Seguin softball overwhelms McCollum in district win
Seguin used a 17-hit barrage to bury San Antonio-McCollum 14-3 in Tuesday's District 26-5A game at the SHS softball field.
Cleanup hitter Marissa Bradley drove in five runs as part of a 3-4 day with two doubles to lead the Matadors' offensive onslaught.
"She loves being the number four hitter, and all the accolades and everything that come with, and she's just taken to that role," Seguin head coach John Garcia said of Bradley.
Madaline Bone finished 4-4 with an RBI. Katlyn Guzman went 3-3, scored three times, and drove in two runs. Presley Pence, Gracie Scheel, and Tate Smith each went 2-3. Pence and Scheel drove in two runs apiece, Pence scored two runs, and Smith crossed the plate three times. Caitlyn Nieto recorded a base hit and scored a run. Layla Salazar walked with the bases loaded to register an RBI, and Mia Cevallos scored twice as a courtesy runner.
Garcia commended his lineup for its discipline at the plate.
"We're doing a better job of pitch selection, letting some bad strikes go by, and quit hitting weak stuff, and getting good bat on the ball and really driving it hard somewhere," the coach noted.
Bradley pitched the first two innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on three hits with two strikeouts. Mackenzie Neumann gave up a single run on a pair of hits and struck out two over the final three frames after relieving Bradley.
The win moved Seguin to 4-2 in district play, 15-8 overall. The Mats visit San Antonio-Memorial on Wednesday at 10 a.m.
Marion baseball sweeps spring break district games
(Ingram, Universal City) - Marion logged consective run-rule victories on the road in District 26-3A this week, hammering Ingram-Moore 16-3 in Ingram on Monday and cruising past Randolph 11-1 in Universal City on Tuesday.
Jerin Valadez hit a home run and finished with five RBIs in the Monday win over Ingram-Moore. Jake Burris and Cade Baumann each went 3-3 and scored twice. Burris drove in four runs, while Baumann plated three. Tayler Mills, Walker Rudisaile, and Kallen Bek each drove in a run. Mills scored three times, Rudasaile twice, and Bek finished 2-4.
Chance Lowery earned the win on the mound against Ingram-Moore, giving up three runs (two earned) on three hits with five strikeouts in five innings.
Grant Johnson tossed a six-inning one-hitter and struck out four to pick up the win at Randolph on Tuesday. He also contributed at the plate with an RBI-double.
Burris and Logan Ross each drove in two runs, and Ross finished 3-3. Lowery and Zach Goodwin each drove in a run.
The Bulldogs are 3-0 in districxt play, 7-6 overall. Marion hosts a non-district game against Yoakum next Tuesday at 7 p.m., then resumes the 26-3A schedule next Friday, March 22 with a 7 p.m. first pitch in Comfort.
Navarro softball rallies past La Vernia to stay unbeaten in district play
(Geronimo) - Navarro capitalized on three La Vernia errors to score four runs in the sixth inning and move to 5-0 in District 30-4A with a 7-5 home win on Tuesday in Geronimo.
The Panthers trailed 4-3 in the middle of the sixth. Ashlea Frederick scored the tying run on an error. Alexis Valdez doubled in Sydnie Booker for the go-ahead run, and the Bears committed two more defensive miscues to help Navarro score a pair of insurance runs.
Valdez finished 3-4 at the plate, and also picked up the win in the pitcher's circle. She allowed five runs (two earned) with eight strikeouts in seven innings.
Booker and Frederick each went 2-4, and Frederick drove in a run. Emily Hinkelmann delivered a base hit and scored twice.
Navarro (18-6, 5-0) continues district play Friday with a 6 p.m. road game in Cuero.
Panthers drop road tilt to Battlin' Billies
(Fredericksburg) - Navarro baseball came up short to Fredericksburg 7-4 in a non-district road game on Tuesday.
The Panthers scored all four of their runs over the final two innings after the Battlin' Billies had built a 7-0 cushion.
Josh Muniga finished with a double, two runs, and two RBIs. Austin Jonas went 2-3 and scored once.
Evans Hendricks pitched three effective innings on the mound in the loss, allowing two unearned runs on one hit with six strikeouts.
Navarro (7-7) returns to Geronimo for a home doubleheader against Yoakum on Friday. The first game starts at 11 a.m.