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Lewisville's Maribeth Gorsuch two-hits softball rival FM Marcus, 10-0
LEWISVILLE -- Not wanting to begin District 5-5A play with two losses was extra motivation for Lewisville pitcher Maribeth Gorsuch.
The sophomore right-hander used her dazzling breaking pitch to limit rival Flower Mound Marcus to two hits in a 10-0 victory Friday night at the Lady Fighting Farmers’ diamond.
The game was stopped in the sixth inning by the mercy rule.
“This was a very important game for us,’’ said Gorsuch (9-2), beaten by Flower Mound,2-1, in eight innings in the 5-5A opener Tuesday. “Any game against Marcus is important. My curve was working well and so was my rise.’’
She struck out nine, walked two and allowed only five Lady Marauders to reach base.
Lewisville (17-6-0, 1-1 in 5-5A), No. 15 in the state rankings, gave Gorsuch plenty of early wiggle room with five runs in the first inning.
A couple of soft infield singles by Tommi Goodman and Gaby Vasquez landed Madison Greenwell, the starter for No. 20 Marcus (18-5, 1-1), in immediate trouble.
Gorsuch drove in the first run with a base hit. Freshman Makayla Corbin, Lewisville’s offensive star with three hits and four RBIs, followed with a two-run single. The first of two doubles by senior catcher Megan Haggard brought in the fourth run and freshman third baseman Kaylee Rodriquez completed the damage with an RBI single to center.
Greenwell did not help her cause with four wild pitches and gave way to fellow senior Katelynn Cooper in the second inning.
Cooper slowed the Lady Farmers for two innings but was touched for three runs in the fourth.
Corbin’s bases-loaded single scored two and a bobble in the outfield allowed the eighth run.
Lewisville ended it with a pair of unearned runs in the sixth.
Marcus’ first hit came with two out in the fourth, a one-hop smash by senior Whitney Wolkow that caromed off Gorsuch’s glove. Senior first baseman Audrey Pratt lined a double down the third-base line in the sixth.
“When Maribeth gives up a hit, it just makes her throw it better,’’ said Lewisville coach Lori Alexander. “She’s unbelievably talented and relentless.’’