Lady Gladiators take care of business in Wortham

The Italy Lady Gladiator Softball Team travelled to Wortham on Tuesday night to take on the Lady Bulldogs. Beating Wortham 6-0, the Lady Gladiators played near flawless softball.

The first three innings of this contest were pitched by Junior, Courtney Westbrook. Courtney had three strike-outs and allowed four hits. While Freshman, Megan Richards took the last four innings racking up four K’s and allowing only 3 hits. The defense behind the pitchers was near perfect in this game. This defensive combination was key in this win for our Lady Gladiators.

The offense was stout as well. Westbrook went 3 for 3 at the plate with a double, 2 runs and an RBI. Richards hit a triple and had three RBI’s. Freshman, Alma Suaste had a double and scored 2 runs.

From Coach Reeves: “I thought we practiced hard monday and with a lot of intensity. They played the same way (against Wortham) and it paid off. The girls are playing great right now, they are focused, they are playing smart, and I am very proud of them. We are working hard and ready to start district.”

The Lady Gladiators will travel to Valley Mills on Thursday, March 12 to participate in the Valley Mills Tournament.

Valley Mills Tournament Game Schedule:

  • Thursday’s games have been cancelled due to the rain
  • New schedule for Saturday will be posted here when available

Good Luck Ladies and TCB!

Other Note-able Stats:

  • Courtney Westbrook hit the 100th strike-out milestone for the season
  • Bailey Bumpus (Fr) had a .333 batting average and 2 stolen bases
  • Marisela Perez (So) batted a .333
  • Julia McDaniel (Jr) batted a .250