Jersey Village defeats Chavez in softball playoffs

Ashlee Frischenmeyer threw a complete shutout and Jersey Village beat visiting Houston Chavez 11-0 to win the series 2-0 in Region 3-6A’s bi-district round Friday night at Falcon Field.

District 17-6A champions Jersey Village advance to the regional round for the first time since 2010-11, the last time they clinched a playoff berth. The Lady Falcons won their first district title in 22 years.

“It’s the first time in a long time that we’ve made it past the first lap,” Jersey Village head coach Clay Tucker said. “We’re just blessed to be here, we’re excited and we’re hungry to keep going.”

The Lady Falcons will face Ridge Point or Seven Lakes in the second round. Seven Lakes won 1-0 in Game 1 and Ridge Point won 2-1 in extra innings to force Game 3.

Both teams are outstanding, Tucker said.

“It won’t be easy, but we have to go out there and play who we are and not change anything that we’ve been doing all season long,” Tucker said. “Execution, good throwing, defending, hitting, the girls trust each other. That’s what helped us get here. »

In Game 1, Jersey Village won 7-0 behind pitcher Charli Miller, who threw her second no-hitter of the season with 12 strikeouts.

In Game 2, Frischenmeyer allowed just one hit in six innings and contributed offensively.

“It was really fun, I had my team behind me and I could tell they were talking a lot,” Frischenmeyer said.

Tucker said the junior set the tone from the start by throwing strikes, not stepping on anyone and trusting her defense.

“It gives us confidence on offense,” Tucker said. “When your pitcher puts a zero out there for six innings, that definitely helps us win ball games.”

Jersey Village led 2-0 after Frischenmeyer and Caitlyn Garza drove in the first and third innings, respectively. Jordyn Battise scored both points.

The Lady Falcons scored three runs in the top of the fourth inning and added six more in the sixth.

Miller scored via Jessali Ramirez’s bunt in the fourth, and after a swinging strike from Battise, Alexis Sanchez stole third base and scored on an error, allowing Ramirez to move up from second and eventually score on the same error. In the sixth, the Lady Falcons added runs via a triple, a sack fly, three singles and a double.

“I feel like we’re going to keep the energy…I hope we go further,” Frischenmeyer said.

Tucker said their base run has been extremely good due to running bunts and having strong, long bats that also help them move around the bases.

“We’re pushing what we can, and we’re not hesitating, we’ve got a lot of speed all the way through the lineup, and it really pays off every time the girls get on base,” Tucker said. “You just have to go out there with confidence, do their job, find a way to make it happen, and find a way to get them in.”

The biggest thing the Lady Falcons performed in the first round, Tucker said, was defending and throwing. He said the players fought until the very end.

“Having a good attitude, getting up there with a good approach, our pitchers were outstanding, hitting was good…It was a great team effort,” Tucker said.

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