Southwest beat Delaware District 3 (Host) 7-5 on Sunday to take the 2019 Little League Senior Softball World Series Crown.
Delaware got things moving in the first inning, scoring two runs when Jada Evans doubled.
But Southwest answered in the 3rd, then pulled away for good with three runs in the third inning. In the third Hannah Boettcher singled on a 2-2 count, scoring one run and an error scored two runs for Southwest.
Madalyne Martinez took the complete game win for Southwest. She allowed 11 hits and five runs over seven innings, striking out ten and walking one, only giving up one home run (to District 3’s Katie Evick).
Evans took the loss for Delaware. She pitched four innings, allowing six hits and five runs while striking out three and walking one. Kylee Hill came in in the fourth inning with no outs and pitched two innings, allowing only one run on two hits, but Evans had to return to finish the game in the 6th, entering with no outs.
Martinez also went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead Southwest in hits. Kennedy Parker recorded 3 RBI’s for Southwest, Southwest was sure-handed and didn’t commit a single error. Hannah Boettcher scored twice and made the most plays in the field recording ten putouts on Martinez’s 10 K’s.
Delaware totaled 11 hits. Evans, and Kate Evick (3 for 4, 2 RBI’s) recorded doubles, Carlie Venables also had multiple hits for Delaware. Evick blasted a solo home run in the seventh, but Martinez struck out the last 3 batters to end the game, and secure the victory for the Southwest – Waco, Texas team.
It was the second time a team from Texas representing the Southwest had returned and won. In 2006, a team from Northwest Little League in San Antonio missed the finals, but returned and won it all in 2007. (Staff Reports)