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NEWS | May 24, 2007

LADIES SOFTBALL: Lady Warhawks rally for 4th straight

By Raymond V. Whelan 37th Training Wing Public Affairs Office

The Lackland Lady Warhawks Varsity Softball Team won their fourth-consecutive game and completed their San Antonio Parks and Recreation Spring Softball season with a come-from-behind victory last week.

Lackland beat BWA 12-8 through seven innings May 17 at the Alva Jo Fischer Memorial Softball Complex.

"It was fun," said Oscar Macias, Warhawks coach. "They looked very good in practice. They wanted to win, and they started hitting the ball the way I know they can."

The Warhawks were down 8-5 when went they went to home plate in the top of the sixth inning. Then they scored four runs on seven hits to give themselves a 9-8 lead.

Lackland right fielder Audra Britt, catcher Rhonda Jett, second baseman Melia Sherman and shortstop Roslene Sybille singled and scored during the rally. Also during the Lackland sixth, extra hitter Kristin Baily, left fielder Tina Cooper and left-center fielder Christy Hayes got base hits.

BWA went three-up and three-down during the bottom of the sixth.

The Warhawks added three insurance runs during the top of the seventh.

Third baseman Jackie Hudock belted a lead-off single. An outfield error put Hudock on third base and first baseman Catrina Harden on second. Cooper lofted a sacrifice fly to center field to send Hudock home. After Sybille flied out to left field, Britt singled. Jeter hit another single to drive in Harden. Before the inning ended, Britt ran home on a single by right fielder Lyndsay Moen.

Lackland had little trouble with BWA as they took their last at-bat during the bottom of the seventh.

Warhawks pitcher Sylvia Webster gave up a single to catcher Lisa Fultz, and left fielder Lori Contreras reached base on a fielder's choice. Then, Sybille assisted on two groundouts, and Hayes made the putout on an outfield fly to end the game.

Altogether, the Warhawks had 28 hits.

Both Britt and Jeter went 4-for-4, including a triple by Britt that was good for three RBIs. Hayes, Moen, Sherman and Sybille each went 3-for-4. Hudock went 2-for-3. Both Cooper and Webster went 2-for-4. Harden went 1-for-4 with a double, and Baily went 1-for-3.

After the game, Macias praised third baseman Megan Schafer, who coached the team for three weeks while he attended the First Sergeants Academy at Gunter Annex, Ala.

Lackland finished their SAPAR spring season with a 7-5 record. Now they are preparing to participate in the SAPAR summer league, tentatively scheduled to begin June 14.