A tournament opening win over a 5A school was the high point of the Frisco Tournament thus far for the Lady Hawks, who followed that win with three straight close games, two of which went as losses.
A 10-2 thumping of Grand Prairie on Thursday got the team in the win column for the season as the team pounded out 12 hits.
Lauren Tamez and Jaimi Munoz had a double each as four players picked up one RBI and Kyla Burke had two. Marley Dickert went the distance on the mound allowing those two runs without a hit.
The team followed that up with a 6-6 game against Denton Ryan. The match was a loss, according to a message sent by coach Tatum Thorne but both teams scored the same amount at games end.
The Lady Hawks had six runs on eight hits including a double by Amber Tucker. Tucker, Burke and Tamez all had RBI.
In Friday’s games, the Lady Hawks dropped a 3-2 game to Irving MacArthur to start the day. Dickert did her best to help her own cause, allowing just three runs on eight hits while hitting a solo home run of her own in the process. She and Kaitlynn Callier had the two RBI for the game.
Prosper got the best of the Red Oak in Friday’s other game, earning a 12-7 win. Red Oak got an efficient seven runs on seven hits, including a double from Morgan Dufour, who also had two RBI. Burke, Dickert and Chelsea Bissonett each added an RBI.
The team closed with two more games on Saturday before starting district play on Tuesday.
Red Oak remains in District 15-4A this season after the UIL realignment but will face new competition in its run toward the playoffs.
Lancaster, Terrell, Forney, West Mesquite and Mesquite Poteet remain in 15-4A with the Lady Hawks but new this year will be Waxahachie, Ennis and Corsicana.
With the nine-team district the race for the playoffs will be tougher and the teams have less time to prepare as games start the first week of March.
Red Oak will play Waxahachie March 8 and April 1 with the March game being in Red Oak.
Information about how tournament play finished will be in Monday’s edition of The Daily Light.