Softball Roundup: Tompkins hands Seven Lakes first district loss, Taylor tops Cinco Ranch

By Tyler Tyre, Sports Editor
Posted 3/24/22

Behind a strong performance on the mound from Ashley Martinec and two RBIs from Blakely Haynie, the Falcons got their much needed win, 5-3 over the Spartans, keeping pace in the tough District 19-6A field and creating a tie atop the district standings between Seven Lakes and Katy.

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Softball Roundup: Tompkins hands Seven Lakes first district loss, Taylor tops Cinco Ranch

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Tompkins knew how important Tuesday’s game against Seven Lakes was.

A win would have kept the Falcons within a game of first place in the district standings, while a loss would make things very hard for the Falcons to compete for a district title down the stretch.

Behind a strong performance on the mound from Ashley Martinec and two RBIs from Blakely Haynie, the Falcons got their much needed win, 5-3 over the Spartans, keeping pace in the tough District 19-6A field and creating a tie atop the district standings between Seven Lakes and Katy.

Martinec pitched a complete game, allowing just one earned run on three hits while striking out 12 and walking three to earn the victory.

Seven Lakes got the early lead in the game, as Amy Abke came around to score on an error by Tompkins in the top of the first inning.

Tompkins fought back and had the answer.

Meagan Brown got the inning started for Tompkins with a single before Tauryn Alexander walked to put two runners on. Then Brown came around to tie things on an error from Seven Lakes.   Besselman then scored on a wild pitch before Morgan Brown hit a sacrifice fly to score Martinec and make things 3-1 Tompkins.

Ashley Abel trimmed the lead to 3-2 in the top of the top of the fourth before Tompkins got two more runs in the bottom of the fifth with Haynie hitting a two RBI double to give the Falcons a bit of cushion heading into the final innings.

Seven Lakes got a final run on an error but were unable to do any more damage, as Martinec closed things out to secure the win.

Abke took the loss for Seven Lakes, allowing two earned runs on five hits over six innings while striking out eight and walking two.

Taylor earns win over Cinco

Kaelyn Lerma pitched a complete game and Katherine Brunner and Sophie Jenkins both had two RBIs as Taylor earned a big 5-3 win over Cinco Ranch that could have playoff implications down the stretch in district.

Kaelyn Lerma pitched a complete game, allowing one earned run over seven innings on five hits while striking out five and walking two as she kept the Cinco Ranch bats at bay all day.

Cinco got two runs in the top of the first to take the lead, as Krista Burg hit a sacrifice bunt to score a run and Amanda Croteau followed that up with a home run.

Taylor got one run back in the top of the second off an error, before taking the lead in the top of the third on a two run home run from Brunner.

Cinco had an answer once again in the bottom of the fourth, tying the game on a Savannah Henningston grounder, but Taylor was not going to be denied. In the top of the fifth, Jenkins hit a two run triple to give the Mustangs the edge and Lerma did the rest, not allowing another run the rest of the way.

Krista Burg took the loss for Cinco Ranch, allowing two earned runs on five hits in 6.1 innings while striking out five and walking three.

Hot offense leads Morton Ranch past Mayde Creek

The bats were going for Morton Ranch as the Mavericks beat Morton Ranch 9-5, with Allison Slaten and Michelle Meeks leading the way, driving in three and two runs respectively.

The Mavericks took the lead in the first inning, as Lea Avila hit a double to score a run and put Morton Ranch on top. They then tripled that advantage in the third inning, as Avila hit another double to bring in a second run and Aileen Cebrero reached on an error as a run scored to make things 3-0.

Mayde Creek got a run back in the bottom of the third, with a run coming across on an error. But Morton Ranch increased its advantage in the top of the fifth, as Meeks hit a home run to score two and Cebrero singled to drive in a run and make it 6-1.

The Rams tried to battle back again in the bottom of the fifth. Kaitlyn Flores reached on an error as a run scored and Alexia Ruiz hit a single to trim things to 6-3, but Morton Ranch all but decided things in the top of the seventh, as Slaten hit a three run triple.

Mayde Creek got two runs back in the bottom of the seventh on a fielders choice and an error, but that was all the team could muster.

Lopez took the win on the mound, pitching a complete game and allowing one earned run on six hits while striking out six and walking one.

Jordan gets first district win over Rudder

Jordan got its first district win of the season with a 6-3 victory over Rudder.

Brooke Hidalgo did a terrific job on the mound for the team, pitching a complete game and allowing three earned runs on seven hits while striking out three and walking five.

Jordan jumped ahead in the first inning, as Aislyn Duhon tripled to score two runs. Rudder got one run back in the third and tied things in the fourth, but Jordan regained the lead in the bottom of the fourth on a fielders choice.

Rudder though, came back to tie things again in the top of the fifth, but Jordan once again had the answer.

After a walk and hit by pitch to start the bottom of the fifth, Cady Bowyer singled to put three runners on and Madeline Williams hit a bases clearing double, making things 6-3. Jordan didn’t allow another run the rest of the way to claim the win.

Late inning surge leads to Paetow loss

Paetow hung around but didn’t have enough to beat Atascocita, falling 10-4.

The Panthers scored four to open the game, as Paetow started the game with a single and two walks before a run came in on a fielders choice. Alexis Rodgriguez then walked to score a second run before Madison Mitchell singled to score two more.

Atascocita answered back with three runs in the bottom of the inning before tying things in the second, and went on to score four runs in the sixth and two in the second to claim the win.

Shy’Lynn Brown took the loss for Paetow, going 4.2 innings and surrendering eight earned runs while walking two.

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