H.S. Softball roundup: Caprock, Randall roll; Canyon, Pampa, Bushland get wins
Caprock’s Aubri Hernandez rounds first base on her way for a double against Tascosa in a District 3-5A matchup at the THS Softball Complex on Tuesday. [Ben Jenkins/ Press Pass Sports]
Caprock opens district in big way
Caprock opened the District 3-5A portion of the schedule up in a big way nabbing an 11-1 run-rule victory against Tascosa at the THS Softball Complex on Tuesday.
Lady Longhorns pitcher Jaelin Ornelas (5-2) was lights out in the circle going all five innings, allowing one run, scattering three hits while striking out five. At the plate, Daisy Fuentes went 2-for-3 with four RBIs including 3-run homer in the top of the third. Aubrianna Hernandez was a perfect 3-for-3, hitting her fourth home run on the year and driving in a pair of runs.
Caprock moves to 1-0 in district and 5-4 overall. Tascosa falls to 4-8, 0-1.
Caprock 11, Tascosa 1
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Aliyiah Alaniz and Jaelin Ornelas. Kilee Whitehead and Muriah Rivera. W— Ornelas (5-2). L— Whitehead. 2B— Caprock: Daisy Fuentes, Ornelas, Aubrianna Hernandez. HR— Caprock: Fuentes 1 (1), Hernandez 1 (4), Zoriana Serna 1 (1). Records: Caprock 5-4, 1-0; Tascosa 4-8, 0-1.
Randall routes Palo Duro
Randall jumped out to a huge lead and never looked back by blanking Palo Duro 39-0 in a District 3-5A opener at the PDHS Softball Complex
Jacelyn Cornwell hit a pair of homers and added five RBIs.
Heavan Moreno and Leah Garcia each went 5-for-7 at the dish. Moreno drove in six runs, while Garcia had five RBIs with two doubles.
Randall improves to 10-8-1 overall and 1-0 in district. Palo Duro falls to 0-6, 0-1.
Randall 39, Palo Duro 0
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Berkley Browder, Riley Mills (3) and Maliya Martinez. W— Browder (1-0). 2B— Randall: Lauren Garcia 2, Desiree Hernandez 3, Leah Garcia 2, Heaven Moreno. 3B— Randall: Hope Soria. HR— Randall: Jacelyn Corwnell, 2 (4), Anberlin O’Dell 1 (6), Soria 1 (1), Lauren Garcia 1 (7). Records: Randall 10-8-1, 1-0; Palo Duro 0-6, 0-1.
AHS rolls over Plainview
Amarillo High picked up five runs in the first two innings on its way to an 11-0 run-rule of Plainview to open District 3-5A in Plainview on Tuesday night.
The Lady Sandies are now 6-7 overall but more importantly 1-0 in league play. Plainview falls to 7-12, 0-1.
Danae Lopez threw a gem in the circle for AHS tossing all five shutout innings, giving up only four hits, and tallying eight K’s.
Leadoff hitter and shortstop Tatem Pendergraft torched Lady Bulldogs pitching going a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate for two RBIs, including a triple and a home run. It was her fourth long ball on the year.
Amarillo High 11, Plainview 0
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Danae Lopez and Ryleigh Robertson. W— Lopez (5-3). 2B— AHS: Amelia Tietz, Bryce Budd,
Kylee Landsbury, Lopez. 3B— AHS: Tatem Pendergraft. HR— AHS: Pendergraft 1 (4). Records: Amarillo High 6-7, 1-0; Plainview 7-12, 1-0.
Canyon run-rules Hereford
The Canyon Lady Eagles scored nine runs in the middle innings that helped pull away from Hereford in a 12-1 win in a District 4-4A opener Tuesday in Hereford.
Kylie Knowles (5-1) was stellar in the circle for Canyon going all five innings, allowing a run, only five hits with five K’s.
Danielle Burns was 2-for-3 on the day with three RBIs. Teammate Lia Gutierrez was also 2-for-3 with four RBIs, and hit her fourth home run on the season.
