Softball takes to tournament play this week
In tournament action this week:
The New Boston Lady Lions split a pair of games on Thursday, beating Paris Chisum 16-5 in their early game and then dropping a nail-biter to Chapel Hill in the afternoon 4-3 in extra innings.
In the win over the Lady Mustangs, Lauren Hurts earned the win on the hill for New Boston, and the Lady Lions put the game away early scoring 10 runs in the 2nd inning. Hurst, Lauren Daniel, Emma Holland, Abrianna Scott, Victoria Burns and Maggie Taylor each accounted for RBI’s in the frame.
In the afternoon game, the Lady Lions came from behind to push the game to six innings, but could not hold off the Lady Red Devils who had a walk off double in the bottom of the 6th to take the win.
Senior Maggie Taylor had a solo shot in the top of the 5th to bolster the Lady Lions comeback.
Also in tournament action in New Boston on Thursday, the James Bowie Lady Pirates dropped a pair of games, first losing 8-5 to Paris Chisum in the morning and then 5-0 to Chapel Hill in the afternoon.
In the loss to Chisum, the Lady Pirates opened the scoring on a 1st inning single off the bat of McKinley Crumpton, and Hollyn Tutt and Emily Latham added RBI hits in the game.
Marlie Rogers took the loss on the mound for James Bowie allowing eight runs on nine hits and striking out two.
In the afternoon game, the Lady Pirates managed just three hits, including a pair by Gracie Brown. Rogers was credited with the loss on the mound allowing one run in one inning of work. Addy Hammonds pitched four innings in relief allowing four runs on five hits and she struck out five.
The Lady Hornets traveled to Longview for their tournament play this week, dropping a pair of games on Thursday, but rebounding this morning to earn a win.
On Thursday, Hooks first was blanked 8-0 by Longview and then fell 5-1 to Prairiland.
This morning they toppled Gladewater by a score of 12-9 as Maddie Campbell went beast mode on the Gladewater pitching staff with six RBI’s, including a grand slam in the bottom of the 3rd inning. Chloe Hanes also had a three run blast in the 2nd inning.
Campbell also earned the win on the hill for the Lady Hornets.
At the time of publication, the Lady Hornets were trailing Joaquin 6-1 in action this afternoon.
In tournament action at Union Grove on Thursday, the Maud Lady Cardinals fell three times, first losing to Linden-Kildare 3-2 yesterday morning before falling to Como-Pickton 14-4 and then the host Union Grove squad 10-4 in the nightcap.
The Redwater Lady Dragons traveled all the way to Denton for their tournament play this week, going up against much bigger schools and a challenging pool of competition.
On Thursday, the Redwater bats went cold as they lost first to Sanger 3-0 and then were held hitless by a tough John Paul II squad, leading to a final score of 12-0.
On Friday morning, the Lady Dragons fell to Haltom 10-3, but there were a couple of bright spots as Brooke Usrey and Kyndal Missildine each went yard in the contest.