But no Lady Ram was as impressive on offense as Tabby Santibanez, who batted 1.000 out of the nine hole for the second game in a row, finishing 4-for-4 with five RBIs and three runs.
The .303 batter has been on an absolute hitting tear since the month of April began. In her past three games, Santibanez has gone 8-for-9 – an .889 average – with 11 RBIs and no strikeouts.
When the Lady Rams can get that kind of production from all over the lineup, they are nothing short of lethal.
Tarver was pleased with the way his team was able to respond to adversity, offensively and defensively.
"It's something that hasn't happened to us in a while: being down early," he said. "It was good to see again, especially right before the playoffs. It was a run-rule, but it wasn't just a beat-down from the start. We had some adversity in there. Great situations and great stuff going into the playoffs."
Perhaps of equal adversity to the events on the field were Springtown's notorious fans, who were fired up – to say the least – from the first pitch to the final gun. Head baseball coach Bret Barrick later remarked that he could hear the ruckus from the softball field throughout the entire baseball game.
But, much to Tarver's delight, his girls kept their cool under pressure and used the hostile environment as motivation.
"You always tell your teams, 'Stay on the field, between the lines. Don't let outside factors affect the way you play,'" Tarver said. "But the great thing about this group is that stuff kind of feeds into our girls and makes them play harder. It doesn't affect them mentally in a way that's distracting to them. They focus more and it feeds their fire.