A quick burst of runs wasn’t enough to keep Cross Creek’s season alive Wednesday night.
The Lady Razorbacks scored early with their backs against the wall in Game 2, but Woodward Academy’s bats proved too much in a doubleheader sweep of Cross Creek in the first round of the Class AAAA playoffs.
After dropping Game 1, 11-7, No. 2 seed Cross Creek (17-9) scored three early runs in Game 2. No. 3 seed Woodward Academy (15-9) responded with runs in the third, fourth and fifth to win, 11-3 in five innings, and knock the Lady Razorbacks out of the playoffs.
It proved to be Cross Creek coach Lisa White’s final game. She’s set to retire at the end of the school year.
“Woodward Academy just wanted it more,” White said. “We got off to a good start then made a couple errors.”
An error scored Cross Creek’s first run in the first inning of Game 2, followed by an RBI double from Ericka Young and RBI single by Sarah Mays for a 3-0 lead.
Woodward Academy broke the shutout in the third on an error, and the Lady War Eagles took the lead in the fourth with three runs. A six-run fifth broke it open, highlighted by a three-run double from Jacy Watson.
After falling behind 7-0 in the first game, Cross Creek responded with two in the fifth and five in the sixth to the cut the deficit to 8-7 going to the final inning. The Lady Razorbacks left the tying run on third in the sixth but carried momentum to the seventh.
Woodward Academy stole that momentum back with a three-run top of the seventh, capped by a two-run single from Allie Robinson. Cross Creek was unable to overcome another deep deficit and dropped the first game by four.
An error scored Cross Creek’s first two runs in Game 1, followed by a run scoring on a throw. Mays drove in a run on a bases-loaded walk and Haley Love singled home a run.
A V. Banfield two-run single was the highlight for the Lady Razorbacks in a game where they didn’t get their first hit until the fifth.
Robinson went 4 for 4 with four RBI for Woodward Academy in Game 1. Banfield recorded two RBI.
Watson was the star for the Lady War Eagles in Game 2, notching two hits, and four RBI.
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