Navarro stuns No. 23 Lady Apaches in walk-off


The No. 23-ranked Gonzales Lady Apaches traveled to Seguin for a district match against the Navarro Lady Panthers Friday, March 22.

The match was originally set in Gonzales, but thunderstorms and rain made both teams switch sites for the season.

The Lady Apaches and the Lady Panthers took it all seven innings with Gonzales leading, 3-2, heading into the bottom of the seventh.

Navarro stunned the Lady Apaches with a 4-3 walk-off win from an infield error.

“I actually was really proud of the way they performed. Unfortunately, we didn't get those big hits when we needed and we had lots of runners on and just couldn't get the ball to fall,” Lady Apaches head softball coach Michelle Uribe said.

The Lady Apaches hosted the No. 4-ranked Cuero Lady Gobblers Monday, March 25 and with a spot at the top of the district on the line.

Lady Apaches senior catcher Sydney McCray and teammates will use the loss to Navarro as confidence booster for the Cuero match.

“I think this will give us a lot more confidence than what we had before and knowing that we can play like that is going to help us up,” McCray said.

Lady Apaches freshman pitcher Dixie Rae Lester said her team needs to move on from this game, focus on the next game and get a win.

“It’s all comes down to our mechanics and how we play together as a team,” Lester said.

“We're gonna have to be able to forget this one real fast and take the weekend to recover and hopefully hit the ball against Cuero when we need it. That way we can come up with a win,” Uribe said.

The Lady Apaches will hit back on the road Thursday, March 28 for district match against the JFK Lady Rockets.

First pitch for the JFK game is set for 7 p.m.