Softball Roundup: Abke throws second straight no hitter, Katy no hits Morton Ranch

By Tyler Tyre, Sports Editor
Posted 4/11/22

Fresh off a no-hitter against Taylor, the Junior came out with another one, no-hitting Morton Ranch in a 10-0 Seven Lakes win.

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Softball Roundup: Abke throws second straight no hitter, Katy no hits Morton Ranch

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Amy Abke is back in her groove.

Fresh off a no-hitter against Taylor, the Junior came out with another one, no-hitting Morton Ranch in a 10-0 Seven Lakes win.

Abke threw five innings, striking out 11 and walking two to earn the win and keep Seven Lakes in in third place in the district race.

The Seven Lakes offense was on fire on the day as well. Scoring runs in four out of the five innings  and getting 13 hits to give Abke more than enough cushion.

It only took one hitter for the Spartans to gain the lead, as the first batter of the game, Dulce Franco, hit a triple and scored on a throwing error to start the game.

The Spartans completely broke things open in the second, as Franco drove in two runs on a double after two runners reached to start the inning and Makinzie Stutts followed that with a double of her own to drive in Franco. After Stutts stole third base and Seven Lakes drew a walk, two more runs came across when Ashley Abel hit a single and the Spartans exited the second inning with a 6-0 lead.

Seven Lakes got another run in the third, as Franco hit a single to drive in a seventh for the team.

The Spartans secured the run rule win in the fifth, as Abel drew a bases loaded walk and Meghan Kelly drove in two on a single.

Katy no-hits Mayde Creek

Katy throws yet another no-hitter against Mayde Creek, as the Tigers came away 9-0 winners and continued to increase their stranglehold on the district standings, staying in first place.

Lauryn Soeken and Paige Bunting combined for the no-hitter with Soeken earning the win. Soeken pitched six innings, while striking out five and walking none, before Bunting came on to close things out in the seventh.

The Tigers scored in each of the first three innings to give themselves plenty of cushion.

After two runners reached for the Tigers in the bottom of the first, they both came around to score on an error as Katy got ahead early. Erynne Castillo then increased that in the second, as she hit an RBI single, and Katy got two more in the third, when Hailey Gore drove in two on a hard hit single, making it 5-0.

Things stayed that way until the sixth, when Katy went on an offensive onslaught.

P Watson drove in a run on a single to start things before coming around to score herself on an error. After another Katy single, A Reichardt hit an RBI double, driving in two more runs and putting things beyond a doubt heading into the final inning.

Tompkins survives test from Taylor

Tompkins faced a tough Taylor team that did all they could to scrap together a comeback, but held on for a 4-2 win.

Samantha Crumrin led the way on the mound for the Falcons, allowing those two runs on 10 hits while striking out three. Getting herself out of trouble repeatedly to pitch a complete game.

The Falcons came out with a big first inning, getting all the runs they’d need to survive the whole game. After two runners reached in the inning, Tayden Alexander hit an RBI single and both Samantha Crumrin and Madison Besselman followed things up with RBI singles of their own to make things 3-0 Tompkins.

Taylor responded with a run of their own in the bottom of the first, after two runners reached base, Katherine Brunner hit a sacrifice fly, driving in a run but it also ended up turning into a double play, killing any extra momentum the Mustangs might have gained.

Tompkins got their fourth and final run in the second inning, as Morgan Brown reached on an error and then came around to score on another error by the Taylor catcher.

Things remained that way until the bottom of the sixth, when two runners reached, Izzie Allen then drove in a run with a sacrifice grounder, but the Mustangs couldn’t get anymore out of it and Tompkins was able to keep Taylor from doing any more damage in the seventh en route to the win.

Paetow falls short to Waller

Paetow got worn out and two big innings from Waller led to an 8-2 loss for the Panthers.

Shy’Lynn Brown took the loss for Paetow, going 2.2 innings and allowing four runs on four hits while striking out four and walking one.

Paetow got on the board first in the top of the first inning. Peyton Luna hit an RBI single giving the Panthers the lead. Waller tied things in the bottom of the inning, before Paetow regained the lead in the third, with Brown hitting an RBI single.

But Waller had the anwer once again, scoring three runs in the third to take the lead for the first time in the game before scoring four more in the sixth to secure the win.

Jordan run ruled by A&M Consolidated

Jordan fell behind early and couldn’t get back into things against A&M Consolidated in a 12-1 loss.

A&M Consolidated scored five runs in the first two innings to take a demanding lead. Jordan got one run back in the third, as A Duhon hit an RBI single, but Consolidated scored seven more over the third and fourth to secure things. M Williams took the loss for Jordan, going three innings and giving up seven earned runs on nine hits while walking one.

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