CORSICANA – Life is good for Elizabeth Collier and the Lady Tigers.
Spring break couldn’t slow down their torrid pace to start 15-4A play, taking a 10-0 run-rule decision over Waxahachie on Monday to mark their fifth straight district win.
Betsy Woodall took a no-hitter into the fifth inning, and the Lady Tigers’ bats busted through for four runs in the third and another six in the sixth. They put an exclamation point on Corsicana’s eight-game win streak and stellar play at its home park.
“We’ve got it in our heads that this is our place,” Collier said. “No one will come in here and take anything from us at our place.”
Every Corsicana batter recorded at least one hit in the game. Katie Cook picked up two RBI hits and freshman catcher Demi Dotson went 2 for 3 with a pair of runs scored. Haley Brown and Katy Polk, batting in the No. 8 and 9 spots, respectively, combined for three hits and four runs.
Dotson started off Corsicana’s third with an infield hit and advanced to second on a throwing error. Cook scored her on an RBI double ripped to the left-center field wall and Woodall knocked Cook in two batters later with another shot off the left-center field wall that just missed the top of the fence. Brown later reached on an error, Polk singled and both scored on an error.
Woodall breezed through the first four innings but faced trouble in the fifth when Kaitlyn O’Brien led off with a single and Lauren Johnson popped a bunt over Woodall’s head for a base hit. But after a sacrifice bunt, Haylie Barber threw out O’Brien at the plate and Woodall got Tori Kvapil to pop out to end the inning.
Corsicana (17-7, 5-0) led off the sixth with a single from Barber, which chased starter Brooke Goad in favor of first baseman Lauren Johnson. Kelsie Triplett and Brown greeted her with singles, Polk reached on a fielder’s choice, Triplett came home on a wild pitch and Katelyn Moody singled to drive in another run.
Dotson walked to load the bases for Cook, who hit a single over the shortstop’s head to score one. Kirk followed with a two-RBI single and cleared the bases on a throwing error.
The Lady Tigers will host Red Oak on Wednesday at 3 p.m. while Waxahachie will host West Mesquite Friday at 7 p.m.
Waxahachie (7-10, 2-2) had three hits in the game with freshman Ariel Ortiz picking up the final hit. The Lady Indians had four errors that proved costly in the final outcome.
JV Lady Indians win
Jaymie Kendrick picked up a win as the Waxahachie JV Lady Indians defeated Corsicana 11-2 Monday.
Cassie Hayes was 2-for-4 with two triples and two RBI while Kendrick was 2-for-3 with a triple and two RBI to help the Lady Indians pick up the win.
In the Mansfield JV Tournament over the weekend the Lady Indians finished with a 2-2 record.
Waxahachie defeated Cleburne 7-5 and Burleson Centennial 13-0 but lost games to Keller Central 7-0 and Lewisville 3-2.
Kendrick recorded two wins and two losses in the tournament. Leading hitters overall were Kendrick (six hits) and Tarah Manning (five hits).
Daily Light Sports Editor Chad Wilson contributed to this story.