Softball Roundup: Cinco Ranch clinches playoff berth, Tompkins walks off over Mayde Creek

By Tyler Tyre, Sports Editor
Posted 4/23/22

Cinco Ranch clinched a playoff berth with a 6-3 win over Seven Lakes.

For the Cougars this marks their 17th straight playoff appearance and it came down to the last day of the season to do it.

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Softball Roundup: Cinco Ranch clinches playoff berth, Tompkins walks off over Mayde Creek

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Cinco Ranch clinched a playoff berth with a 6-3 win over Seven Lakes.

For the Cougars this marks their 17th straight playoff appearance and it came down to the last day of the season to do it.

Krista Burg started for the Cougars and went 5.2 innings, allowing two earned runs on six hits while striking out four and walking one.

Seven Lakes took the lead in the bottom of the first, with Dulce Franco hitting a single and coming around to score on Cinco, but Cinco Ranch immediately answered back, with Shelby Hodge tying things in the top of the second on a solo home run.

From there it became a pitchers duel, and another run wouldn’t be scored until the sixth inning.

But Cinco broke things open in the sixth inning. Two runners reached base to start the top of the inning, and Gissel Morales came to the plate and smacked a three run homerun to left field to make things a 4-1 game.

Seven Lakes then came to the plate and found some offense as well in the bottom of the sixth. After a walk to start the inning, Emma Wingate hit an RBI double and then Rebecka Rabe drove in another run on a double to trim the Cougars lead to just one heading into the final inning.

But Cinco was not going to be denied. They got two runners on base in the top half of the seventh and Hodge drove both in on a single. Cinco then pitched a clean bottom of the seventh to close things out.

Amy Abke took the loss for Seven Lakes, pitching a complete game and allowing four earned runs on six hits while striking out 15 and walking one.

Seven Lakes will have the third seed heading into the playoffs, while Cinco Ranch will have the fourth seed.

Tompkins walks off over Mayde Creek

Tompkins earned a walk off win over Mayde Creek, 10-9, to clinch the second seed in the district heading into the playoffs.

The game went from a pitcher’s duel to a batters duel later on, with a plethora of runs being scored late.

Tompkins took the lead in the first inning, as Morgan Brown singled to center field to drive in a run, and Tompkins doubled that lead in the third when Kennedy Bourque scored on an error.

Mayde Creek got a run back in the fourth, when the Rams got a run off an error.

Tompkins answered back in the bottom of the fourth, with Madison Besselman hitting a sacrifice fly, but Mayde Creek answered back again, trimming the lead to one on a fielder’s choice in the top of the fifth and then taking the lead on a double by Kaci Ruiz that drove in two.

Tompkins tied things in the bottom of the sixth, as Besselman hit a double that drove in a run, but the Rams took the lead right back, with Kaci Ruiz hitting another RBI double and Debanhi Carrizales drove in another on a sacrifice grounder, before Madyson Rodriguez hit a three run homer to make it 9-4 Mayde Creek.

But Tompkins put up a furious comeback in the bottom of the seventh with their last chance. After a runner reached base to start the inning, Meagan Brown hit a two run homerun. Two more runners reached base and then Tompkins got a run on an error before Kaitlyn Scribner came to the plate and drove in three runs with a double to win it for the Falcons.

Katy closes district with no-hitter in win over Morton Ranch

Katy closed out district in huge fashion, with the Tigers run ruling Morton Ranch 13-1.

Cameryn Harrison, Lauryn Soeken and Paige Bunting combined to throw a no-hitter. The three combined to strike out eight while walking none in the win.

The scoring didn’t start until the third inning. Kailey Wyckoff hit a two run homerun and Ashtyn Reichardt followed that up with an RBI double. Harrison then hit a two run homerun to make it 5-0 Katy after the third.

The homerun show wasn’t done for Katy either. Peyton Watson led off the fourth inning with another homer and after two more runners reached, Reichardt hit a three run homerun. Harrison then hit her second homerun of the night, a two run shot and Hailey Gore followed that up with another two run homerun to make the lead 13-0 Katy. Morton Ranch would get one run back in the bottom of the fourth on a passed ball, but that would be all they would get as Katy easily rolled to the win.

Jordan closes season with win

Jordan secured extra innings  5-4 win over the Rudder to close its season on a bright note.

Brooke Hidalgo went six innings in the game, allowing four unearned runs on five hits while striking out seven and walking just one. Madeline Williams got the win after coming on in relief and allowing no runs over three innings and striking out four while allowing just one hit.

Jordan took the lead in the top of the first inning, getting a run across on a Williams sacrifice fly and made it a two run lead in the third, as Cady Bowyer hit an RBI single. Bowyer then gave Jordan a 3-0 lead in the top of the fifth on an one run double.

Rudder though, wasn’t going down without a fight. In the bottom of the fifth, Rudder got a run on an error by Jordan and then got a three run homerun to take a 4-3 lead.

Jordan answered back in the top of the seventh, as Bowyer tripled to put herself in scoring position and Aislyn Duhon hit a sacrifice bunt. Jordan’s pitching and defense held Rudder of and Jordan’s offense got another run across when Lyra Berry hit an RBI single. Jordan then sealed the win in the bottom of the ninth with a clean half inning.

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