Softball Roundup: Seven Lakes hands Katy first district loss since 2014, Morton Ranch walks off against Taylor

By Tyler Tyre, Sports Editor
Posted 3/2/22

Abke, a Sam Houston commit, stuck out 11 while walking none, allowing just two hits over seven innings against a strong Tigers lineup.

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Softball Roundup: Seven Lakes hands Katy first district loss since 2014, Morton Ranch walks off against Taylor

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Seven Lakes scored a huge win to open the District 19-6A season on Tuesday, beating Katy 2-0 behind a shutout from junior pitcher Amy Abke.

Abke, a Sam Houston commit, stuck out 11 while walking none, allowing just two hits over seven innings against a strong Tigers lineup.

Katy pitcher Cameryn Harrison allowed just one hit and also sturck out 11, but took the loss in the matchup.

Seven Lakes got both their runs in the second inning, the Spartans put runners on second and third after starting the inning with a hit by pitch and an error and Emily Johnson brought a runner home by grounding into a fielders choice, then Seven Lakes brought in its second run on an error.

The loss was the first district loss suffered by Katy since 2014.

Morton Ranch gets walk-off win over Taylor

Morton Ranch came out 6-5 winners over Taylor in an extremely back and forth matchup.

The game was tied heading into the bottom of the seventh when Allison Slaton singled and advanced into scoring position with one out. Jiselle Lopez stepped up with the runner in scoring position and hit a single to left field, giving the Mavericks a walk-off victory.

Lopez had five of the Mavericks six RBIs on the day, going 3-4 at the plate and hitting two home runs to go along with her single. Hadley Hyle drove in the teams other run on single in the fifth inning.

Lopez also picked up the win on the mound, striking out eight in seven innings while giving up four earned runs on nine hits.

Strong offense spurs Tompkins past Cinco Ranch

Tompkins started district off the right way with a 7-4 win over Cinco Ranch, riding a 3 RBI performance from Tauryn Alexander and a home run from Kaitlyn Scribner.

Ashley Martinec picked up the win for the Falcons, allowing four runs on four hits, while striking out three and walking two.

Alexander got Tompkins on the board in the second with a single to right field, scoring two runs and Martinec helped her own cause in the third, grounding out but also bringing home a run.

Mariah Hinojosa hit a home run for Cinco in the fourth, bringing the Cougars within one run, but Scribner answered back with her own homer in the bottom half of the inning. Cinco Ranch tied things in the fourth on a Gissel Morales double, before Tompkins put the game away in the bottom of the sixth with three runs, one on a double from Alexander and two on errors.

Paetow shut out by Magnolia

Paetow fell 3-0 to Magnolia West in a blow to the Panthers early in the season.

Jade Cartherwood had a strong night on the mound for Paetow, striking out five and walking one while giving up just two earned runs on eight hits to keep Paetow in things, but the Panthers bats never got going.

Magnolia West’s Brooklyn Day allowed Paetow to get just two hits over the seven innings and struck out five. Shy’Lynn Brown and Alexis Rodriguez were the only Panthers to get hits in the matchup.

Jordan blown out by Magnolia

Jordan fell in their district matchup to Magnolia 13-2. Behind a dominant display from the Bulldogs.

Jordan had six hits in the game, led by Brooke Hidalgo, who had two hits and Allie Hakimzadeh, who had one hit and both of the teams RBI’s.

Jordan’s two runs both came in the fifth inning, Hakimzadeh hit a double, scoring two runs.

Katy ISD, Morton Ranch, Taylor, Seven Lakes, Katy, Paetow, Jordan, Tompkins, softball

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