The Lampasas Lady Badgers softball team whipped Stephenville 16-2 on Friday, sweeping the best-of-three series and advancing into the second round of postseason action.

“We’re all pumped up and ready to go for the next round,” said Lady Badgers first baseman and senior Alex Caruthers. “Once we got the first win in Game 1 (10-3) on Thursday, we all felt like we had this series.

“The key to advancing is that we’re a bunch of extremely talented girls. Coach (Cassie) Crabtree has worked with us so well these past few weeks to get us into this position.”

On Friday, Lampasas broke open a close contest with a big fourth inning, the key hit an out-of-the-park grand slam off the bat of junior Blake Webb.

“Honestly, I didn’t feel anything at all once it left my bat—and that’s a good sign,” Webb said. “I didn’t even look at it. When I was rounding first base, my teammates were all yelling and the fans were screaming—and that’s when I figured it was out of the park.

“I don’t think we’re nervous about the next round because our team is so unified this year. We have confidence but we won’t let ourselves get cocky about anything.”

Sienna Lawson hurled a complete game on Friday.

“Sienna pitched great for us,” Crabtree said. “She was never rattled. She had command the whole game.

“I’m proud of our team. It was a good game. It was close in the third inning (2-2) and then we responded by breaking it open in the fourth. We did what we needed to do.”

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