CHS SOFTBALL: Lady Cats sweep Roswell High

CNJ staff

ROSWELL — Three extra-base hits produced ninth-inning runs Tuesday night as Clovis High’s softball team defeated Roswell High 8-5 in the first game of a twin bill.

The Lady Wildcats then scored early and often in the nightcap, rolling to a sweep with a 12-7 victory.

After the Lady Coyotes forced extra innings at 5-5 with three runs in the bottom of the seventh, Britteny Mascarenas put Clovis (8-5) in front for good with an RBI double in the ninth. She then scored on a double by designated player Lorena Garza, who came home on a triple by Sonia Chavez.

Lynnae Logan pitched a complete game for the Lady Cats to pick up the win. Her defense struggled behind her, CHS coach Brandi Thomas noted, committing six errors.

In the nightcap, Clovis scored four runs in each of the first two innings and never looked back. Roswell High avoided the 10-run rule with five runs in the bottom of the sixth, but could get no closer.

Logan worked the final five innings of that game in relief of starter Adriana Aguilar.

Garza went 4-for-4 at the plate in the nightcap, while Jordan Garrett, Mascarenas and Chavez were all 3-for-4 and Lumsden added 2-for-2 with a pair of walks. Mascarenas drove in three runs and Chavez knocked in a pair.

“We’re still making too many errors, but on the positie side we were hitting the ball well,” Thomas said. “We just have to be able to cut down on our mistakes.”

Lumsden filled in in center field for Maria Gallegos, who was away for family reasons, Thomas said.

“Kim Lumsden stepped in and did a really good job,” the coach said.

Clovis returns to action on Friday and Saturday in the eight-team Lady Dog Invitational at Artesia. The Lady Cats open against Lovington at noon on Friday.