Chacon’s Walk Off Hit Lifts Liberal to Sweep
KSCB News - March 30, 2016 7:22 am
The Liberal girls softball team seems to have found a soft landing spot at the National Beef Family Sports Complex. After playing their seasons at a softball complex ripped down for a Wal Mart Neighborhood Market and playing games last year at SCCC and Rosel Field, the LHS girls are home. They played their first two games on their new field Tuesday and swept visiting Ulysses 12-9 and 9-8. After 1-20 last year and 0-19 the year before, the Lady Redskins have doubled their win total from the past two seasons combined.
In game one, LHS scored one in the first, six in the second to take a 7-0 lead. Ulysses scored five in the fourth after a two run third to tie the score. LHS took the lead with a run in the bottom of the fourth and added three in the bottom of the sixth. Kaeleah Chaloupek allowed just two hits in the win. Jordan Urban was 3-4. Sandra Armendariz, Hannah Chacon, and Esmeralda Garcia had two hits a piece.
In game two, after UHS scored three in the first, LHS went to work with six in the second and one in the third. The Tigers scored five in the fourth to lead 8-7 but LHS tied it with a run in the bottom of the inning. Hannah Chacon’s single to left won the game in the bottom of the seventh. Chaloupek was the winning pitcher again.
Liberal is 2-0 and hosts Hugoton Thursday at 4 at the National Beef Family Sports Complex.