Greater Helotes Little League softball team completed the round robin play today at 9am when they faced off against the Louisiana-Eastbank team. The Greater Helotes team brought the only undefeated record into the match up. Now that the dust has settled and the last strike thrown, Greater Helotes remains undefeated.
The Greater Helotes team would struggle to find the rhythm of the Eastbank pitcher. Having played four tough games before this and coming off an emotional high by beating Seguin last night, the bats were cold in the first two innings.
In the third life started to return to normal for the Greater Helotes team, as batters would connect with the Eastbank pitcher to score three runs and the lead. The lead would never be in jeopardy for the rest of the game.
Excellent pitching by Annika Litterio and stellar defense by the Greater Helotes infield and outfield allowed the Greater Helotes team to keep a goose egg on the Eastbank scoreboard.
The bats would warm up again in the sixth inning as Greater Helotes batters would bring home another four runs before the inning concluded.
Monika McKay returned to the bump during the sixth inning and recorded the last three outs needed to give Greater Helotes the victory.
What is certain now is that Greater Helotes will enter bracket play tomorrow as the number one seed. Number two and three seed will be determined by this afternoon when Texas East concludes their game against Arkansas. The fourth seed will also be determined when New Mexico and Colorado play their final game tonight.
The fourth seed will face Greater Helotes and the number two and number three seed will play each other. The winners of those two games will play in the championship game to earn a trip to Portland. “No sleep here in Helotes, No sleep there in Waco, NO Sleep till Portland.”