Mixed results for Seguin softball in Huber Ranch tourney
(Seguin) – The Seguin High School softball team ended up with a split record in its annual tournament at Huber Ranch last week, recording three wins and three losses over the course of the three-day event.
The Matadors blanked Southside 9-0 and Weslaco East 5-0 on Thursday, opened Friday with an 8-0 shutout of Eagle Pass-Winn, and finished Friday’s action with a 3-0 loss to Gregory-Portland. Seguin closed the tournament with two more losses Saturday, falling to Buda-Hays 8-0 and Weslaco 9-1.
Marissa Bradley and McKenzie Neumann each home runs during tournament play. Bradley went 4-12 with six RBIs and three runs scored on the weekend, while Neumann finished 5-9, drove in five, and scored twice.
Presley Pence went a combined 5-12 with three doubles, four RBIs, and three runs scored. Vanessa Garza finished 3-10 with two doubles, drove in two runs, and crossed the plate four times. Ashlyn Flores, Kamryn Kunkle, Sandy Hernandez, and Shyann Atchley each drove in runs. Atchley went 4-13 and scored four times. Tate Smith totaled three hits, a double, and two runs scored. Ashlyn Flores, Caitlyn Nieto, and Madeline Bone each recorded hits as well.
Garza earned three wins in the pitcher’s circle, striking out 10 with three walks and allowing just three hits in 11 tournament innings.
Seguin’s season record is 11-8. The Mats resume District 26-5A play tonight with a 7 p.m. home game against Dripping Springs.
Navarro softball drops road tilt to Canyon Lake
(Fischer) – Navarro softball rallied from an early 6-0 deficit to make Friday’s non-district road game against Canyon Lake competitive in the middle and late innings, but the Hawks held on to hand the Panthers a 6-4 loss.
Canyon Lake scored all six of its runs in the second inning. Navarro plated two runs in the top of the third and two more in the fourth to pull within two, but went scoreless the rest of the way.
Ashlea Frederick, Alyssa Hernandez, and Emily Hinkelmann each drove in a run. Sydnie Booker went 2-3 with a double and scored once. Hinkelmann, Lindsey Gresham, and Karla Munoz all crossed the plate as well.
Navarro (10-2-1) continues non-district play tonight with a 6 p.m. home game against Del Valle.
Tough weekend for Marion softball in Seguin tournament
(Seguin) – Marion completed in Seguin’s annual softball tournament at Huber Ranch last Thursday – Saturday, and the Bulldogs ended up with two wins and four losses over the course of the three-day event.
Marion split Thursday’s games, defeating John Paul II 10-3 and falling to Harper 4-2. The Bulldogs fell twice on Friday, 8-5 to Pearsall and 8-3 to Jourdanton. Marion dropped Saturday’s first game to San Diego 7-1 and bounced back to close the tournament with an 11-4 win over Holy Cross.
Brianna Randle went 3-3 with a triple, three runs, and an RBI against John Paul II on Thursday. Kyleigh Mulanax and Alyana Robles each drove in two. Madison Doss went 2-3 and scored once. Madison Moos earned the win in the circle after one hit and three strikeouts in three innings. Mulanax belted a solo home run in the loss to Harper.
Randle doubled, tripled, and drove in three against Pearsall on Friday. She doubled again and went 2-3 with an RBI in the loss to Jourdanton.
Mulanax drove in Ingrid Nava for the only Marion run in Saturday’s loss to San Diego. Mulanax followed with two doubles and an RBI in the win over Holy Cross. Randle totaled two hits, scored three times, and drove in three. Robles drove in a pair of runs, while Moos and Veronica Gonzalez each recorded an RBI. Moos earned the win after four unearned runs on four hits in four innings.
Marion (10-8-1) resumes District 27-3A play tonight with a 7 p.m. home game against Luling.