Lightning zaps Lady Vikings twice

MABTON – It was the errors that sank the Lady Vikings’ ship, errors that the LaSalle Lightning took advantage of to storm to victory in both games of a doubleheader yesterday.

Mabton girls racked up eight errors in the first game and another 10 in the second. In contrast, LaSalle only made three errors over the course of both games.

“We need to minimize our errors to be successful,” said Mabton Coach Jesus Sustaita. “We are just hurting ourselves.”

In the opener, the Lightning earned a 13-5 victory with the runs evenly distributed across the seven-inning game. LaSalle had 15 hits to the Lady Vikings’ seven.

Mabton’s Maricela Chavez had a good game, going 2-for-4 with a triple.

In the nightcap, it was a big inning that won the game for LaSalle. The final score was 14-6, but the Lightning racked up eight of those runs in the top of the third. LaSalle again had 15 hits while Mabton put together a six-hit effort.

Chavez had another good game, going 2-for-4 with a run batted in. Alexis Herrera was 2-for-2 for Mabton with two RBI.

Lady Viking Cassidy McCallum was 1-for-4 with a double while teammate Cristina Gonzalez also went 1-for-4 with an RBI.

“We need to work on fundamentals more,” said Sustaita. “We had some good moments on stringing the hits when girls were on base and scoring them.”

Mabton (1-5, 2-12) will be hosting Zillah in a doubleheader tomorrow (Thursday).

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