Too bad Clovis High’s softball team couldn’t start the season now.
The Lady Wildcats were mired in a 12-game losing streak coming into Tuesday’s District 4-5A and regular-season finale against Hobbs, but played a solid all-around game in spanking the Lady Eagles 6-2 at Lady Wildcat Field.
CHS coach Brandi Thomas said her team has been making noteworthy strides of late, playing well in a doubleheader loss at Hobbs (14-11, 3-4 district) on April 21 and competing reasonably well in dropping a pair to top-ranked Carlsbad here on Friday night.
In this one, the Lady Cats (6-20, 1-7) scored twice in the first and never looked back.
Sophomore Andrea Ramos pitched a complete-game six-hitter, walking just one and striking out four.
“She was on and she was focused,” Thomas said. “She did what she had to do.
“We played awesome. I loved the way we (played) our last home game. We did everything right tonight.”
Clovis committed just two errors in the contest. Lyndsi LeClear hit an RBI single in the second and Kyleigh Guthals added a run-scoring triple in the fourth to make it 4-0.
Second baseman Andrea Aguilar led the 10-hit attack, going 3-for-4 with three stolen bases and three runs scored.
The Lady Cats will have to wait to see if they can squeeze into the 16th spot in the 16-team Class 5A state tournament field. Pairings will be announced by the New Mexico Activities Association on Sunday.