From Staff Reports

For the first time in program history, the Wortham softball team is headed for the playoffs.

The Lady Bulldogs sealed it off with a 7-4 road victory over Dawson Friday night that completed a season sweep of their Golden Circle nemesis.

Wortham jumped out to a 5-0 lead after three innings and hung on to claim victory. Amber Reece (6-6) recorded the win on the mound and struck out four, while Nikki Pinkert took the loss for Dawson.

Amber Hogan went 2-for-3, Courtney Reece went 2-for-4 and Amber Reece went 1-for-3 to lead Wortham’s bats.

Laura Suaste went 2-for-4 and Adrienne Murray went 3-for-4 for Dawson.

Wortham moves to 10-9 overall and 5-2 in district, while Dawson drops to 3-3 in 17-1A play.

District 14-2A

Blooming Grove 16, Dallas Life 0

Alyssa Campbell struck out six and Blooming Grove closed the deal early in a 16-0 win over Dallas Life Friday night.

Johnna Smith went 2-for-3 and Danika Herod went 1-for-2 to lead the Lady Lions’ bats.

Blooming Grove improves to 15-8 overall and 5-2 in district play, while Dallas Life drops to 0-7 in 14-2A play.


Rice 12, Bremond 3

Brittney Allen struck out 11 batters and improved to 15-2-1 on the season after leading Rice to a 12-3 non-district victory over Bremond.

Allen also went 3-for-5 at the plate, while Brennan Farley and Lacy Wyatt each went 2-for-3 and Danielle Marshall and Anna Hernandez each went 2-for-4.

Rice improves to 18-3-1 on the season.


District 12-1A

Frost 11, Covington 1 (6)

Frost scored four runs in the third and fifth innings, respectively, to spur an 11-1 run-rule victory over Covington Friday night.

Chris Elmore (4-3) picked up the pitching win after striking out seven batters. Samuel Stroder led the charge at the plate by going 3-for-3, while Colby Reynolds went 2-for-4.

The victory clinched the Polar Bears’ first playoff appearance since 1998.

District 21-2A

Malakoff 16, Kerens 6 (6)

Kerens committed nine errors en route to a 16-6 loss to Hwy. 31 rival Malakoff Friday night.

Coy Lancaster (3-4) took the pitching loss, despite going 1-for-3 with a home run. Kerens drops to 8-7 overall and 3-4 in district, while Malakoff moves to 4-3 in 21-2A.

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