Seguin softball goes 2-3 in East Central tourney
(San Antonio) – The Seguin High School softball team produced mixed results last week in the San Antonio-East Central tournament, notching two wins against three losses over the course of the three-day event.
The Matadors dropped their first three tournament games, falling to Judson 4-1 and San Antonio-Johnson 8-2 on Thursday, then to Uvalde 4-3 on Friday. Seguin bounced back to eke out a pair of 1-0 victories on Saturday over Tuloso-Midway and Uvalde.
Marissa Bradley, McKenzie Nuemann, and Shyann Atchley each drove in two runs over the course of the tournament. Neumann went a combined 5-13 at the plate, and Vanessa Garza went 6-13 with two doubles and two runs scored. Bradley and Kaitlyn Smith each recorded three hits on the weekend. Smith and Presley Pence notched an RBI apiece. Neumann and Caitlyn Nieto each doubled.
Flores earned the win in the pitcher’s circle Saturday against Midway, and Garza did likewise against Uvalde. Eeach pitcher appeared in each game, with Flores allowing two hits and striking out nine in four combined innings, and Garza giving up four hits with three strikeouts in seven frames.
Seguin (8-4) opens the District 26-5A schedule tonight with a 7 p.m. road game in Lockhart, then hosts its annual tournament this Thursday – Saturday at Huber Ranch.
Navarro softball earns two wins, tie in Hill Country Classic
(Wimberley) – Navarro softball kept its loss column empty over the weekend the Hill Country Classic, a tournament co-hosted by Wimberley and Canyon Lake, with a 5-0 win over Kerrville-Tivy and a 9-4 victory over Yoakum on Friday, and scoreless tie against Hallettsville on Saturday.
Alyssa Hernandez led the Panthers at the plate, going 4-8 with three RBIs and two runs scored over the course of three games. Sydnie Booker went 3-5 with a double and a triple, drove in three runs, and crossed the plate twice. Emily Hinkelmann ended up with two RBIs for the weekend. Jaylyn Rodriguez went 2-5 and drove in a run. Amber Reneau went a combined 4-8, Ashlea Frederick finished 2-5, and each scored twice. Bailee Stanzione also scored two runs.
Alexis Valdez pitched a combined 9-1/3 scoreless innings, recording 18 strikeouts while allowing just four hits two walks. Valdez struck out 10 against Hallettsville on Saturday in 5-1/3 frames.
Booker appeared in the pitcher’s circle for four innings, giving up four runs (two earned) on five hits with five strikeouts and no walks.
Navarro (10-0-1) returns to action tonight with a 5:30 p.m. home game against John Paul II.
Marion softball goes 3-1-1 in Jourdantan tournament
(Jourdanton) – Marion finished with three wins, a loss, and a tie last week in the Jourdanton softball tournament, opening the event with a 12-4 victory over Dilley, a 1-1 tie against Karnes City, and a 10-2 win over Southside on Thursday, then concluding with a 6-3 win over Devine and a 7-2 loss to Natalia on Saturday.
Kyleigh Mulanax doubled twice, went 3-3, scored three times, and drove in a run against Dilley. Madison Doss drove in three runs, and Ingrid Nava produced two RBIs. Veronica Gonzales and Hannah Chappell each produced two hits and an RBI, with Chappell scoring three times and Gonzales crossing the plate twice. Madison Moos struck out eight in four innings to earn the win. Lily Bek scored the only run against Karnes City. Moos struck out five and allowed four hits in 3-2/3 innings.
The win over Southside saw Moos hit a home run and a double with three RBIs and two runs scored, and strike out six while allowing two unearned runs on four hits in four innings in the circle. Bek and Nava each doubled and scored twice, with Navarro recording two RBIs. Mulanax went 2-3, drove in a run, and scored once.
Mulanax went a combined 4-4 in the two Saturday games and drove in a run against Natalia. Madison Schulze and Bek each had two hits and two runs scored against Devine. Bek, Brianna Randle, Chappell, and Gonzalez each drove in a run. Moos earned the win against Devine, allowing three unearned runs.
Marion’s season record is 7-4-1. The Bulldogs open the District 27-3A schedule tonight with a 7 p.m. home game against Randolph.