Seguin softball goes 2-3 in East Central-Judson tourney, opens district vs. Lockhart tonight
(San Antonio) – The Seguin High School softball team earned two victories and suffered three losses over the course of Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at the East Central – Judson Tournament last week.
The Matadors opened the event with an 18-7 shellacking of San Antonio-Madison on Thursday and followed with a 2-1 win over Uvalde on Friday. Seguin dropped Friday’s second game, 3-2 to East Central, and fell to the Hornets again 8-3 on Saturday. San Antonio-Johnson shut out the Matadors 5-0 in Saturday’s final tournament game.
Vanessa Garza went 2-2 with four RBIs and earned the win in the pitcher’s circle against Madison. She allowed seven runs on eight hits in four innings, but had the run support to come out on top. Shyann Atchley and Whitney Wendel each went 3-4 and scored twice, with Atchley driving in three and Wendel notching one RBI. Kaitlyn Smith went 3-4 and scored once, while Kylee Osborne collected two hits and two RBIs. Lyz Raderstorf and Jessica Teeple each scored twice and drove in one. No individual stats were submitted be either coaching staff from the Friday win over Uvalde.
Seguin only managed three hits against East Central starter Nikkolette Hernandez in Friday's loss to the Hornets - one apiece from Atchley, Teeple,and Presley Pence. Kamryn Kunkel had the Matadors' only RBI. Garza took the loss, giving up three runs on five hits in four innings.
Saturday's rematch with East Central saw Atchley go 2-2 at the plate, while Wendel, Osborne, and Loftin each went 1-3. Osborne and Kunkel each pitched two innings. Only one of the five runs Osborne allowed was earned, and she allowed three hits with two strikeouts. Garza, Wendel, Osborne, and Raderstorf each recorded a hit in the loss to Johnson.
Seguin's season record is 4-7. The Matadors open the District 27-4A tournament tonight with a 7 p.m. home game against Lockhart, then host their annual tournament at Huber Ranch this Thursday through Saturday.
Strong showing for Panthers in Hill Country Classic
(Wimberley, Fischer) - The Navarro softball team notched four victories and a tie in the Hill Country Classic, hosted by Wimberley and Canyon Lake, last Friday and Saturday.
The Panthers' tournament opener against Canyon Lake in Fischer ended in a 3-3 tie due to the time limit. Navarro played two more games on Friday, defeating Marble Falls 3-1 at Canyon Lake and Boerne 4-0 at the Wimberley Sports Complex. The Panthers closed the tournament Saturday with two more wins, doubling up Luling 4-2 in Fischer and blanking Flatonia 6-0 in Wimberley.
Bailee Stanzione drove in two runs and Katie Rickets added an RBI in the tie against Canyon Lake. Cayli Cowan held the Hawks without a hit and struck out seven, but she walked 10 and allowed three earned runs.
Alyssa Hernandez drove in two runs, Cowan recorded an RBI, and Ashlea Frederick went 2-3 with a run scored in the win over Marble Falls. Cowan struck out four and allowed just one hit in three scoreless innings, and Alexis Valdez pitched the rest of the way in relief.
Cowan pitched a one-hitter and struck out nine with only two walks in seven scoreless innings to help the Panthers shut out Boerne in Friday's third game. She also drove in two runs at the plate. Frederick went 2-3 with an RBI, Stanzione finished 3-4 with a run scored, Lindsey Gresham went 2-3 and scored twice, and Emily Hinkelmann had a hit, an RBI, and a run scored.
In Saturday's win over Luling, Sydnie Booker doubled and drove in two runs, Hinkelmann tripled and drove in one, and Valdez went 2-3 with a run scored. Cowan struck out 15 and walkd three in a five-inning one-hitter, allowing two runs (one earned) in tihe process.
Cowan and Valdez combined for a no-hitter Saturday in the shutout of Flatonia. Cowan worked the first three innings and struck out seven, Valdez relieved her for two innings and fanned two, and each pitcher walked only one batter. At the plate, Hernandez and Valdez each doubled and drove in a run, and Hernandez went 2-2 with a run scored. Frederick also went 2-2, recording two RBIs and one run.
Navarro's season record is 8-2-1. The Panthers host John Paul II tonight in Geronimo at 5:30 p.m.
Tough weekend for Marion softball at Jourdanton tourney
(Jourdanton) - The Marion softball team travelled to the Jourdanton Tournament last week and came away with just one victory against four losses over the course of the three-day event.
The Bulldogs fell to Gonzales 6-2 and to Jourdanton 12-2 on Thursday, with a 7-2 win over the Jourdanton JV sandwiched in between. Marion fell to Natalia 11-2 and Orange Gove 3-0 to cap the event on Saturday.
Caitlyn Krueger, Kyleigh Mulanax, Madison Moos, and Veronica Gonzales each collected two hits in the only tournament win on Friday. Mulanax hit a double and triple, she and Moos each scored twice, Gonzales had two RBIs, and Krueger drove in a run. Alexis Long and Katie Loeffler each had an RBI as well.
Mulanax went 2-2 and drove in a run against Gonzales. Long drove in two runs, and Madison Schultze finished 2-2 against the Jourdanton varsity. Mulanax collected two hits in three at-bats against Natalia on Saturday and recorded the team's only RBI. Orange Grove starting pitcher Bea Lara no-hit the Bulldgs and struck out 14 later that day.
Marion's season record is 2-8-1. The Bulldogs open the District 27-3A schedule tonight with a 7 p.m. game against Randolph.