H.S. Softball roundup: AHS makes school history, Randall cliches second place in 3-5A
Randall pitcher Heaven Moreno celebrates during the Lady Raiders 13-1 win against Caprock to claim second place out of District 3-5A at the CHS Softball Complex on Friday. [Ben Jenkins/ Press Pass Sports]
Just like the first meeting, Randall broke out the bats in a big way never allowing Caprock into the game to run away with a 13-1 run-rule win in a key District 3-5A clash at the CHS Softball Complex on Friday.
The Lady Raiders (16-11-1 overall) sweep the season series from the Lady Longhorns, but more importantly clinch the No. 2-seed out of the district at 7-3. Caprock (10-7 overall) and 6-4 in district. Caprock will be the No. 3-seed despite the loss winning a flip against Plainview (12-15, 6-4), which beat Palo Duro 21-3 on Friday.
Anberin O’Dell feasted on Lady Longhorn pitching leading Randall to its big win. The sophomore was a perfect 4-4 for at the plate delivering a 3-run homer in the top of the fourth, and a 2-run double in the top of the third. O’Dell finished with a game-high six RBIs in the game.
Those runs were more than enough for Heaven Moreno in the circle. Moreno baffled Caprock hitters scattering five hits over five innings, finishing with a pair of strikeouts.
Randall 13, Caprock 1
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Caprock 000 10x x — 1 5 2
Heaven Moreno and Desiree Hernandez. Jaelin Ornelas and Aliyiah Alaniz. W— Moreno. L— Ornelas. 2B— Randall: Brooke Alvarado, Anberlin O’Dell, Hernandez, L. Garcia. Caprock: Amyiah Alaniz. HR— Randall: O’Dell. Records: Randall 16-11-1, Caprock 10-7, 6-4.
AHS makes school history
Amarillo High made history Friday winning the programs first ever District 3-5A championship in shutout fashion, 11-0, against rival Tascosa at the AHS Softball Complex.
Head coach Ty Hoobler and his team finished 8-2 in district to claim the prestigious title and 13-9 overall. AHS will be the No. 1-seed heading into the postseason.
Tatem Pendergraft will go down as the pitcher of record that led the Lady Sandies to their first ever district title. Pendergraft was stellar through six innings of work allowing only three hits with four K’s.
The sophomore also went 1-3 at the plate with an RBI. Giving Pendergraft more offensive help was Amelia Tietz, who went 2-for-3 with a homer while driving in three runs.
Tascosa ends its season at 6-15, 2-8.
Amarillo High 11, Tascosa 0
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K. Whitehead and Rivera. Tatem Pendergraft and Bryce Budd. W— Pendergraft. L— Whitehead. 2B— Tascosa: Rivera. AHS: Paris Fox, Ryleigh Robertson, Pendergraft, Danae Lopez, Madison Forney. HR— AHS: Amelia Tietz. Records: Tascosa 6-15, 2-8; AHS 13-9, 8-2.
Hereford holds off Perryton
Upset minded Perryton gave Hereford a run, however, the Lady Whitefaces scratched across two late runs for a 14-12 home win Friday.
Hereford trailed 8-3 heading into the fourth before exploding for nine runs to go up 12-8. The Rangerettes battled back with a 4-run top of the sixth, tying it the game at 12-12. But in the bottom of the sixth the Lady Whitefaces took the lead for good when Xandria Liscano hustled home on a throwing error, followed by a key insurance run that plated Lexi Hernandez on another key Perryton error, giving Hereford the eventual game-winning runs.
Liscano finished with a double, a triple and an RBI. Teammate Neveah Coronado had a monster day hitting a pair of homers to drive in four RBIs.
Hereford (8-19 overall) currently sits third in the District 4-4A standings at 5-5. Perryton ends its season at 5-14, 0-10.
Hereford 14, Perryton 12
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Hereford 111 902 x — 14 13 8
Lauderos and Roberts. Alamos, Sturgeon (5) and K. Vallejo. W— Sturgeon. L— Lauderos. 2B— Perryton:Rivera. Hereford: Liscano, Hayes, B. Vallejo. 3B— Hereford: Liscano. HR— Hereford: Coronado 2, Hayes.Records: Perryton 5-14, 0-10; Hereford 8-19, 5-5.
Canyon, Pampa postponed
Canyon and Pampa were postponed due to inclement weather in Pampa on Friday.
The game was halted in the fourth inning tied, 0-0, due to heavy rain.
The contest will be resumed at 4 p.m. Monday afternoon.
Dumas sneaks past Borger
A Hopey Cortes two-run double was the difference for Dumas during a hard fought 8-7 home win against Borger on Friday night.
Dumas finishes the regular season as the No. 2-seed out of District 4-4A at 7-3, while Borger ends its year at 12-8, 3-7.
The Lady Bulldogs hung tough throughout the contest plating six runs in the top of the fourth to go up 6-3. The Demonettes chipped away at the lead, cutting the advantage to 6-5 after five innings. In the bottom of the sixth, Cortez came up clutch for Dumas with a go-ahead two-run double that put the Demonettes in front 7-6, and they’d never look back.
Cortez was stellar at the dish going 3-for-3 totaling five RBIs to lead Dumas.
Dumas 8, Borger 7
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Natalie Chisum and Tanley McDonald. Briana Vargas and Katie Contreras. W— Vargas. L— Chisum. 2B— Borger: Chisum, Raylee Jennings. Dumas: Hopey Cortes, Melaney Granados. 3B— Borger: Kenzie Nivens. Records: Borger 12-8, 3-7; Dumas 13-10, 7-3.
Bushland blanks Dalhart
The Bushland Lady Falcons finished off district in style thanks to a 14-0 blanking of Dalhart on the road Friday.
The Lady Falcons (22-2-1 overall) District 1-3A a perfect 9-0, and will be the No. 1-seed out of the league. Dalhart ends up as the third seed at 9-10, 4-5.
Joey Fowler continued her powerful ways homering for a fifth straight game giving her six long balls on the year. Fowler finished the day 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Jaycee Adams smashed two homers of her own and added four RBIs in the victory.
Bushland 14, Dalhart 0
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Dalhart 000 00x x — 0 2 5
Brenlee Adams and Avery Cena. Todd and Powers. W— Adams. L— Todd. 2B— Bushland: Jaycee Adams, Cochran. 3B— Bushland: A. Howell. HR— Bushland: J. Adams 2, B. Adams, Joey Fowler. Records: Bushland 22-2-1, 9-0; Dalhart 9-10, 4-5.
River Road rolls Canadian
River Road closed out the regular season by clinching second place out District 1-3A thanks to run-ruling Canadian 16-4 on Thursday in Canadian.
River Road finishes the regular season at 11-11 overall and 5-4 in district. Canadian ends the regular season at 3-21, 0-9.
Maribella Perez was lethal at the plate bombing two home runs in the victory for a total of five RBIs. Teammate Makanna Cooper added a 3-for-4 day with two runs driven in.
River Road 16, Canadian 4
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Canadian 000 31x x — 4 2 3
Shiyan Lozano, Mykaela Sharp and Makanna Cooper. Leah Moreno and Viviana Salas. W— Lozano. L— Moreno. 2B— RR: Cooper. 3B— RR: Lozano, Sharp, Morgan Shelburne. HR— RR: Maribella Perez 2, Cooper, Sharp. Records: River Road 11-11, 5-4; Canadian 3-21, 0-9.