Marion softball run-rules Randolph in 27-3A opener
(Marion) – It only took five innings for the Marion softball team to dispatch Randolph 10-0 Tuesday night in the opening game of the District 27-3A schedule.
Madison Moos starred at the plate and in the pitcher’s circle. She hit a two-run home run to give the Bulldogs the early lead in the first inning, and struck out seven in three perfect frames to earn the win. Toryn Autry worked around a hit to keep the Ro-Hawks scoreless with three strikeouts in the fourth and fifth innings.
Brianna Randle and Madison Ross each collected two hits, an RBI, and a run scored. Alexis Long drove in two runs, while Caitlyn Krueger, Madelyn Abrameit, and Veronica Gonzales each drove in one.
After the Moos home run in the in the first, Marion added six runs in the third and two more in the fifth to activate the 10-run mercy rule.
The Bulldogs are 1-0 in district play, 3-8-1 overall. Marion plays in the Seguin Tournament at Huber Ranch today through Saturday.
Navarro softball comes up short in pitcher’s duel
(Geronimo) – Navarro senior Cayli Cowan struck out 10 and held Schertz-John Paul II to three runs on four hits in seven innings Tuesday night, but the Panthers didn’t quite produce enough offense in a 3-2 home loss to the Guardians.
Bailee Stanzione hit a two-RBI double to drive in Alexis Valdez and Emily Hinkelmann in the second inning, giving the Panthers an early 2-0 lead. John Paul II scored all three of its runs in the top of the third, and Navarro was unable to answer over the next five frames.
Ashlea Fredericks went 3-3 at the plate, while Stanzione, Cowan, and Lindsey Gresham each recorded hits. Navarro stranded seven runners on the night.
The Panthers (8-3-1) face Canyon Lake on Friday at 5:30 p.m.