High School Softball

Softball Roundup: Katy, Taylor, Mayde Creek, Paetow earn district opening wins

By Tyler Tyre, Sports Editor
Posted 2/15/24

Katy, Taylor, Mayde Creek and Paetow earned wins on the opening night of District 19-6A play, starting off in good fashion early in the season.

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Softball Roundup: Katy, Taylor, Mayde Creek, Paetow earn district opening wins


Katy, Taylor, Mayde Creek and Paetow earned wins on the opening night of District 19-6A play, starting off in good fashion early in the season.

Harrison , Soeken pitch shut out to open district against Tompkins

Katy earned a shut out win to open district behind a shut out from Camryn Harrison, as the Tigers won 12-0 in six innings over Tompkins.

Harrison pitched four innings of shut out ball in the win before Lauren Soeken came in to close the game out, pitching two innings without allowing a hit, Harrison struck out ten while allowing three hits while Soeken added four more strikeouts.

Harrison started things off in the first inning with an RBI double before Maddie Smith made it 2-0. Katy scored three more runs in the third inning, getting one on a fielders choice before Smith singled in another run and Ella-Kate Smith also hit a single to drive in a run. Harrison added two runs on a double in the fourth inning and an error made it 8-0 before the end of the inning. Ashtyn Reichardt hit into a fielders choice for anther run in the fifth and an error scored two more runs. Payton Schulze hit into another fielders choice to score Katy’s 12th and final run.

Harrison led the way for Katy at the plate with three hits and three RBIs, while both Smith’s added two RBIs. Leah Gershman had two hits to lead the Falcons Samantha Crumrin allowed eight runs on eight hits while striking out two in four innings.

Taylor has hot day at the plate against Cinco Ranch

Taylor had a strong day at the plate, starting district off with a win over Cinco Ranch, 13-5 in a team effort.

The Mustangs got a good effort on the mound from Ari Hughes, who pitched a complete game while allowing five runs and striking out five in the win.

Cinco Ranch got on the board first in the first inning, when Katie Schmidt-Pena doubled in a run to get things started. It stayed that way until the bottom of the fifth when Taylor tied the game on a single by Kenna Irvin, Bethany Fan kept things going by hitting a grand slam, Hughes hit an RBI double and Sophia Ybanez homered, driving in three more runs to make it 9-1 after five innings.

Cinco cut into the lead in the top of the sixth, Aubrey Ramirez hit a solo home run to lead off the inning and Ossie Cooper doubled to drive in a run, Sophie Hassall  then added another run with a fielders choice to close out the sixth inning. Taylor though scored four more in the sixth ining. Fan hit a two run homer and Katelyn Wentzler followed that up with a solo home run, Taylor then got to 13 runs on a throwing error. Cinco Ranch got a final run in the top of the seventh on a Sydni Vandeventer RBI single but Taylor got out of the inning on a Hughes strike out to end the game.

Fan led the way for Taylor with six RBIs on three hits while Ybanez added three RBIs on two hits. Savannah Henningson pitched 4.1 innings for the Cougars, allowing five runs on six hits while striking out four. Faith Piper and Aubrey Ramirez led the way for Cinco Ranch offensively with two hits.

Mayde Creek rallies for win over Jordan

Mayde Creek overcame an early deficit to earn a big win over Jordan on Tuesday, winning 9-3 behind a strong offensive showing and a good day on the mound from Shy’Lynn Brown.

Brown pitched a complete game, allowing three runs over seven innings and striking out eight in the win.

Jordan got out to the early lead in the game. Madison Royse got the Warriors on the board with a one-run single and Madeline Jovanovic hit a sacrifice fly to make it 2-0 in the top of the first. Mayde Creek trimmed the lead in the bottom of the inning when Brown hit a one run double. The game stayed that way until the third inning, when Alexia Ruiz hit a 3-run homer to give Mayde Creek a 4-2 lead. Mayde Creek got another run in the fourth inning on an error and in the bottom of the fifth Mayde Creek scored three more runs, with Madyson Rodriguez hitting a one-run single and Jalla Osborne driving in two runs on a single of her own. Brown added Mayde Creek’s ninth and final run in the sixth inning on a line drive single. Royse got one run back in the top of the seventh for Jordan before Brown got a strikeout to end the game.

Ryan McIntosh pitched for Jordan and allowed 13 hits and nine runs over six innings while striking out four. Royse led the way offensively for Jordan with three hits and two RBIs.

Paetow has dominant showing against Morton Ranch

Paetow had a hot start and never looked back in a 19-4 win over Morton Ranch, opening district with a big run rule win over the Mavericks.

The Panthers had a strong day on the mound from Abigail Martinak, with the junior allowing four runs on three hits over four innings while also striking out two. But it was the offense that really made a statement.

Both teams scored run in the first inning, Paetow started it in the top of the first inning as Alicia Briones had a steal of home, but Morton Ranch tied it in the bottom of the inning when Bailey Hays grounded into a fielders choice. Paetow then exploded for 10 runs in the second inning. Briones got a run in on a bases loaded walk and Amanda Vasquez drove in three with a triple to follow that up. Vasquez then stole home and Paetow scored again off of an error twice. Alicia Briones tripled to drive in two more to end the inning and make it 11-1 in favor of the Panthers. Paetow scored three more in the top of the third, Glorya Howland singled to drive in two before Galarza scored on another steal of home. Morton Ranch got two runs in the bottom of the third off of an error. Paetow closed things out in the bottom of the fourth with a big inning. Briones doubled to drive in a run and Paetow got two more off an error, Branae DeLaRosa doubled to get another run across and Trinity Vasquez got the final run for Paetow across with an RBI single. Morton Ranch got a final run in the bottom of the fourth on a sacrifice before Paetow sealed the run rule win.

Briones had four RBIs while Vasquez had three Rodriguez, Galarza and Howland all chipped in with two RBIs as well. Makenzie Rimmer, Hays and Gisselle Sanchez had the hits for Morton Ranch.

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