Goddard takes pair of wins over Lady Cats

Mar. 18—CLOVIS — Roswell Goddard scored early and often on Tuesday night and the Lady Rockets swept a non-district softball doubleheader from Clovis High 21-5 and 28-17.

The losses dropped the Lady Cats to 1-6 for the season.

"It just takes a while," first-year CHS coach Johnny Saiz said. "Both games were competitive. We couldn't keep up with the way they were hitting."

In Game 1, the Lady Rockets (2-3) opened a 15-3 lead with an 11-run second. The game ended in four innings on the 15-run rule.

Junior Gabriella Flores went 5-for-6 for Goddard, including a home run and five RBIs. Freshman Marisol Hernandez was 4-for-4 with three runs scored and three RBIs, while senior Ayriana Arellanes and junior Avery Chaves each added a home run.

For the Lady Cats, senior Mikayla Romero and junior Giselle Romero were both 2-for-3 and combined for three doubles.

In the second game, which ended after six on the 10-run rule, the Lady Rockets scored in every frame, capped by a 10-run sixth.

Senior Jaquelin Lopez had three hits and drove in six runs for Goddard. Senior Ayriana Arellanes and junior Annika Roybal both went 5-for-6, with Roybal hitting four doubles.

Junior Adriana Silva finished 4-for-5 with a double and two runs scored for Clovis. Senior Marisa Lopez and freshman Madysen Cushing were both 3-for-4, with Lopez picking up a pair of two-baggers.

Next up for the Lady Cats is a three-day tournament at Dexter this weekend. Clovis takes on Portales High in Thursday's quarterfinals at 9 a.m.