Forget about it.
Don’t worry, just play your game.
That’s what Dawson’s Stormi Matthews did on Wednesday at the Scout.com regional National Showcase Softball Tournament at Northwood University in Cedar Hill, where a number of college scouts were on hand.
“Honestly, I wasn’t nervous,’’ said Matthews, who just finished her junior year at Dawson High School. “I was just kind of excited to play.’
Matthews, who was considered one of the top 40 outfielders in this region of the country by Scout.com., went 2-for-4 at the plate and made several good plays in the outfield in the tournament.
“I thought I would be nervous, but I told myself to just have fun and play my game and that there was no reason to be nervous,’’ Matthews said.
Matthews is coming off a big year at Dawson High School, where she hit .337. She was Dawson’s ace on the mound and had a 2.44 ERA with 78 strikeouts. She capped off her season by being named to the District 11-1A all-district first-team.
Matthews participated in a regional showcase for Scout.com in Flower Mound on March 30, and based on her performance at that event she was invited to this week’s national showcase in Cedar Hill.
“I was exited and honored to get invited to play,’’ Matthews said. “There was quite a bit of pressure because there were a lot of talented girls out there. But the better the competition, the better I feel I can play. It makes you play harder.’’
She came away with a new perspective.
“The whole experience was good,’’ she said. “Just seeing the other girls. It helps my confidence that I can play at the collegiate level, which is what I want to do. It helps me better myself.’’
CG Baseball/Softball: Roundup
Mildred's softball team and Wortham's baseball teams both win.
CHS Basketball: Two Tigers make All-District first team
Corsicana’s Tigers capped off an emotion season in which they finished in a tie for third and then battled for a playoff spot by placing two players on the District 16-4A All-District first team and three more on the second team as postseason honors were announced.
CHS tennis: Tigers playing well as they host tournament
Corsicana High’s rich and storied tradition in tennis is in good shape as the Tigers have made strides during the spring tennis season.
The Tigers, who have played well this spring, will be the hosts to one of the top tournaments of the spring on Friday when 16 schools and 256 players will compete in the Corsicana Spring Break Slam.
Frost's Blenden leaves for AD job in Valley Mills
Frost football and basketball coach Eric Blenden is leaving school for job at Valley Mills High School.
Region XIV Tournament: Navarro's season ends with first-round loss to Angelina
The Bulldogs were stunned by Angelina in the opening round of the Region XIV Men’s Basketball Tournament at Tyler Junior College’s Wagstaff Gym, where Navarro’s season ended in a 82-76 loss to the Roadrunners, who are the No. 12 seed in the tournament.
GC Boys Basketball: District 18-1A DI: All-District team
Wortham's Brian Coffman is named Coach of the Year, Kerens' Nate Betts is MVP of 18-1A DI.
GC Basketball: Kerens dominates 18-1A DI girls All-District team
The Kerens LadyCats, who went undefeated in district, dominated the District 18-1A DI All-District girls basketball team that was announced Tuesday.
Not only did Denise Lincoln win the Coach of the Year but Breanna Baxter was named the district MVP and Marqueshia Kelly was the district’s Defensive MVP.
Youth Sports: Mildred Baseball/Softball registration is this weekend
The Mildred Youth Baseball/Softball Association will be signing up players for the upcoming season from 10:00 a.m. through noon on Saturday and from 3:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. on Sunday in the Lane Gym foyer at Mildred High School.
GC Basketball: Frost earns postseason honors on boys 19-1A All-District team
The Frost Polar Bears, who made a deep run in the Class 1A DII playoffs before losing in the regional quarterfinals, were well represented on the District 19-1A boys All-District basketball team that was announced this week.
Not only did three of Frost’s five starters make the first team, but freshman Kobe Hailey was named the Newcomer of the Year.
GC Baseball/Softball: Weekend Roundup -- Dawson wins Frankston Tournament
Dawson’s softball team won the Frankston Maiden Softball Tournament over the weekend with a 5-1 tournament record. The Lady Bulldogs opened on Thursday by beating Martin’s Mill 11-0 and Overton, 9-1, before losing to Neches 7-0.
But Dawson bounced back and beat Frankston 3-0 on Thursday and came back on Saturday for the final two games. Dawson defeated Overton 11-1 in the semifinals before meeting Neches in the final. Dawson won the title game, 9-0.
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