Delta's Lady Panthers traveled to Gypsum to take on Eagle Valley Oct. 1. It was not a pretty sight for Lady Devils' fans as Delta used 15 hits to pummel its opponents 24-1 in three innings.
A final regular-season game against Montrose was played on Thursday (Oct. 3). The Indians completed a season-sweep over Delta with a 6-1 win.
Delta 24, EV 1
Delta (15-4, 6-0) began the game with 14 runs in the first inning and added three more in the third to force the mercy rule after three innings. Eagle Valley (1-17, 0-6) tallied its lone run in the opening inning.
Two players had three hits for the Lady Panthers. Lily Lockhart went 3-3 with a home run, her 10th, and four RBIs. Brianna Music also had three hits in three at bats with a double and three RBIs.
Sophomore Nicole Money had four RBIs in the game for Delta with two hits in two at bats. Junior Raven Duran had two hits and two RBIs as did Megan Sandoval.
Keilee Womack picked up her seventh win of the season on a one-hitter and striking out four Lady Devil batters.
Montrose 6, Delta 1
Montrose scored all six of its runs in the bottom of the first inning on Thursday and then relied on a solid defense to score the five-run win. Delta notched its lone run in the top of the fourth.
Eight different Delta players had hits in the game with Music, Duran, Money, and Lockhart all getting doubles. The Lady Panthers' lone RBI came on a Womack single.
Lockhart took the loss for Delta and finished the regular season with a record of 6-4. Womack was 7-0 on the mound for Delta in regular season action while Hannah Easter was 2-0.
There were only two 4A WSL teams making the post-season playoffs this year. Montrose, which played in the 4A Southwestern Softball League and finished at 14-5 overall and 4-3 in league play (including games with area 5A schools) drew the top Western Slope seed at number 17.
The Lady Indians may have drawn the tougher region as they will compete in Region 1 with top-ranked Wheat Ridge which has a record of 18-1. Montrose faces number 16 Palmer Ridge (13-6). Wheat Ridge faces number 32, Mead (9-10) in its first game. Both games are scheduled for 10 a.m. on Oct. 12. Winners play at 12:15 p.m.
Delta, the 4A WSL top team (15-4, 6-0) enters state playoff action at number 27. It squares off against host school Broomfield (12-6) in a 10 a.m. contest.
On the other side of the bracket, Silver Creek (#11, 13-6) takes on number 22 Pueblo Central (10-9) at 10 a.m. Both games are scheduled for Oct. 12.
Winners from the two games will play in the Region 6 championship at 12:15 p.m.blog comments powered by Disqus