The Lady Eagles advance to 7-7-2 overall and 1-0 in district. Hereford drops to 3-15, 0-1.
Canyon 12, Hereford 1
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Kylie Knowles and Maison Guerra Tori Alamos, Aubriana Sturgeon and Kayla Vallejo. W— Knowles (5-1). L— Alamos. 2B— Canyon: Berkley Bradley, Kaylie Davis. Hereford: Hayes. HR— Canyon: Lia Gutierrez 1 (4), Isabel Padilla 1 (4). Records: Canyon 7-7-2, 1-0; Hereford 3-15, 0-1.
Pampa shuts down Dumas
A huge sixth inning led to a Pampa 10-0 run-rule win against Dumas in a District 4-4A opener on Tuesday in Dumas.
Leading 1-0 in a very close ballgame, the Lady Harvesters broke things open thanks to a 9-run top of the sixth inning to pull away.
Pampa is now 1-0 in district and 8-3-1 overall. Dumas drops to 6-8, 0-1.
Kynleigh Kirby handcuffed the Demonettes in six scoreless innings, scattering two hits, and piling up seven strikeouts.
Jasmin Hanen led the offense going 2-for-3 with three RBIs.
Pampa 10, Dumas 0
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Kynleigh Kirby and Jasmin Hanen. Briana Vargas and Katie Contreras. W— Kirby. L— Vargas. 2B— Pampa: Sydney Larkin. Dumas: Melany Granados. 3B— Pampa: Makenzie Anguiano, Hanen. Records: Pampa 8-3-1, 1-0; Dumas 6-8, 0-1.
Bushland soars past River Road
Great pitching and fantastic hitting was the difference for Bushland during a 29-0 blanking of rival River Road in a District 1-3A opener at River Road on Tuesday.
Lady Falcons pitcher Jillian Howell did it all in the victory. In the circle, Howell tossed all five shutout innings racking up eight strikeouts, and allowed only two hits. At the plate, Howell was equally effective delivering a home run and a double. Teammate Jaycee Adams slammed three home runs to give her four on the season, and drove in five RBIs.
Bushland is now 15-2 overall and 1-0 in district. River Road falls to 6-9, 0-1.
Bushland 29, River Road 0
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Jilli Howell and Avery Sena. Mykaela Sharp, Makanna Cooper (5) and Maribella Perez. W— Howell (4-0). L— Sharp. 2B: Bushland: Brylee Adams, Avery Sena, Chloe Shelton, Howell, Sydney Stewart. 3B— Bushland: Sena, Corley Carr. HR— Bushland: Jaycee Adams 3, Howell 2, L Liz Wallace, Stewart. Records: Bushland 15-2-1, 1-0; River Road 6-9, 0-1.
Dalhart out slugs Canadian
Dalhart held off Canadian in a wild District 1-3A opener with a 27-23 slugfest victory in Canadian on Tuesday.
Molly Lockhart of Dalhart was dynamic leading the way with seven RBIs on a 5-for-6 performance at the dish, adding a pair of doubles. Teammate Caryse Guerrero was also clutch going 3-for-4 with double, and a home run.
The loss spoiled a big afternoon for Lady Cat leadoff hitter Ashleigh Rowden. Rowden tallied a 4-for-6 performance at the plate with six RBIs.
The Lady Wolves are now 5-5 overall and 1-0 in district. Canadian drops to 3-13, 0-1.
Dalhart 27, Canadian 23
Dalhart 056 561 4 — 27 19 2
Canadian 119 223 5 — 23 16 7
Rhiana Todd and Mackenzie Powers. Leah Moreno and Viviana Salas. W— Todd. L— Moreno. 2B— Dalhart: Pedraza, Lockhart 2, Caryse Guerrero. Canadian: Ashleigh Rowden, Miranda Nunez. HR— Dalhart:Guerrero 1.
Records: Dalhart 5-5, 1-0; Canadian 3-13, 1-0.