Seguin softball hammers Medina Valley 18-3
(Castroville) - Whitney Wendel hit her fifth home run of the season and six Seguin players had at least two hits and two RBIs as the Matador softball team run-ruled Medina Valley 18-3 in three innings Tuesday afternoon in Castroville.
The win moves Seguin to 3-1 in District 26-5A, 10-9 overall.
Wendel's home run highlighted a 2-4 night that included three RBIs and two runs scored.
Shyann Atchley and Marissa Bradley each drove in three runs, with Atchley going 3-4 and scoring twice, and Bradley finishing 2-3 with a double and one run scored.
Vanessa Garza, Presley Pence, and Jessica Teeple each recorded two RBIs. Garza hit two doubles in three at-bats and scored four runs. Pence went 2-3 and scored twice, and Teeple finished 1-2 with a double and two runs scored. Kylee Osborne went 2-2, scored twice, and drove in a run, while Tate Smith was 1-2 with two runs scored.
The Matadors scored three runs in the first inning, six in the second, and nine in the third to build the 15-run lead and activate the three-inning mercy rule.
Garza pitched into the second inning and allowed two runs. Ashlyn Flores took over the in the second and finished the game, giving up one more run in her relief appearance.
The Matadors continue district play today with a 1 p.m. home game against Marble Falls. The Mustangs are also 3-1 in district play.
Seguin bats struggle in road loss to Dripping Springs
(Dripping Springs) - A fourth inning single by Juan Rodriguez was the only hit the Seguin baseball team could muster Tuesday night in a 7-1 district road loss to Dripping Springs.
The Tigers' starting pitcher Kurt Raymond struck out nine Matadors and walked only one in seven innings to earn the complete-game win.
Mason Mondin scored Seguin's only run in the top of the seventh on Manuel Castillo's RBI-groundout.
Dripping Springs jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning, and tacked on single runs in the second and sixth frames.
Seguin reliever Kendall Harborth replaced starter Cody Kachmar in the second inning and did his best to limit the damage from that point, allowing a single earned run on three hits with three strikeouts and one walk in five innings.
The Matadors are 1-1 in district play, 4-9 overall. Seguin continues the 26-5A schedule today with a 1 p.m. home game against Alamo Heights at 'Smokey' Joe Williams Field.