Betsy Woodall didn't feel much pain from the bruise on her left shin Tuesday.
She and the Lady Tigers can thank it for preserving their 2-1 victory over archrival Ennis, improving their mark to 3-0 to start district 15-4A play.
"There's a big bruise, but it's alright," she said with a shrug.
Woodall pitched seven solid innings for the Lady Tigers, including a nail-biting seventh inning in which she blocked a line drive destined for center field that would have scored Ennis' tying run.
Instead, she allowed just the one run, struck out 10 Lady Lions and left seven standing on base in the big win.
"She always gets better (with people on base)," coach Elizabeth Collier said. "She just needs to get motivated and get that energy going."
The Lady Tigers scored both of their runs in the fifth on a two-out throwing error, scoring Kelsie Triplett, and an RBI single from freshman Demi Dotson. They only managed five hits in the game off Ennis pitcher Taylor Maliska but made it count when they were on base.
"It just goes back to putting the ball in play," Collier said. "We weren't K-ing up. When you put pressure on the other team, put the ball in play, the ball will fall in and those things will happen."
It never hurts to get a win over archrival Ennis, either.
"We're hyped," Woodall said. "They walked on the field with their flag, and now we can wave ours."
The Lady Tigers are 15-7 after winning the Little Elm Tournament over the weekend and 3-0 for "the first time in a long time," Collier said.
"We've got all the potential in the world," she said. "If we come together, and stay together, we'll be hard to beat."
Corsicana 2, Ennis 1
Ennis 000 001 0 — 1 7 1
Corsicana 000 020 x — 2 5 0
WP: Betsy Woodall
LP: Taylor Maliska
Top hitters — C: Demi Dotson 1-3, RBI; Kelsie Triplett 2-2, run; E: Taylor Maliska 2-3, 2B, RBI;
Records — Corsicana 15-7, 3-0; Ennis