JV Lady Dogs drop final pair to Clyde

The Brady JV Lady Bulldogs wrapped up its season last week with a doubleheader against Clyde. Despite losing the final two games of the year, the young players ended a successful season with an overall record of 3-10. “The JV girls did a great job this season,” said coach Terry Bean. “We came out with our first three JV wins ever. Once we get stronger and have more depth on the pitcher’s mound, we will see things improve even more.” The first game against Clyde started with a 2-2 tie after the first inning and things looked to be going well for Brady. A 6-0 run by Clyde in the second left Brady reeling, but a 4-0 comeback in the third answered Clyde’s call. Those four runs however, would be Brady’s last as the visiting team added a single run in the fourth and then three in the fifth as they closed the door, 12-6. Christina Castro and Chelsea Brown shared the pitching duties on the night. In game one, Castro opened and faced 17 batters in two innings before Brown came in for the closer. Castro threw 11 strikes and 30 balls. Brown faced 17 batters and pitched 18 strikes and 24 balls. Defensively, Brady had 15 putouts, nine assists and allowed four runners to reach base on seven fielding errors. Brown, Stephanie Escobedo and Ashley Pitcox each tallied a single from the batter’s box. In the second half of the doubleheader, Clyde manhandled the Bulldogs in two short innings, 22-1. Brown and Castro each pitched in the first inning and Lauren Pittman came in for relief in the second. “The team struggled during the second game, especially at the pitcher’s mound,” said coach Bean. Combined, the Brady pitchers threw 35 strikes, 58 balls and walked 15 batters and gave up a total of eight hits. Offensively, Brady failed to manage a hit in the second game as fatigue set in and closed out the game.

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