The Rockwall Lady Jackets softball team ran roughshod over Seagoville 21-1 in a 1-game playoff at North Forney High School on Friday for the Class 4A Region II Area Championship.
Rockwall advances to meet district foe McKinney in a best-of-three series for the Region II Quarterfinal title today and Saturday at Allen High School.
McKinney won its Area Championship with a 2-0 series win over Dallas Hillcrest, blanking the Lady Panthers 17-0 and 13-0 to set up the battle versus Rockwall.
RHS defeated the Lionettes 3-1 and 8-2 in District 10-4A play.
Against Seagoville, Rockwall jumped out to an 11-0 first-inning lead and never looked back.
The Lady Jackets put up singles by Carlie Jenkins (2), Haley Baker (2), Ashton Atwell, Sharon Maguire, Cyndi Bertrand and Bailey Wallace, a double by Bertrand and posted three runs on wild pitches to blow the game wide open in the bottom of the first inning.
The ladies then tallied six runs in the second inning, including Bertrand’s second inside-the-park home run in post-season play, and four runs in the fourth inning to seal the victory.
In a show of good sportsmanship, Rockwall took several outs in the second, third and fourth innings with base runners leaving early for outs.
Seagoville put up its run in the top of the fourth inning off a double and two singles.
Emily Cowan picked up the five inning win on the mound with a complete game 1-run, 5-hitter. She struck out seven and had no walks.
Bertrand went 4-for-5 at the plate with a home run, two doubles, a single and six RBIs, Baker hit 4-for-4 with four singles, Maguire was 3-for-4 with three singles, Jenkins was 3-for-5 with three singles, Wallace was 2-for-2 with two singles, Kennedy Harrison was 1-for-2 with a double and Cowan smashed a double as Rockwall hitters blasted 22 hits en route to the victory.
Rockwall and McKinney will hit the field tonight in the first game of their best-of-3 series for the Region II Quarterfinal Championship at Allen with game time scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Game 2 will be on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. and Game 3, if necessary, following the second game.
Class 4A Area Championship
North Forney High School
Rockwall 21 22 0
Seagoville 1 7 7
WP: Emily Cowan.
2B-ROCK: Cyndi Bertrand 2, Kennedy Harri-
son 1, Emily Cowan 1. HR-ROCK: Cyndi Ber-
trand 1. 1Bs-ROCK: Carlie Jenkins 3, Bailey
Wallace 2, Ashton Atwell 2, Haley Baker 4,
Sharon Maguire 3.