H.S. Softball roundup: Canyon holds off Pampa; Randall tops Caprock
Canyon’s Kylie Knowles delivers a pitch against Pampa during a District 4-4A clash at Conner Park in Canyon on Tuesday evening. [Ben Jenkins/ Press Pass Sports]
Canyon made two first inning runs stand up to hold off Pampa 2-1 in a pitchers duel for a key District 4-4A win Tuesday at Conner Park in Canyon.
The Lady Eagles did their scoring all in the first inning. Mikaela Gilliland brought home the games first run with a triple to bring in Isabel Padilla putting Canyon up 1-0. Moments later Berkley Bradley singled up the middle that plated Gilliland extending the advantage to, 2-0.
Pampa rallied in the top of the seventh with a run scoring RBI from Mackenzie Anguiano, cutting the lead, 2-1, however, Canyon hurler Kylie Knowles got out of the jam with a strikeout and pop fly out to end the game.
Knowles (10-5) was stellar in the circle for the Lady Eagles throwing all seven innings, allowing three hits, a run, and totaling 12 strikeouts.
Lady Harvester pitcher Hallie Hawthorne was also strong going 4 2/3 innings, giving up five hits with three strikeouts.
Canyon (11-7-2) takes a strong grip on first place in district thanks to a perfect 5-0 mark. Pampa falls to 10-5-1, 3-2.
Canyon 2, Pampa 1
Pampa 000 000 1 — 1 3 0
Canyon 200 000 x — 2 5 3
Hallie Hawthorne, Kynleigh Kirby (5), J. Martinez (6) and Jasmine Hanen. Kylie Knowles and Maison Guerra. W— Knowles (10-5). L— Hawthorne. 2B— Pampa: Kirby, Makenzie Anguiano. 3B— Canyon: Mikaela Gilliland.Records: Pampa 10-5-1, 3-2; Canyon 11-7-2, 5-0.
Dumas downs Borger in extra’s
The Dumas Demonettes picked up four runs in the top of the eighth that was more than enough for a hard fought 10-6 win on the road at Borger on Tuesday night.
With the game tied at 6-6 after seven innings, the Demonettes brought out the bats in the top of the eighth.
Melany Granados doubled to bring in a run, followed by a 2-RBI double by Galy Davila that made the difference.
Briana Vargas threw all eight innings to get the victory.
Tanley McDonald was highlight for the Lady Bulldogs with a pair of doubles with two RBIs.
Dumas improves to 9-9 overall and 3-2 in district. Borger falls to 10-5, 1-4.
Dumas 10, Borger 6 (8)
Dumas 104 001 04 — 10 10 3
Borger 002 012 10 — 6 10 2
Natalie Chisum and Tanley McDonald. Briana Vargas and Katie Velasquez. W— Vargas. L— Chisum. 2B— Dumas: Cami Velasquez, Galy Davila, Hopey Cortes, Candy Contreras, Melaney Granados 2. Borger: McDonald 2, Raylee Jennings, Chisum. Records: Dumas 9-9, 3-2; Borger 10-5, 1-4.
Hereford pummels Perryton
Hereford scored 19 runs in the first three innings and never looked back for a 27-4 run-rule win at Perryton on Tuesday.
Hereford has now won three District 4-4A games moving to 3-2 in league play and 6-16 overall. Perryton drops to 5-8, 0-5.
Lady Whiteface first baseman Bonnie Vallejo torched Rangerette pitching going 4-for-6 at the plate with three doubles, driving in six RBIs on the afternoon. Teammate Alyssa Mireles added a 2-for-5 performance with three RBIs.
Hereford 27, Perryton 4
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Perryton 002 20x x — 4 1 15
Tori Almos, Aubrianna Sturgeon (3) and Kayla Vallejo. Lauderos and Roberts. W— Almos. L— Lauderos. 2B— Hereford: Bonnie Vallejo, K. Vallejo, Madisyn Valdez. Records: Hereford Hereford 6-16, 3-2; Perryton 5-8, 0-5.
Randall rolls over Caprock
In a key District 3-5A clash, Randall used its bats to gain a 10-4 win against rival Caprock on Monday afternoon at the Lady Raiders Softball Complex.
At the halfway mark of district play, Randall (13-9-1 overall) stays in a first place tie in the league standings at 4-1 with Amarillo High. Caprock (7-6) falls a game back at 3-2.
The Lady Raiders opened the scoring by plating two runs in the first, added a three-run inning in the fourth, and closed the game out by scoring four runs in the bottom of the sixth.
Heaven Moreno highlighted the afternoon for the Lady Raiders going 3-for-4 at the plate with two doubles, tacking on a game-high four RBIs.
Moreno also went the distance in the circle tossing all seven innings, allowing four earned runs with nine strikeouts.
Caprock’s Aliyah Alaniz went 2-for-4 with a solo home run.
Randall 10, Caprock 4
Caprock 100 210 0 — 4 9 6
Randall 201 304 x — 10 11 0
Jaelin Ornelas and Aliyiah Alaniz. Heaven Moreno and Desiree Hernandez. W— Moreno. L— Ornelas. 2B— Caprock: Aubrianna Hernandez, Kiera Chavez, Daisy Fuentes. Randall: Moreno 2, Hernandez. HR— Caprock: Aliyiah Alaniz, Amyiah Alaniz. Records: Caprock 7-6, 3-2; Randall 13-9-1, 4-1.
AHS run-rules Tascosa
Danae Lopez put on a career offensive performance that led Amarillo High to a convincing 21-1 run-rule rout of crosstown rival Tascosa on Monday afternoon at the Lady Rebels Softball Complex.
Lopez, a freshman who had yet to hit a homer all season, crushed three home runs on a 4-for-5 outing, driving in a game-high six RBIs.
Teammate Tatem Pentagraft was steady in the circle working all five innings, allowing an earned run, scattering four hits, while racking up eight strikeouts.
Tessia Guzman added to the victory going 3-for-4 including a long ball of her own, a double, and driving in three runs.
The Lady Sandies (9-8) stay in a first place tie with Randall in the district chase. Tascosa drops to 5-11, 1-4.
Amarillo High 21, Tascosa 1
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Tascosa 001 00x x — 1 4 2
Tatem Pendagraft and Bryce Budd. Kilee Whiteheaed, Enriquez (2) and Muriah Rivera. W— Pendagraft. L— Whitehead. 2B— Tascosa: Preslee Shelton, Rivera. AHS: Budd, Pendagraft, Danae Lopez, Tessia Guzman. HR— AHS: Lopez 3, Budd, Guzman. Records: AHS 9-8, 4-1; Tascosa 5-11, 1-4.
Plainview no-hits Palo Duro
Sammy Briones and Madison Martinez both combined on a five-inning no-hitter as the Lady Bulldogs blanked Palo Duro, 11-0, at home Monday night.
Briones handcuffed Lady Don hitters, throwing four scoreless innings without allowing a run, and rolling up 10 K’s. Martinez worked a scoreless fifth by striking out all three hitters she faced.
Offensively, Martinez even drove home two runs on two triples in the contest.
Plainview moves to 9-14 overall, and 2-3 in district. Palo Duro is now 1-9, 1-4.
Palo Duro 000 00x x — 0 0 3
Plainview 025 13x x — 11 7 0
Lopez and Ramos. Sammy Briones, Madison Martinez (5) and Aaleah Rodriguez. W— Briones. L— Lopez. 2B— Plainview: Mikayla Carillo, Erika Medina, Rodriguez. 3B— Plainview: Martinez 2. Records: Palo Duro 1-9, 1-4; Plainview 9-14, 2-3.