Clovis upsets Cavegirls in district softball doubleheader

Carlsbad's Hanna Martinez hits an RBI double in the first inning of Thursday's game at Clovis.

CLOVIS — John Tigert had a feeling that something wasn’t right.

He thought his talented but young Carlsbad softball squad might be in for a bit of a comeuppance on Thursday night.

The Cavegirls, leading District 4-5A standings comfortably entering a doubleheader against Clovis High at Lady Wildcat Field, cruised to a 5-0 lead in the second inning of Game 1 when the tide suddenly turned. The Lady Wildcats, winless in district play starting the night, erupted for eight unanswered runs and held on down the stretch for a 14-12 win — only their second all-time against Carlsbad.