LUFKIN, Texas – The Navarro Lady Bulldogs rallied from two deficits to disrupt an upset bid by the Blinn softball team here Thursday.
Navarro rallied from 8-6, then 10-8 in the bottom of the eighth to down the Buccaneers 11-10 in the Region XIV Conference Tournament opener. The loss knocks the Bucs to the losers’ bracket Friday at 10 a.m. against Trinity Valley. A win and Blinn advances, a loss and the team’s season is over.
Freshman Alli Spivey walked with the bases loaded to give the Bucs the go-ahead, 9-8, in the top of the eighth, and a sacrifice fly from Peyton Webb made it a 10-8 game. The Lady Bulldogs, the No. 1 seed out of the East Zone, promptly responded in the bottom half of the frame by loading the bases with no outs. A sacrifice fly to left field ended the game.
Other scores Thursday:
Angelina 6, Trinity Valley 3
San Jacinto 3, Paris 1
Northeast 3, Galveston 2
Friday game times:
10 a.m.: Blinn vs. Trinity Valley
12:30 p.m.: Paris vs. Galveston
3 p.m.: Navarro vs. Angelina
5:30 p.m.: San Jacinto vs. Northeast
For more information on Blinn softball, visit www.buccaneersports.com.
(Story & photo couretsy: Matt Keyser, Blinn Information)