Softball Roundup — Lady Jackets rout North; Collinsville locks up postseason spot
Ashlinn Hamilton threw a one-hitter with a pair of strikeouts and was 2-for-4 with a double, three RBI and scored twice as Denison remained tied for third place with a 12-0 victory in four innings against McKinney North in District 10-5A action.
Camryn Nixon was 2-for-2 with a double, walked, drove in a run and scored twice, Madison Carter singled, walked twice drove in a run and scored twice, Hannah Grinspan singled, drove in two and scored, Katelynn Martinez doubled and drove in a pair and Jewel Hiberd doubled, walked and scored twice for Denison (14-9, 7-4), which stayed even with The Colony going into the final three games of the regular season.
The Lady Jackets, who play at co-district leader Rock Hill on Friday, can clinch a playoff spot with one more win and one more Wylie East loss.
Lovejoy 12, Sherman 0 (4)
In Lucas, Marissa Wells singled during Sherman’s loss against co-district leader Lovejoy.
Ally Baker also had a hit while Natalie Rodriguez and Lauren Whitmire walked for Sherman (6-17, 2-9), which hosts The Colony on Friday.
Lovejoy (22-8, 10-1), which is tied with Prosper Rock Hill in first place, clinched a playoff spot with the win.
Van Alstyne 2, Aubrey 1
In Aubrey, Kelsie Adams scattered five hits and struck out nine with no walks as third-place Van Alstyne defeated second-place Aubrey in district action.
Sydney Sullivan and Tess Cutler each singled and drove in runs and Paige Scarbro walked and scored for Van Alstyne (12-4, 6-3), which can clinch a playoff spot with a win when it hosts Anna on Friday.
Kate Fetters was 2-for-3 to lead Aubrey (15-5, 7-3), which is now a half-game in front of both VA and Celina.
Whitewright 8, Bonham 0
In Bonham, Kyleigh Clements was 3-for-4 and a triple shy of the cycle with four RBI and scored twice as Whitewright moved into a third-place tie with Bonham after beating the Lady Warriors.
Madie Rohre and Hayden Thompson combined on a three-hitter with Rohre also going 2-for-4 with two RBI, Kiley Anderson was 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and scored, Makayla Alexander was 2-for-4, drove in a run and scored twice, Natalie Alexander singled, walked twice and scored, Abreanna Smith doubled, walked and scored and Gracie Robinson doubled and drove in a run for Whitewright (18-4, 8-3), which can clinch a playoff spot with a win at home against second-place Gunter on Friday.
Chyrsi Hemby, Aisly Andrew and Cameron Person doubled for Bonham (16-6, 8-3), which can clinch a playoff spot with a win at Leonard on Friday.
Bells 3, Pottsboro 0
In Bells, Alexis Tanguma threw a two-hitter with 11 strikeouts and no walks and also drove in a run as first-place Bells defeated Pottsboro in district action.
Gabby Smith tripled, drove in a run and scored, Mia Moore tripled and scored and Chloe Russum singled, walked and scored for Bells (18-5, 10-1), which can clinch at least a share of the district title with a win at Howe on Friday.
Kayci Shiltz and Kara Nuemann singled for Pottsboro (5-13, 3-8), which hosts Blue Ridge on Saturday.
Blue Ridge 15, Howe 9
In Blue Ridge, Emery Snapp was 2-for-3 with a triple, three RBI and scored during Howe’s district loss to Blue Ridge.
Hannah Dwyer was 2-for-5 with a double and scored, Katelyn Fuhr doubled, walked and scored, Micaiah Franklin walked and scored twice and Ryleigh Craven singled, walked, drove in a run and scored for Howe (3-12, 1-10), which hosts Bells on Friday.
Tioga 16, Alvord 5 (5)
In Alvord, Kelsee Vandagriff was 3-for-4 with two doubles, four RBI and scored twice as Tioga run-ruled Alvord in district action.
Ainsley Denham was 2-for-2 with a double, walked twice, drove in two and scored four times, Shelby Derzapf was 2-for-2, walked twice, drove in a run and scored three times, Bekah Wineberg homered, walked three times and scored three times, Taylor Roberts singled, walked twice, drove in a pair and scored and Katie Houk drove in two runs for Tioga (5-8, 2-6), which travels to Muenster on Friday.
Collinsville 21, Lindsay 10 (6)
In Collinsville, Abby Martin went 3-for-4 with three doubles, five RBI and scored twice as the third-place Lady Pirates clinched a playoff spot with a victory against first-place Lindsay in district action.
Addisyn McDonnell was 2-for-3 with a double, triple, walked, drove in three and scored thee times, Haidyn Bryson was 2-for-4, walked, drove in three and scored three times, Audrey Miller was 3-for-5 and scored twice, Katie Johnson was 2-for-4 with a double, walked, drove in a run and scored twice, Devyn Elvington singled, walked three times and scored four times and Bella Hall singled, walked three times, drove in a run and scored three times for Collinsville (13-7, 7-3), which has the district bye on Friday before playing at Alvord on Tuesday.