Early on in the game, it appeared the West Orange-Stark Lady Mustangs were headed to a blow-out win over the Lady Bobcats at Orangefield Friday, March 30.

In the end, however, it turned out to be a close with the Lady Mustangs wining 4-2 in a District 21-3A softball game. The Lady Mustangs are 3-2 in district while the Lady Bobcats are 2-3.

WOS got off to a quick start with a run in the first inning and two in the second inning. Brit’ny Colbert singled with two outs and put herself in scoring position by stealing second. Sarah Ragsdale brought her home with a double to center field.

The Lady Mustangs then made it back-to-back doubles when Marlaysia Davis knocked a double RBI to left field. WOS scored their fourth and final run in the top of the fourth with the formula of Colbert, Ragsdale and Davis, plus Cassandra May.

Colbert drew a leadoff walk, Ragsdale singled and Davis reached base on a throwing error. May hit an RBI single to score Colbert for a 4-0 lead.

The Lady Mustangs had an impressive 10 hits but left 13 runners on base.

The Lady Bobcats fought back , scoring a run in the fourth inning.

Kayllie Evans went 2-3 and made it to first on an infield single. Kacey LeBlanc added a single to right and Ashton Gatreaux moved them both on a ground out. Haleigh Turley scored Evans on a sac fly to center field.

Orangefield got another run in the sixth when Evans doubled to left, advance to third base on a LeBlanc ground out and scored on a Gatreaux hit that was dropped by the WOS right fielder.

Ragsdale was the winning pitcher, tossing a five-hitter with four Ks and two walks. Khandi Breaux took the loss for the Lady Bobcats, working seven innings with six strike outs and three walks.

This week, the Little Cypress-Mauriceville Lady Bears and the Vidor Lady Pirates will battle it out for the District 20-4A lead.

The Lady Pirates will travel to LCM Thursday night to Lady Bear Field.

District 21-3A shapes up with the Silsbee Lady Tigers on top with a perfect 5-0 mark, followed by the Bridge City Lady Cardinals a game behind at 4-1, WOS at 3-2, Orangefield 2-3, Hamshire-Fannett 0-4 and Hardin-Jefferson 0-4.