Softball Roundup: Seven Lakes walks off over Tompkins, Taylor tops Cinco

By Tyler Tyre, Sports Editor
Posted 4/18/22

Seven Lakes earned a key victory over Tompkins with a walk-off 4-3 victory that brought the Spartans within half a game of the two seed in District 19-6A.

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Softball Roundup: Seven Lakes walks off over Tompkins, Taylor tops Cinco

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Seven Lakes earned a key victory over Tompkins with a walk-off  4-3 victory that brought the Spartans within half a game of the two seed in District 19-6A.

Amy Abke once again led the way for the Spartans, as the junior pitched a complete game in the win, not allowing an earned run on four hits while striking out 11 to get the Spartans the key victory.

Tompkins got ahead early, as a run came across on an error.

Seven Lakes didn’t get on the board until the third inning, but when they did it was in a big way. After getting two singles in the inning, Abke came to the plate and launched a home run to center to drive in three and give the Spartans the lead.

The Falcons got two runs back in the fifth innings. As Tauryn Alexander drove in a run on a sacrifice fly and Kennedy Bourque tied things on a steal of home.

Things remained tied until the bottom of the seventh. Makinzie Stutts singled to start the inning and was thrown out trying to get to home on an error that allowed Ashley Abel to reach second base. Emma Wingate singled and Tompkns made a throwing error, allowing Abel to round third and score the game winning run.

Taylor earns win over Cinco

Kaelyn Lerma pitched a strong game to lead Taylor past Cinco Ranch, as she allowed just three earned runs on 10 hits while striking out four to earn a complete game victory.

Katherine Brunner was huge at the plate for Taylor, going 2-3 and driving in three runs while hitting a home run. Bethany Fan, Ari Hughes and Sophie Jenkins each drove in one run in the win.

For Cinco Ranch, Shelby Hodge went 3-3 at the plate with 2 RBIs and a home run, while Amanda Croteau and Gissel Morales each drove in a run.

Taylor jumped out to an early lead by driving two in in the first inning and then the two teams traded runs in the third. Cinco scored two runs in the fourth to tie things before Taylor took the lead back in the bottom in the inning with one run. Cinco tied it again in the fifth inning before Taylor scored two in the sixth and pitched a scoreless seventh to seal things.

Mayde Creek beats Morton Ranch

Mayde Creek earned a 10-5 win over Morton Ranch with a big performance from Alyssa Gonzales.

Gonzales pitched a complete game on the mound, allowing five earned runs on nine hits while striking out six and walking one while going 2-4 at the plate with an RBI and two runs scored.

Offensively, Alexa Ruiz was the big bat, as she went 2-3 with 4 RBIs, including hitting a home run. Mackenzie Paredo also drove in a run to help the Rams to the win.

For Morton Ranch, Lee Avila and Madison Burciaga both drove in two runs while Nicole Gallegos drove in one.

Mayde Creek led from the get go, as the Rams scored one in the top of the first and then scored three more in the third. Morton Ranch answered with two in the bottom of the inning, but Mayde Creek scored four in the fifth to create distance. The Rams then scored four in the fifth, and even though Morton Ranch responded with two runs of their own, Mayde Creek scored two in the sixth to seal the game. Morton Ranch scored one in the seventh but was unable to come back.

Jordan can’t hang around in loss to College Station

Jordan got two runs but couldn’t keep up in an 8-2 loss to College Station.

Madeline Williams started on the mound for Jordan but was pulled after two innings. She struck out one while allowing three earned runs on five hits.

Both teams were held scoreless in the first inning before College Station all but sealed it in the second, scoring seven runs and getting five hits in the inning to take a huge lead. College Station would then score an eighth in the fourth inning.

Jordan was held scoreless until the seventh inning, when they scored two runs. A Duhon led off the inning with a single before Williams hit a double to put two runners in scoring position. M Eisenberger then hit a sacrifice grounder before Williams came around to score on a wild pitch. Jordan was unable to get another run but will have positives to take into their next game.

Tuesday, April 12

Katy dominates Cinco

Cameryn Harrison led the way for the Tigers in a 13-2 victory over Cinco Ranch.

The sophomore allowed two runs over seven innings on three hits while striking out nine, as Katy continued to keep their distance as the top seed in the district with the win, as they have cemented themselves atop the standings heading into the home stretch of district play.

Offensively, the Tigers caught fire early, scoring five runs in the first three innings before closing things out with seven runs over the final two innings.

