Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas


March 22, 2013

NJCAA Softball: Navarro 2, Kilgore 1 (10 innings)

Marshburn's single wins it 2-1 for Lady Bulldogs

Corsicana — Jessica Karenke wasn't about to stop waving her right hand around and around in the 10th inning of Friday's game against Kilgore.

Navarro finally got the breakthrough hit it needed, as Jess Marshburn slapped a single into left field. Tealy Faraquhar came steaming around third base and Karenke risked it, sending her home. It worked out, as Farquhar slid in head first for a 2-1 extra-inning victory over Kilgore in Game 1 of Friday's doubleheader.

It turned out to be the right decision by Karenke as Farquhar was able to get her left hand in under the tag of Kilgore catcher Heather Dunn. In a tie game with one of Navarro's best hitters up, and another game to play, it was the perfect time to take a gamble.

"Jess is a tough competitor in the batter's box," Karenke said. "It doesn't matter the count. And I wasn't about to stop Tealy. That was a big hit and a big win."

Navarro (19-13) improved to 5-2 in conference play pending Friday's second game of the doubleheader. Kilgore (15-24) dropped to 3-2 in conference.

The Lady Bulldogs rallied from a 1-0 deficit to force extra innings. They tied the game in the bottom of the fifth. Marshburn had a two-out double to right-center field to give Navarro new life.

Navarro's defense -- and good work by relief pitcher Camrie Helm --kept the Lady Bulldogs in position for Marshburn's late-game heroics. Helm retired 12 straight batters from the sixth to the ninth innings, getting six ground-ball outs.

"Our pitchers worked out of jams and we played great defense," Karenke said. "Our defense was superb."

Helm worked around an error in the top of the 10th, setting up the game-winning rally.

Farqurar reached on an error to start the bottom of the 10th and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt. After Kilgore pitcher Jessica Simon notched a strikeout for the second out, Marshburn worked a 1-2 count before lining a fastball between shortstop and third base.

The rest came down to the waving arm of Karenke and the hustle of Farquhar.

Navarro 2,

Kilgore 1 (10 innings)

Kilgore  100  000  000  0 -- 1  6  1

Navarro 000  010  000  1 -- 2  4  1

WP -- Camrie Helm

LP -- Jessica Simon

Top hitters -- Kilgore: Laura Martinez 3-5 (2B, run), Tricia Hock 2-4 (2B), Heather Dunn 1-5 (RBI); Navarro: Jess Marshburn 2-4 (2B, 2 RBIs, run), Jade Havard 1-4 (2B), Daniele Nash 1-3.

Records -- Kilgore 15-24, 3-2; Navarro 19-13, 5-2.


Text Only
  • Area schedule for the week

    Here's a look at this week's schedule for Golden Ciircle teams and Navarro College. The schedule does not include upcoming bi-district playoff games in softball because times and sites have yet to be determined.

    April 18, 2014

  • BG baseball GC Baseball/Softball: Blooming Grove sweeps Rice in baseball and softball

    Blooming Grove's Lions needed this one.
    Heck, they need all of them.
    That's where they're living today on the Blooming Grove diamond, where everyone knew going into Friday's game with Rice that the Lions need to win their final three games to have a chance of nailing down the final playoff spot in District 23-2A.
    One down, two to go.
    “It's in our hands,'' said Blooming Grove Coach Matt Anderson moments after his kids beat Rice 8-0 Friday night. “As long as we take care of our business we'll be fine.''

    April 18, 2014 2 Photos

  • GC Softball/Baseball Roundup: Frost girls win district title

    Frost's Lady Polar Bears needed to win to nail down the district title and they never trailed, jumping out to a 7-0 lead en route to an 11-7 clinching victory over Itasca Friday on the road. They wrapped up their second district title in a row with a 9-1 record and enter the playoffs next week at 13-1.

    April 18, 2014

  • CHS Baseball/Softball: Whitehouse sweeps Tigers in baseball and softball

    The Tigers lost a tough game to Whitehouse, 11-3 as the Wildcats' ace, Pat Mahomes, who went four innings and gave up all three runs on two hits and five walks

    April 18, 2014

  • GC Basketball/Baseball: Mildred's Connor Hill sees life clearly

    There was never any doubt for Connor Hill, never any question about what he would do or how he would do it.
    Sure, there was that meeting with his mother and father and talks with the doctor when he was 10, talks and meetings that came accompanied with worry and concern.
    But never from Connor.
    He just never dwelled on the fact he played sports with one eye. He didn't worry or talk about it when he was 10 and he never talked about it at Mildred High, where Hill emerged as a star on the basketball court and baseball diamond.

    April 18, 2014

  • Frost Lady Polar Bears Area Champions.jpg GC Track & Field: Roundup — Frost girls win area meet

    The Frost Lady Polar Bears made a shambles of their district track & field meet last week, scoring 206 points, and they were dominate again in the area meet Thursday, scoring 162 points to win the meet at Blooming Grove.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • RON MORGAN.jpg Morgan:The new endangered species

    Am I just that old, or have amateur athletics gone absolutely nuts these days? On second thought, don’t answer that unless it’s yes to the nuts part.
    High School and college basketball are on the verge of being totally ruined by AAU basketball. Top roundball prospects are identified by the junior high level if not earlier.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • GC Track & Field: Area meet Roundup

    Corsicana's Gilfillan wins 4A area pole vault title; Frost girls win 1A area team title, Frost boys finish second

    April 17, 2014

  • GC Baseball: Mildred falls to Riesel, 9-0, on the road

    Mildred managed a hit and struck out 12 times in a 9-0 loss on the road that could have given the Eagles some cushion in the 23-2A standings. They are now 5-6 with a game at league-leading Teague Tuesday.

    April 17, 2014

  • 4-18-14Roman.jpg CHS Soccer: Tigers boys and girls top off season with strong showing on All-District teams

    That tough and gutsy style of play sent both the boys and girls teams into the playoffs and on Thursday the Tigers were rewarded again for their fine seasons as two boys won special honors,four boys were named to the All-District first team and two girls earned first-team honors.
    Michael Roman, who did a little of everything — and did it well — was named the District 28-4A Utility Player of the Year, and sophomore defender Jesus Barreto was named the district's Newcomer of the Year.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo