, Shelby Diven, Katherine Patrick, Annie Tarver, Miranda Prnka and Hailey Cummings before the game. Coach Steven McCann said during the ceremony, "Seniors like these are a pleasure to coach and they make our jobs easy."

Alto jumped out to an early 1-0 lead when they cashed in on their only two hits of the contest in the top of the first inning. The Lady Rams bounced back and tied the game 1-1 when Katherine Patrick reached base on an error, and Hana Bonner drove her home with an RBI triple. Bonner was picked off at home trying to stretch her hit into an inside-the-park-home run.

The Lady Rams used three walks, three hits and a sacrifice bunt to extend their lead to 5-1 in the bottom of the second inning.

Randi Goates added a run to the JHS tally when she scored on a passed ball behind Alto's catcher in the third inning.

Doubles by Lady Rams Lexi Hutchins and Miranda Prnka helped JHS boost their lead to 10-1 in the fourth frame.

Hutchins drove home Bonner and Darby Hughes in the fifth inning to end the game by 'Mercy-Rule.'

The Lady Rams have two games remaining in conference play. They have clinched a post-season birth and will next face the Timpson Lady Bears, at Timpson, on Friday, April 15 at 5 pm.