SEGUIN, Texas - The Bryan Harvey Major Girls staved off elimination Saturday with a pair of run-rule victories at the Texas East State Tournament. Harvey opened the day with a 14-4 victory over North Houston American Little League then followed that up with a 13-3 victory over Bridge City Little League.
The victories put Harvey in the championship where it must beat undefeated Ingleside twice on Sunday beginning at 6 p.m. Ingleside defeated Harvey 4-3 on Friday to open the tournament.
In the first game of the day Faith Fernandez and Nicole Goggin combined to limit North Houston to three hits and four earned runs, and in the nightcap they held Bridge City to six hits and just two earned runs.
The pitchers received plenty of offensive support as Harvey hitters banged out 31 hits in the two victories.
The top four hitters in the Harvey lineup, Goggin, Jade Chavarria, Fernandez and Hannah Schnettler combined for 20 of Harvey's hits and drove in a combined 17 runs.
Goggin went 4-for-4 in the first game and drove in two runs. Schnettler matched her in the second game with a 4-for-4 performance that included a triple, a double and four RBI. Schnettler also had a triple and four RBI in the first game.
Fernandez had three hits and two RBI in the first game including a triple and a double and added another RBI and hit in the second game. Meanwhile, Chavarria had two hits in each game and drove in a pair of runs.
Harvey hit throughout the lineup as every player had a hit in the second game and all but one player had a hit in the first game.
Leah Snelgrove had a hit in each game including an RBI double in the first game. Julia Rubino had two hits on the day, Mariya Reyes had two hits and three RBI, Angel Cumpian had two hits and an RBI, while Addie Wright and Bre Warren each had a hit and an RBI.
Harvey got solid defense from Warren who tracked down a pair of fly balls in centerfield, Reyes at second, Wright in center and second and Chavarria at short.
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