Harrison was the big bat on the offensive side of things as well, going 3-5 at the plate with three RBIs while Kailey Wyckoff, Paige Schulze and Hailey Gore all had two RbIs on the night.

Tompkins strolls to win over Morton Ranch

Tompkins offense came alive early in a 13-3 run rule win over Mayde Creek.

The Falcons did it though on the back of Samantha Crumrin’s pitching, as she went five innings and allowed two earned runs on three hits, striking out two and walking one in her outing. Morton Ranch got a two run homer in the top of the first inning, but Tompkins answered right back, as Morgan Brown hit an RBI single to trim the lead to one in the bottom of the inning.

Tompkins then took the lead in the second, Madison Besselman tied things on a homer to lead off the inning, and Meagan Brown hit an RBI double, as the Falcons went ahead. Blakely Haynie then hit a two run double and Tayden Alexander hit a one run double as Tompkins led 6-2 after two innings.

The Falcons weren’t done there. Tauryn Alexander drove in another run to start the third before Haynie hit an RBI single and Tayden Alexander hit a two run double

Morton Ranch came back with one run in the top of the fourth, but Tompkins all but closed things out in the bottom of the inning, as Meagan Brown hit an RBI single, Tauryn Alexander hit a sacrifice fly and Morgan Brown hit an RBI single making it 13-3. Tompkins then pitched a clean fifth inning to seal the win.

Taylor wins high scoring contest against Mayde Creek

Taylor went ahead early and never trailed against Mayde Creek, while holding off a seventh inning run to secure the win.

Kaely Lerma earned the win, pitching a complete game and allowing one earned run over the course of the seven innings while striking out three and walking two to go with allowing eight hits.

Taylor got three runs in the first inning, as Izzie Allen hit a two run triple before she scored on a passed ball. Mayde Creek got a run back in the bottom of the inning on a homerun, but the Rams couldn’t get anything else on the board early.

Taylor increased its lead in the third inning. S Jenkins hit an RBI triple and Allen then drove in another run on a double to make it 5-1 Mustangs. Mayde Creek though answered back with two runs in the bottom of the inning.

The Mustangs scored once more in the fourth, getting one run on a K Wentzler solo homerun, and then Taylor pretty much put things away in the top of the sixth. Lerma drove in a run on a triple and then scored on a sacrifice fly from B Fan, before K Brunner hit a homerun to cap things off.

Mayde Creek got a three run double in the bottom of the seventh, but that was as all the Rams couldn’t complete the comeback.

Paetow drops close matchup to A&M Consolidated

Paetow played well and stayed in it to the end, but ultimately fell 9-7 to A&M Consolidated.

Jade Catherwood started on the mound for the Panthers and pitched a complete game, giving up four earned runs on 10 hits while striking out and walking four each.

A&M Consolidated got one run in the top of the first, before Paetow took the lead in the bottom of the inning. Shy’Lynn Brown hit an RBI single before Peyton Luna hit a sacrifice grounder to make it 2-1 Panthers.

Consolidated retook the lead with two runs in the top of the second but Paetow once again came back to tie things in the bottom of the inning, as Sade Guerra scored on a passed ball.

Two more runs came in from the Tigers in the top of the inning as they went back into the lead, before Paetow trimmed that to one run on a Brown sacrifice grounder, before Consolidated got another run in the top of the fourth.

Paetow trimmed the lead to one run once again in the bottom of the fifth, Mia Galarza reached on a fielders choice and then came around to score on an error that allowed Luna to reach base. But everytime Paetow scored, Consolidated had the answer, and they got one more run in the top of the sixth.

Paetow tied things in the top of the seventh. Two runners reached base and then Galarza came to the plate and drove both in on an RBI double, but a strikeout ended the inning and ended Paetow’s chances of taking the lead in the inning.

And Consolidated ended things in the seventh, scoring two runs before holding Paetow without a run in the bottom of the inning to seal the loss for the Panthers.

Jordan falls to Brenham

Jordan dropped a game to Brenham 11-0, as the Warriors fell behind in the first two innings and couldn’t stay in it.

Brenham scored three runs in the fourth, one run in the second and three runs in the third before being held scoreless in the fourth and fifth. But Brenham came back with four runs in the sixth to clinch the run rule win.

Jordan had three hits on the night, coming from Cady Bowyer, Madeline Williams and Megan Anton, while Anton also added a stolen base to her tally.

Jordan combined to give up 13 hits on the day while their pitchers struck out one and walked four, the Jordan defense committed four errors to Brenham’s zero.

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