The Lady Eagles softball team was sporting a 3-3 record before finishing fourth two weeks ago in the West Texas Umpires Tournament. The girls notched up wins over the San Angelo Central JV, Sonora, and Junction with their lone loss coming to 3A Pecos Lady Eagles.
Eldorado claimed the number one seed in Pool B and advanced to play the Wall Lady Hawks but came up short and had to play Pecos for the third place trophy. Pecos proved to be tough defensively and again bested Eldorado to end tournament play.
With those warm-up games behind them, the Lady Eagles opened district play on March 11th by hosting the Miles Lady Bulldogs. Eldorado cruised to an easy 10-3 victory.
Amy Alvizo was in the pitcher’s circle for Eldorado and she recorded three put outs with the help of infielders Mary Lou Martinez, Kasey Gonzales, Nikki Herrera, Miranda Arispe, and Allyson Jarrett.
Outfielders of Meagan Reel, Marissa Gonzales, and Melissa Gonzales saw little action in the field as Alvizo allowed only four hits in the contest.
The Lady Eagles scored four runs in the first inning, another in the third, two more runs in the fourth inning and three runs in the fifth and final inning to claim the 10-3 win.
The Lady Eagles had little time to celebrate as they had to travel to Santa Anna to take on the Lady Mountaineers in the second game of district play.
The two teams battled through two scoreless innings of play before defensive errors on the part of the Lady Eagles allowed two runs to cross in the third inning and two more in the fourth.
So it was that the Lady Eagles trailed 4-0 going into the fifth when Mikayla Ramon and Mary Lou Martinez posted the first runs for Eldorado on passed balls and make the score 4-2 Santa Anna.
The sixth inning was the difference maker for the Lady Eagles with Amy Alvizo, Kasey Gonzales, Alex Guzman, and Nikki Herrera scoring to give Eldorado a 5-4 lead.
The Lady Eagles then took over to deny the Lady Mountaineers any chance of a comeback.
The Lady Eagles added some insurance runs as Miranda Arispe, Amy Alvizo, Alex Guzman and Mikayla Ramon all scored to give the Lady Eagles the 10-4 win.
Eldorado then hosted the TLCA Lady Eagles on Monday, March 14th, as pitcher Amy Alvizo and catcher Allyson Jarrett held the visitors scoreless through three innings of play.
By that time, Eldorado had the lead on the strength of a Kasey Gonzalez inside-the-ballpark home run in the second inning. The play jump started the Lady Eagles with Nikki Herrera, Mary Lou Martinez, Allyson Jarrett, Miranda Arispe, Amy Alvizo, Lisa Olivares, and Lauren Rubio all coming to bat in the inning.
The Lady Eagles led 11-2 when Arispe and Alvizo again crossed the plate in the fifth to give Eldorado a 13-2 win under the 10-run mercy rule.
The Lady Eagles carried a perfect 3-0 district record into Spring Break.
The Lady Eagles will next face the Eden Lady Bulldogs in Eden on Tuesday, March 22 with the first pitch slated for 5 p.m.