The Tuloso-Midway Cherokees avoided elimination Saturday by defeating the Victoria East Lady Titans in the final match of a three game series.
Following a 3-2 loss in Game One, the Cherokees bounced back to claim 14-4 and 6-2 victories in Games Two and Three.
Sophomore catcher Roxanne Curiel led Tuloso-Midway in Game Two with five RBIs. After only managing two hits in Game One, the girls belted out 14 in the second game. The offensive showcase ended in five innings on the 10-run rule.
In Game Three, the Cherokee bats kept humming along to grab an early 4-0 lead. In the top of the fifth inning, junior Kirsten Schwirtlich hit a solo home run to give the team a late 6-2 advantage.
In the bottom of the final inning, the Lady Titans tried to rally when the lead off batter hit one to deep right field. With the runner rounding third, Megan Tijerina hit cut-off man Destiny Rodriguez, who got the ball to Curiel in time for the out at the plate, killing any chance of a comeback for Victoria East.
The Cherokees advance to the Region IV quarter finals where they will play Port-Lavaca Calhoun. Details on that series will be available in the May 12 edition of The Nueces County Record Star.