Tuesday evening the Lady Braves defended their perfect record as they took down the Temple Lady Tigers handing them a 12-10 loss.
The 1st inning saw plenty of fireworks as Temple jumped out to a quick three to nothing lead.
The Braves however came storming back in their half of the inning putting a five spot on the board with action that saw the bases loaded twice as the Braves batted through their lineup.
Katelyn Jiles was once again in the circle starting only her second game at pitcher.
Her strong performance would hold Temple to just three more runs in the second.
Down six to five, the Braves got key hits from Cadance Summerlin and Katelyn Jiles that drove in two runs each, extending their lead even further.
Temple would just not give up proving to be pesky in the top of the 3rd inning. That’s when the Braves made a pitching change and brought Caroline Jones in to close the game out.
The Tigers fought back with four additional runs forcing the Braves to bat again with the scheduled time limit of 90 minutes looming.
In the bottom of the 3rd, Cassadi Walker and Brittany Grayley scored the final two Brave runs of the evening with their aggressive running on the base path.
When asked about the progression of the team, Assistant Coach Brian Freeman stated, “Coming into the season we were considered underdogs playing in the live-arm division for the first time for this age group. Now that we are 3-0, I think we are doing better than anyone expected us to do.”
The Lady Braves have now scored 28 runs in their first three games providing lots of action for parents and fans to cheer about.