Monday, April 5, 2010

High School Catch-up

Thought I would update a few high school games during the past week or two. MC Elite Gold is certainly proud of what our players have accomplished and eagerly await following their next exploits....

Willis 5, Huntsville 4

Jaycee Patrick had an eight inning base hit to give the Ladykats a two run lead at the time and enough room to pull off a 5-4 win over Huntsville.

The Ladykats move to 6-1 in District 18-4A play with the win and remain tied for first place.

“We were a little flat,” Willis coach Stephanie Shelly said. “I guess that was to be expected after our big win against Montgomery. We just didn’t play as well as we were capable of.”

Sarah Debrow got the win for Willis going the distance while striking out 12 batters.

Chloe Davis and Candace Luna both had two hits in the game.

Willis will return to action when the Ladykats travel to play West Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Magnolia 2, West 1

Reggie Harrison hit a walk off single in the seventh inning to give Magnolia a 2-1 win over cross-town rival Magnolia West.

The win improves the Lady Bulldogs to 5-2 in District 18-4A play.

Katy Adair got the win for Magnolia pitching a complete game while Taylor Yancy took the loss for West

The Baytown Sun
Published March 31, 2010

The Crosby softball team saved its best for last when it hosted Goose Creek Memorial Tuesday night. The Lady Cougars won 2-1 over the Lady Patriots, and scored both of their runs in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Pitcher Danielle Danek got the win for the night with 11 strikeouts and Taylor Core gets credit for the save.

Kristin Acrey had two doubles to center field to lead the team in hits.

Each team had four hits on the night.

The first run of the night was scored in the top of the third inning by the Lady Patriots after Abby Bogie doubled to center and tagged up two batters later to earn the team’s first run, and take a 1-0 lead.

Going into the bottom of the sixth inning, Crosby coach Karen Tallant told her team, “It’s now or never.”

That’s where the Lady Cougars came alive.

Becky Guillory singled, then stole second before Reneshia Shepherd’s single brought Guillory home to tie the game up 1-1.

A double from Hayley Alexander brought Shepherd home to take the 2-1 lead.

“That was a big hit by Hayley” Tallant said. “She was getting impatient and I think she was due a big play like that.”

As for waiting until the last inning to score, Tallant said that’s nothing she hasn’t seen from her team before.

“We did that same exact thing Friday against Kingwood Park,” she said.

The Lady Cougars stand in first place in district 19-4A with an overall record of 14-3 and a district record of 7-0 and the Lady Patriots now hold a record of 4-3 in district play.

“This was a big win and we knew it was going to be a tough game,” Tallant said. “We can’t let anybody sneak up on us, but whenever you’re in first place, everybody wants to beat you so they can say they took down the top dog. We just have to find ways to scratch in some wins.

The No. 25 state-ranked Magnolia Lady Bulldogs had all things working Tuesday night in a 13-0, five-inning run rule home victory over Waller.

Magnolia, 6-2 in 18-4A, got a strong effort on the mound from winning pitcher
Katy Adair who went all five innings, striking out 10 and walking one. Jill Loukanis took the loss for Waller (0-8 in district).

At the plate Ariel Hovis had a big night, going 3 for 3 with a solo homer, her first of the season, two doubles and five RBI. Also for the Lady Bulldogs, Victoria Birdwell was 2 for 3 with a double, Courtney Kuehn was 1 for 3 with a double, Reggie Harrison was 2 for 4 with a double and three RBI, Adair was 2 for 4 with an RBI, Kassi Mushinski was 1 for 3 with a triple and two RBI, Kaci Hoskins was 1 for 2 and Kendra Sancet 1 for 2 with a double.

Magnolia plays again Thursday at Willis at 7 p.m.

The No. 7 state-ranked Willis Ladykats moved to 7-1 in 18-4A play with a 5-4 victory at Magnolia West Tuesday night.

Sarah Debrow got the victory.

The Ladykats scored a run in the first when Katelyn Bates singled, moved to second on an error, was sacrificed by Baylie Wilson and scored on Rachel McCrary’s fielder’s choice.

Willis added three in the second when McCrary had a two-RBI double and Chloe Davis an RBI-single after Ambyr Willhoite, Bates and Wilson had all singled.

The Ladykats scored their final run in the fifth on Jacie Patrick’s RBI single after Candace Luna’s double.

