The Robstown Lady Cotton Pickers' softball season came to an end after losing 11-0 to district foe Sinton in a Class 3A one-game Region IV quarterfinal playoff Monday night in Robstown.
The Lady Cotton Pickers (17-14 overall), where the third place finisher behind champion Sinton and split their two district meetings, each winning on the road.
But Monday night belonged to the Lady Pirates, who won for the second time this year in Robstown.
"Everything that could've gone wrong, went wrong for us tonight," Robstown head coach Sart Perez said. "We didn't make the routine plays and we made a lot of errors early in the game. Defensively, we didn't come to play and we couldn't score any runs."
Robstown committed nine errors in the game.
Leslie Ysassi (13-6) suffered the setback for Robstown and gave up 11 runs on six hits.
Sara Barrera was the game winner for Sinton and gave up five hits in the shut out victory.
The Lady 'Pickers' early miscues led to an early 3-0 first-inning for the Lady Pirates, who advance to the regional semifinals against the winner between Needville and La Grange.
It didn't get any better for Robstown as Sinton added single runs in the second and third frames to increase their lead to 5-0 headed into the fourth.
Sinton broke the game open in the fourth, scoring six runs and were aided by Robstown errors.
The Lady 'Pickers, who were playing their first season as a Class 3A program after dropping down from 4A, were aiming for a return trip to the regional semifinals. Robstown loss to Ceder Park Vista Ridge last year in the 4A regional semis.
Despite a winning season, Perez and the Lady 'Pickers fell short of their goal.
"We're disappointed. Our goal was to get past the regional semifinals no matter what classification we're in," Perez said. "We didn't get it done, so next year, we're going to come back with more focus and ready to make another run at the state tournament.