Lady Warriors drop Game 1 of series to Lady Owls 11-1

KINGSVILLE — In what would have to have been the most important softball game in school history, the Santa Rosa Lady Warriors came out flat in Game 1 of their area-round playoff series against Odem.

The Lady Owls delivered an impressive 11-1 victory in five innings over the Lady Warriors on Friday evening at the Texas A&M University-Kingsville softball field to take a 1-0 series lead.

The Lady Warriors were held to just a single hit as the Lady Owls’ junior ace Mia Auster threw six strikeouts, walked three and held Santa Rosa to just one run.

“From the very first play I could tell we were nervous,” said Santa Rosa head coach Erica Molina. “I already knew Odem had good pitchers and good hitters, and I think we were just intimidated by her. We’re not going to do much with no hits and seven errors.

“I told the girls, it’s not over, come out fighting tomorrow and lets compete. That’s all I can ask.”

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