“We were lucky to get out of there with a win,” Willis coach Stephanie Shelly said. “Magnolia West hit the ball really well. At this point we’ll take any win we can get. We’ve done a great job in the first half of district. We just need to finish.”

The high state ranking is the first for Willis.

“It’s a great honor,” Shelly said. “We’ve never been there before. Now we’ll find out what we’re made of. We’ll have a target. Everybody will be gunning for us now. That’s fine. We need to step up. If we’re going to be ranked that high we need to play like that.”

No. 25 state-ranked Magnolia, 6-2 in district, is at Willis Thursday at 7 p.m.

The Woodlands Lady Highlanders remain undefeated (8-0) in district play and move to 25-1 over all after defeating Conroe 11-1 Tuesday.

Liz Arana led TWHS at the plate with a homerun. Faith Bohack, Jessica Snyder and Kayla Prater each had one double.

Paige McDuffee, tossing a one-hitter, picked up the win on the mound while Meghan Depugh took the loss for Conroe.

“We’ve always played real close games with Conroe,” TWHS coach Richard Jorgensen said. “The last game was 2-1 at our place. We just came out hitting the ball really well. The last three games we’ve run-ruled our opponents. All the girls are hitting the ball really well.”

The Woodlands will play at Lufkin at 6 p.m. Thursday.

WILLIS – A new bout of confidence seemed to accompany a new state ranking for the Willis Ladykats as they defeated the No. 25 state-ranked Magnolia Lady Bulldogs Friday night.

The No. 7 state-ranked Ladykats, 8-1 in league play, shut out Magnolia 4-0 at home. At their last meeting earlier in district play Magnolia defeated Willis 2-0, giving the Ladykats their only loss thus far in district.

“We felt like we had something to prove tonight,” Willis head coach Stephanie Shelly said. “A lot of good things are happening for us and winning tonight was definitely one of our goals.”

The Ladykats set the game’s pace in the first inning allowing only four Magnolia batters to hit in the top of the inning and scoring in the bottom off a solo homer by Willis shortstop Rachel McCrary.

Winning pitcher Sarah Debrow put a serious damper on the Magnolia offense, allowing only three hits with nine strikeouts.

Magnolia had a chance to put runs on the board in the top of the third after a bunt by Courtney Kuehn followed by a double from Ariel Hovis that put runners in scoring position. However, the last batter was unable to get a clutch hit.

While the Lady Bulldogs remained scoreless, the Ladykats’ bats came to life again in the bottom of the third.

Right fielder Baylie Wilson started the inning with a single to short and was batted around to second on a sacrifice bunt by McCrary. Chloe Davis muscled a double to center field putting runners on second and third. Catcher Candace Luna followed suit with a double, plating Wilson and Davis to give Willis a 3-0 lead. A single by Patty Wolfe drove in pinch runner Ambyr Willhoite for what would be the final run scored in the game, giving Willis the 4-0 win.

“This was really a team effort.” Shelly said. “We had great pitching, great hitting and great timing. The girls stayed relaxed and didn’t let hype about the ranking get to their heads.”

The Ladykats will host Caney Creek in their next district matchup at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

District 18-4A
WILLIS 4, Magnolia 0

Magnolia (6-3) 000 000 0 – 0 3 1

Willis (8-1) 103 000 – 4 8 0

Leaders: Willis Patty Wolfe 1 single; Baylie Wilson 1 single; Chloe Davis 1 double; Candace Luna 1 double; Shelby Stephens 1 double; Jacie Patrice 1 single; Tiana Phillips 1 single; Rachel McCrary 1 solo homerun; Magnolia Katy Adair 1 double; Ariel Hovis 1 double; Reggie Harrison 1 single

Pitcher: WP Sarah Debrow 9 K’s; LP Katy Adair 6 K’s

BELTON -- A&M Consolidated's Sarah Allison tied the game with a second-inning home run, but Belton answered for a 7-3 victory in District 12-5A action Thursday. Sarah Halliwell and Jordan Berry each had RBIs for 10th-ranked Consol, with Berry's coming on a double in the sixth that scored Sydney Parks. Consol (21-4, 6-2) will try to rebound when it hosts crosstown rival Bryan at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Belton 7, A&M Consolidated 3
Leading Hitters: AMC -- Sarah Allison 2-3, HR, RBI; Sydney Parks 1-2, 2B, run; Jordan Berry 1-3, 2B, RBI, run; Sarah Halliwell 1-3, RBI

