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Softball: Mitchell does enough in 1-0 victory over Pasco

TRINITY — It may have been only the second game of the season for Mitchell, but Mustangs coach Scott Bisbe knew his team's first district matchup of the 2011 campaign against Pasco on Tuesday night meant a whole lot more than just being two games into the season.

An early 8-2 shellacking by Wiregrass Ranch on Friday served as a wakeup call to Bisbe's Mustangs and against Pirates ace Courtney Brandt, his lone sophomore, Lydia Kinney, came through to notch a key hit and score Mitchell's only run in a grind-it-out 1-0 victory over Pasco.

"Very good Pasco team," Bisbe said. "Little Lydia … slap-hitter got it done. Both pitchers pitched a great game and it's a shame someone had to lose.

"I didn't have a good feeling going into tonight after last Friday night. But I told the girls we'll find the right recipe to win."

In the first inning, Mitchell pitcher Cori Williams (11 strikeouts) had a hard time trying to locate her pitches, as she walked two batters with Pasco threatening to score. Williams got out of the early jam and had mostly smooth sailing from there, allowing only four hits.

Williams' counterpart, Brandt (eight strikeouts), also pitched a gem, but in the bottom of the fourth inning she got into some trouble as Kinney nabbed an infield single. After a couple fielder's choices landed Kinney at third, a passed ball with one out on the first pitch to Williams sprung Kinney home to score the lone run of the game.

Softball: Mitchell does enough in 1-0 victory over Pasco 02/15/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, February 15, 2011 11:14pm]
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