Fort Bend Christian Drops Two in BCS Tourney

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The Fort Bend Christian Eagles softball team lost their first two games of the BCS tournament on Thursday evening. In games played at Central Park in College Station, the Eagles lost to Keller 10-0 and Midland 2-1.

In the first game, the Keller Indians jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning and never looked back. The Indians plated 2 more in the third and in the 4th, Kennedy Legg put the exclamation point on the win with a solo blast over the center field wall. Indians starter Kaylee Rogers kept the Eagles hitters guessing the entire game en route to the shutout win. Freshman Abby Cousins took the loss for the Eagles.

Keller's Kennedy Legg (18) is greeted at home after hitting a solo home run in a 10-0 win over Fort Bend Christian on Thursday evening.
Keller’s Kennedy Legg (18) is greeted at home after hitting a solo home run in a 10-0 win over Fort Bend Christian on Thursday evening.

In the second game versus Midland High, sophomore Tessa Cantrell got the start for Fort Bend Christian. Cantrell pitched 4 scoreless innings before getting into trouble in the fifth. Cantrell issued a leadoff walk that scored 3 batters later on a wild pitch. In the sixth, a one out walk ended up resulting in another run for Midland. Fort Bend would finally get on the board in the sixth. Abby Cousins singled to lead off the inning and would score when Danielle Sonnier reached base after a throw from shortstop went in the dirt on the play at first. With a chance to tie, Cantrell struck out with a runner in scoring position to end the game after six innings.

Fort Bend Christian managed just three hits in the loss to Midland leaving five runners on base in six innings of play. Cousins, Kati Brown, and Abbey Whatley each had a hit for the Eagles. Tessa Cantrell went the distance in the circle, giving up 2 runs and 3 walks while striking out six. The Eagles play at 11AM on Friday at the BRAC.