Rudder loses on the road: CALDWELL -- Caldwell used a five-run sixth inning to defeat Rudder 10-4 on Thursday night in District 24-3A action. Allison Alford improved to 4-2 for Caldwell and added a double and two RBIs at the plate. Relief pitcher Hollie Chennault had two triples and a pair of RBIs while Mariah Landolt added two doubles and an RBI for Caldwell (14-6, 5-3). Rudder will host Rockdale, while Caldwell will play at Navasota at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Caldwell 10, Rudder 4



H. Parker and K. Emery; Allison Alford, Hollie Chennault (7) and Callee Norman.

W -- Alford (4-2). L -- Parker. Leading Hitters: RUDDER -- A. Fazzino 2-3, 2B; H. Parish 1-4, 2B; K. Morsko 1-3, 2B, RBI; H. Hoffman 1-4, RBI. CALDWELL -- Chennault 3-4, (2) 3B, 2 RBI; Mariah Landolt 2-4, (2) 2B, RBI; Alford 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI; Norman 2-3; Ashlee Hollis 1-4, RBI.

The Conroe Tigerettes handed New Caney just its second 14-5A loss Thursday night, knocking off the Lady Eagles 1-0 on the road on Brittany Medina’s two-out RBI-single in the seventh inning.

Christy Dowdy held New Caney scoreless, going all seven innings and allowing five hits, while striking out three. Ariel Kellogg took the loss, going 6 2/3 innings and striking out two.

“The girls came out really focused,” CHS coach Rachel Whatley said. “We got runners on every inning. We just couldn’t get them across the plate. I’m very proud of my girls for coming out and playing hard and playing to win.”

Conroe got the game’s lone run in the top of the seventh. After Amber Ortiz walked and Dowdy singled, Medina came through with the eventual game-winner.

For the game, Medina was 2 for 4 with an RBI, while New Caney’s Lydia Tanner doubled.

Conroe hosts College Park Tuesday, while New Caney is at The Woodlands. Both games start at 6 p.m.


On the adjacent diamond at THS the Tomball softball team was putting together its own stellar first-half run. Though they experienced their first District 13-5A loss, 4-3 in nine innings at Klein, the Lady Cougars started 7-0 in league play and were in position to regain their district title.

Tomball, which was 14-6 after April 1, was in good form early beating Klein 9-4 at home March 3. The Lady Cougars followed with four consecutive district shutouts, routing Westfield, defending district champion Klein Oak, Klein Forest and Dekaney by a combined 55-0.

Tomball recovered from a rough stay at the HSSL Tournament in Missouri City to reel off five straight league wins. The Lady Cougars flexed their offensive muscle, led by power hitters Kelsey Vincent and Renada Davis, and found pitching depth with Michelle Quinn behind ace Shelby Lancaster.

The Lady Cougars were also successful in their “Paint the Yark Pink” night March 26, not only in their 7-6 win against Spring. Tomball coach Benita Dunlavy said the game and surrounding events raised more than $6,000 for breast cancer research, with more to come. April 7 and May 18 mark “Nights out at Chili’s,” during which 10 percent of each ticket that presents a flier will be donated.

For the Lady Cougars the fun could continue on the field as well.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Lone Star Conference Information

The following is taken from the LSC Weekly Release...

LSC Softball Other Top Performers

Kaycee Bryan, Texas A&M-Kingsville, ripped through #17 West Texas A&M’s pitching staff this weekend. She opened the series by going just 1-for-4, but followed up with a 3-for-4 and 3-for-5 performance. In the second game of the series she scored twice, stole a base and scored a run. In the final game of the series, she hit a key three-run homer, the first of her career, as the team won 14-12. She also scored three times in the game. She finished the week hitting .538 with five runs scored and now has a .380 batting average on the season.

