The final was a 19-13 win for the Taft girls. The two teams combined to walk or hit 34 batters over the six innings played. Most of them were from Beeville’s pitchers of the day.
Taft scored first in the top of the opening frame as two runners came across. The Beeville girls answered immediately and plated four runs to ease in front 4-2. The girls in green then added three runs in the second to regain the lead, 5-4, that they never surrendered.
The Taft and Beeville girls went scoreless through the next inning and a half, but the visiting Taft team took advantage of the Beeville pitching to add six runs in the top of the fourth for a big 11-4 margin.
The Beeville girls struck for one run in the bottom of the fourth to make it a little closer at 11-5 with two innings left to play. But Taft was not yet finished adding to the scoreboard as they put up another two runs in the fifth and exploded for another six-run inning in the top of the sixth.
Beeville rallied for three in the fifth and it was a 13-8 contest heading into the final inning. The big six-run explosion in the top of the sixth proved to be the difference maker as the Beeville girls rallied in their final at bats with five runs.
A single by Megan DelBosque, a double off the bat of Reina Flores and a home run from Laci Stautzenburger fueled the uprising for the Beeville minor girls. That made the final 19-13 and bumped the Beeville girls into the losers’ side of the bracket.
The Beeville girls played again on Tuesday night in Aransas Pass.