When schoolmates are hitting Twitter hard with pictures of ski runs or beach scenes, it’s a little hard sometime to gear up for a game.
Van Alstyne may have had that problem on Monday, the first day of spring break, losing to Whitewright, 15-4 at Forrest Moore Park.
The Lady Panthers answered a first inning outburst by the visitors, scoring a couple of runs to tie the game.
Senior Carly Ochoa was hit by a pitch and junior Treylee Neill walked. Both runners moved up two bases on a wild pitch, before Ochoa scored on a sacrifice fly by senior Peyton Welch. A single by junior Madi Williams drove in Neill with the tying run.
Whitewright came back with five runs in the second inning to take a lead it never gave back.
After the Lady Tigers had scored a run in the top of the third, Williams hit a two-run shot over the left-centerfield wall, driving in Welch who had singled to left.
That was it for the Lady Panther offense.
Whitewright pitcher Hannah Williams gave up just one hit, an infield single by Micah Welch, over the next three innings to preserve the run-rule win.
After a game in Farmersville, Van Alstyne has an open date before hosting Howe on March 24.