After belting out two solo shot homers in the top half of the second inning, it was the Brownfield Cubs who were doing most of the smiling early in Friday afternoon’s District 2-4A softball opener at Joe Spikes Field.
But it was the home team Golden Tornadoes who ended up having smiles on their faces
when the dust finally settled here at Spikes, as the Golden Tors opened up that 2-4A softball race on the right foot with a big 17-8 victory over their longtime rivals from Terry County.
“We came in here today not really knowing what to expect out of them. All we really knew is that they had a new coach. They’re new to us in (softball) district, but we still knew that we couldn’t underestimate them,” Golden Tor Coach Vanessa Hernandez said. “We just wanted to come out here today and play our game. Offensively, we did that.”
Friday’s league opener was a seesaw affair in the early innings here at Spikes.
After the Cubs scored the first two runs in the top half of the second inning the Tors took their first lead at 3-2 with three runs in the bottom half of that second inning.
By scoring two more runs in their half of the third inning, the Cubs re-gained the lead at 4-3. The game was then all tied up at 4-all after the Tors scored their fourth run of the game in the bottom half of the third.
The Cubs came right back with one more run in the top half of the fifth to go up 5-4.
The Golden Tors, however, started taking command of Friday’s 2-4A softball opener after erupting for nine big runs in the bottom half of that fifth inning to open up a 13-5 edge.
With three more runs in the top half of the sixth, the Cubs cut the Tors’ lead to 13-8.
The home team, however, put Friday’s game out of reach for good with four more runs in the bottom half of the sixth en route to their 17-8 victory.
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