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Lady Vikings fall to Ki-Be Bears

GIRL'S PREP SOFTBALL

MABTON – The Lady Viking fastpitch squad is still looking for its first win of the season after an error-filled doubleheader last Saturday against the Kiona-Benton Bears.

“In both of our games, Ki-Be capitalized on our errors in the first two innings,” said Mabton Coach Jesus Sustaita. “They scored 12 of their 14 runs in the first game and 13 out of 17 runs in the second game (in the first two innings). To be successful, we need to minimize our errors.”

In the opener, the Lady Vikings got a single run off six hits while the Bears had 14 runs and nine hits. The Lady Vikes had four errors.

Cassidy McCallum was 2-for-3 in the game for Mabton. Maricela Chavez, Risa Navarro, Alexis Herrera and Stephanie Morfin also collected hits for the Lady Vikings.

“The batting is coming along,” said Sustaita. “Within both our games, seven of the nine batters had a hit.”

The Bears also took the nightcap, 17-7, but not before Mabton gave them a scare in the bottom of the fifth. With Ki-Be up 17-2 and cruising for an easy victory, the Lady Vikings came alive and drove in five runs in a rally that fell just short of extending the game.

Mabton catcher Crystal Cruz had two hits and a walk in the second game. Also getting hits for the Lady Vikings in the second game were Cristina Gonzalez, McCallum and Navarro.

Mabton (0-6) will head to Granger this coming Saturday for a doubleheader.

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