The Breckenridge Lady Buckaroos traveled to Anson Tuesday and returned home with a 7-1 win over the Lady Tigers.
Lady Bucks head coach Gary Mayfield credited an overall solid team effort for the win.
“I felt like we had a pretty solid performance as a team against Anson,” said Mayfield. “Taylor (Herrington) did a great job on the mound and our defense was solid behind her. I thought our batting came through as well. Brooke (Moss) hit her third homerun in six games and Tara (Maxwell) and Taylor helped out by driving in some key runs.”
“Overall I was very pleased with the outcome,” said Mayfield. “I feel like we are getting better everyday.”
The Lady Bucks bats were quiet throughout the first three innings.
Herrington reached base in the first inning with a two out walk, but was left on base as Moss flew out to center field.
Breckenridge quietly went three up and three down in the second inning, while Anson scored one run to lead 1-0.
The Lady Bucks tied the score at 1-1 in the top of the fourth inning.
Herrington scored following a hit to center field by Shelby Lipps.
Both teams managed to get players on base in the fifth inning, but were unable to score.
The Lady Bucks added three runs in the sixth inning to take a 4-1 lead.
Herrington, Lipps and Tarra Maxwell each scored in the inning.
Heather Reatherford reached base in the seventh inning with a single and Herrington batted her in.
Moss hit a two-run homerun to score Herrington.
Breckenridge’s defense held strong in the bottom of the seventh to help claim the 7-1 win.
Herrington pitched all seven innings and was credited as the winning pitcher.
Herrington had 12 strike-outs, five walks and gave up three hits and one earned run.
The Lady Bucks will play at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25 in Graham. The JV will start at 5 p.m.