The Robstown Lady Cottonpickers might be the new team to beat this year in District 31-4A after beating the Tuloso-Midway Cherokees in a nail-biting 4-3 win, Friday night at Tuloso-Midway.
Robstown is now 4-2 in district and say they could become a playoff contender.
The Cherokees started out strong scoring two runs in just the first inning. The Lady Pickers retaliated by scoring right back in the top of the second after.
The defenses were solid through as both teams kept each other off base, until the Pickers came back in the sixth inning with an RBI-double to the outfield, tying the game, 2-2. Costly errors from the Cherokee defense helped Robstown to score two more runs, putting the Lady Pickers ahead 4-2.
The Lady Cherokees attempted to make a comeback in an attempt to try to get back on top and nearly succeeded as Tuloso-Midway was able to score a run in the seventh inning, but it was not enough as the Cherokees are now fighting for a spot in the playoffs.
"There wasn't a lot of mistakes done," said Robstown coach Art Perez, "We were really good out on the field. Usually we are better at the stick but we did well all around."
Cherokees first year coach Joe Green believes that the Tuloso-Midway Ladies can still make the play-offs but they will have to win every game to do so.
Robstown faces off against the district leading H.M. King Lady Brahmas Thursday night at Picker Softball Field. The game begins at 7.