From Staff Reports
Tuesday’s rain out at Sherman must have provided just enough rest for the Varsity Lady Eagles to gear up to monopolize the Argyle Tournament this weekend. The Lady Eagles went undefeated scoring 65 runs off 55 hits in six games with a team on base percentage of .479. Prosper’s pitchers, Tatum Moore and Lauren Reinhardt, backed by a solid defense, gave up only 4 runs in six games. Moore and Reinhardt had an impressive combined ERA of .483 and struck out 32 batters over the weekend.
On Thursday morning Prosper faced off with Sunnyvale. Sophomore pitcher Tatum Moore struck out 11 and only gave up 4 hits and 1 walk to claim the 2-0 victory. Freshman Abby Smith had two extra-base hits for Prosper. Prosper scored first in the fourth inning scoring one run on an RBI triple by senior Tori Bell. The Lady Eagles scored again in the fifth with a lead off single by Ally McCurry who was plated on a hit by Hannah Smith. Prosper had 6 hits in their first victory of the tournament.
Thursday afternoon Prosper took on Liberty Christian in a 3-inning offensive show by the Lady Eagles. Prosper put up 20 runs on 7 hits and held Liberty to a goose egg on the scoreboard. Prosper scored 2 runs in the top of the first. Hannah Smith was plated by Abby Smith and Abby Smith scored on a sacrifice fly by Lauren Reinhardt.
Prosper’s offense was on fire in the top of the second scoring 11 runs. Hannah Smith hit a 3-run bomb over the left field fence to plate Alyssa Payne and Taylor Moore. Reinhardt plated Abby Smith. Hannah Smith’s second at-bat in the inning ended in an in-the-park grand slam. Abby Smith followed with a double to left field. Prosper scored 7 more in the top of the third on a 3-run triple by Abby Smith, a 2-run in-the-park home run by Bell, an RBI single by Reinhardt and an RBI by Kahla Watkins.
Winning pitcher Tatum Moore had 1 strikeout and gave up no walks or runs in one inning on the mound. Junior pitcher Lauren Reinhardt made her first pitching appearance of the year
striking out 1 and giving up no runs in two innings. Prosper won the game 20-0.
Prosper’s offense was still on fire Friday scoring 10 runs in the first inning against Prestonwood. Taylor Moore racked up three RBIs on three hits for Prosper. She doubled in the first inning and singled in the first and third innings. Kelsey Rolfe and Kahla Watkins also singled in the first inning. Prosper scored 6 more runs in the third inning and Prosper won the game 16-0.
On Friday afternoon Prosper took on Decatur in a 6-inning dual that finished with Prosper on top 8-2.
Prosper went into the final game Saturday evening against Lake Dallas knowing a win would clinch first place in the tournament. Once again, Prosper’s offense was too much for the opponent. The Lady Eagles took advance of miscues and jumped on the board fast scoring 4 runs in the first inning.
With a 7-0 in the top of the 4th, Prosper added 3 more runs on a leadoff single by Taylor Moore, RBI triple by Hannah Smith and sacrifice fly by Bell. McCurry singled to right field and was plated on a single to centerfield by Reinhardt.
Lake Dallas put a run on the board in the bottom of the fifth, but was not able to avoid the being run-ruled. Prosper won the game and the tournament, 13-1.
Tournament Offensive Highlights:
Abby Smith: 4-1B, 4-2B, 1-3B, 3-R, 5-RBI, .600 OBP
Ally McCurry: 5-1B, 1-2B, 6-R, 1-RBI, .500 OBP
Alyssa Payne: 3-R, 1-RBI
Avery Snear: 4-R, 1-RBI
Hannah Smith: 4-1B, 3-3B, 4-HR, 16-R, 15-RBI, .667 OBP
Kahla Watkins: 4-1B, 5-R, 2-RBI, 1-SB, .312 OBP
Kelsey Rolfe: 3-1B, 2-R, 1-RBI, 1-SB, .353 OBP
Lauren Reinhardt: 5-1B, 3-R, 5-RBI, 1-SB
Shelby Williams: 1-1B, 3-R, 1-SB
Taylor Moore: 6-1B, 1-2B, 12-R, 4-RBI, 2-SB, .571 OBP
Tori Bell: 3-1B, 2-2B, 1-3B, 3-HR, 8-R, 11-RBI, 1-SB, .500 OBP
Tournament Pitching Highlights:
Tatum Moore: 24-IP, 6-W, 20-H, 4-R, 2-ER, 5-BB, 23-K, .583 ERA
Lauren Reinhardt: 5-IP, 1-H, 0-R, 6-BB, 9-K, .000 ERA