(Boerne) – With the District 26-5A softball regular season in the books, Seguin, Lockhart, and Medina Valley find themselves gridlocked in a three-way tie for second place in the standings. When the teams drew numbers on Wednesday to determine playoff seeding, fortune frowned on Seguin, relegating the Matadors to the fourth seed behind No. 2 Lockhart and No. 3 Medina Valley.
The Matadors notched an 8-1 win over Boerne-Champion on the road Tuesday night, Lockhart survived Kerrville-Tivy 3-2, and Medina Valley crushed Alamo Heights 12-1, so Seguin, Champion, and Lockhart all finish with 10-4 district records, and they all split their head-to-head meetings.
Kylee Osborne led the Mats at the plate against Champion, finishing 4-4 with a double, two RBIs and two runs scored. Vanessa Garza went 2-4 and scored once. Skylar Loftin and Presley Pence each drove in two runs and scored once. Shyann Atchley, Whitney Wendel, and Tate Smith each crossed the plate once. Wendel and Marissa Bradley each had an RBI.
Garza earned the win in the pitcher’s circle after holding Champion to two hits and striking out three with no walks in four scoreless innings. Osborne relieved Garza and worked the final three frames, allowing a single run on two hits with three strikeouts.
Seguin scored three runs in the first inning, four in the third, and another in the sixth.
The Matadors’ overall record is 17-12. They will face District 25-5A champion Austin High in the bi-district playoffs next week. The time, location, and format had yet to be ironed out at press time.