Madaline Bone came up big in crunch time for the Matadors Tuesday afternoon, driving in the winning run with two outs in the bottom of the 12th inning against Medina Valley.
Bone, Bradley spark Seguin softball to walk-off win in extra innings
(Seguin) - Seguin sophomore Madaline Bone hit the walk-off RBI single to score Marissa Bradley in the bottom of the 12th inning of Tuesday's District 26-5A softball game to lift the Matadors to a 3-2 win over Medina Valley.
The visiting Panthers established a 2-0 lead in the third inning, but Bradley doubled to lead off the bottom of the sixth and came home on a base hit by McKenzie Neumann to slice the deficit in half. Gracie Scheel singled in Neumann's courtesy runner Ashlyn Flores with two outs to knot up the game at 2-2.
The teams remain deadlocked for five more innings until Bradley doubled with one out in the bottom of the 12th to set the table for Bone, who delivered a hard grounder into left field with two outs to plate Bradley and end the game.
Bradley and Bone both went 3-6 on the afternoon, and Neumann finished 2-3 with a double. Scheel was 1-4, and Presley Pence went 1-5.
Flores earned the win in relief after striking out seven and scattering six hits with no walks in seven scoreless innings in the pitcher's circle. Vanessa Garza worked five innings, allowing two runs on three hits with five strikeouts and one walk.
The win lifts Seguin to 2-2 in district play, 13-9 overall. The Matadors continue the 26-5A schedule today with a 1 p.m. road game in Marble Falls.
Seguin baseball drops home game to Dripping Springs
(Seguin) - The Seguin High School baseball team landed on the short end of a pitcher's duel in District 26-5A Tuesday afternoon, falling to Dripping Springs 3-1 at 'Smokey' Joe Williams Field.
Nathan Shepard did his best to keep the Mats competitive on the mound, limiting the Tigers to three runs (one earned) on six hits with four strikeouts and four walks in seven innings.
"Nate, he's been pitching great for us, and I knew he'd be a great guy to go against this team," Seguin head coach Mark Williams said. "He kept the ball away from them, he mixed it up, he kept them off balance, and he did a great job."
Dripping Springs capitalized on Seguin errors in the second and seventh innings to score two of their three runs and put the Mats in a 3-0 hole.
Seguin stranded five runners and gave up three outs on the bases, two on pickoffs at first base and one on a steal attempt.
The Mats finally broke through offensively in the bottom of the seventh when Brayden Wieding singled in Hayden Haas.
Wieding and Haas each went 2-3 at the plate. Kendall Harborth and Cody Kachmar each finished 1-3.
The loss drops Seguin to 1-1 in district play with a road game at Alamo Heights looming this afternoon. Williams feels that taking a quality team like Dripping Springs down to the wire is a positive his team can build on moving forward.
"They're supposed to be the number one team in district, or one of them, and we battled neck-and-neck with them" Williams said. "It wasn't a blowout like last year. Last year, they just came in walked away with it. We've got a good group of kids that are battling, and they're fighting, and everything else, and we're young. That's why we make some of the mistakes, but we're going to battle every game."
Seguin (5-10-1, 1-1) visits Alamo Heights today at 1 p.m.