Report on Texas A&M-Kingsville:

Two weeks into the conference schedule and the Javelinas find themselves in a three-way tie for second place. They are seeking their fourth straight LSC Tournament appearance. Sophomore Kaycee Bryan ripped through #17 West Texas A&M’s pitching staff this weekend. She opened the series by going just 1-for- 4, but followed up with a 3-for-4 and 3-for-5 performance. In the second game of the series she scored twice, stole a base and scored a run. In the final game of the series, she hit a key three run homer, the first of her career, as the team won 14-12. She also scored three times in the game. She finished the week hitting .538 with five runs scored and now has a .380 batting average on the season. Fellow sophomore Jessica Schneider was recently moved to the designated hitter role and this weekend she showed that she can be productive in that spot. She went 6-for-8 at the plate, including two walks and a home run. On
Monday, she went 4-for-4 with two runs, four RBI’s and a home run. It was the best game of
her career. She is now hitting .360 and has a .515 on base percentage. 2009 First Team All-
American Cassie Anderson has been struggling lately. She had at least one hit in all three games against West Texas, but saw her batting average fall to a season low .386. She still leads the team in batting average, runs (22), hits (32), triples (4), homers (5), total bases (59) and slugging (.711). Her career average is currently .373 which is two points below Kassie Rezza who holds the school record at .375. Senior catcher Melissa St. Clair is one of the best defensive catchers in the region. She has played nearly every inning of every game behind the plate this year and has only allowed 11 stolen bases while throwing out 45% of attempted stealers. She only has one error and one passed ball this year.”

Saturday, March 13, 2010

High School Updates...3-13-10

MAGNOLIA – Friday night’s District 18-4A showdown between two softball powerhouses turned out to be a true slugfest as No. 16 state-ranked Montgomery held on for a dramatic 8-7 victory to remain undefeated in the loop.

Montgomery improves to 16-5 on the season and 3-0 in district play, while Magnolia falls to 13-8 and 2-1 respectively.

“We finally decided to go up to the plate with an approach,” said Lady Bear head coach Michelle Rochinski. “We came up with some timely hits. Katy Adair is a really good pitcher, and we have to give credit to Magnolia. They did a great job, but we got the hits when it mattered.”

Magnolia made an impressive move in the bottom of the seventh, but Rochinski had faith in her kids. “I have confidence in the girls. They have strong at bats, and we have to play solid defense.”

It was the Lady Bulldogs who first lit the scoreboard however, as Adair singled to short. Ariel Hovis followed with a nice double to right field, then freshman Reggie Harrison came through with a clutch two RBI double to centerfield to put Magnolia on top 2-0 with the early lead.

The score would remain stagnant until the sixth inning when the Montgomery bats came alive. Megan Armistead drew a base on balls to lead off, then Peyton Webb grounded a single to center, moving Armistead to third. Cali Lanphear would walk to load the bases. Bailey Chalmers rifled off an RBI single, and the Lady Bears were off to the races trailing 1-2.

Shelby Stone soared off a double, knocking in two more runs to give Montgomery a lead they would not relinquish. Devon Tunning took advantage of a pitching change as Magnolia freshman Kaci Hoskins took over in the circle. Tunning notched another single to put her team on top 4-2.

Montgomery wasn’t quite through, as Brittany Clopton tripled to the left wall for another two Lady Bear runs. Armistead and Amy Rogers each piled on a single, then Webb polished off the inning with a sweet double to center to make it 8-2 Montgomery.

The Lady Bulldogs led off the bottom of the 6th with a double from Harrison. A walk and ensuing single from Kassi Mushinski loaded the bases for Magnolia. Jackie Baimbridge smacked one up the gut to cut the margin of deficit to 8-3 before the end of the inning.

Victory Birdwell was hit by a pitch to start the bottom of the 7th, but a quick Magnolia out, followed by a pair of walks loaded the bases for Magnolia. Harrison singled to center as two runners crossed the plate to make it 8-5 in favor of the Lady Bears. It got a bit dicey as Kaci Hoskins singled over second base to pull within one. A dramatic finish ensued as Baimbridge knocked one clear into left field with what could have been the game winning hit, but foul ball was called. Montgomery Kyndall Reaves took no chances as she smoked one across the plate for a strikeout as the Lady Bears managed to cling to an 8-7 win.

Both teams provided exciting offense at times, as Magnolia was led by Harrison, who went 4-for-4 at the plate, which included a pair of singles, a pair of doubles and four RBI’s. Hoskins was 2-for-4 with a pair of singles. Montgomery was led by Cali Lanphear with 2-4, and Armistead, 2-5.

“It was two good teams slugging it out,” said Magnolia head coach Renee Bialas. “We had a bad inning and it cost us. I thought our kids hit the ball well, we just came up a little short.”

Reaves picked up the win for Montgomery, improving her record to 12-3 in the circle with a complete game, while Adair took the loss for Magnolia. Reaves struck out seven batters, giving up 11 hits and walking two. Adair (5 1/3 innings) struck out six, allowed six hits and walked three. Hoskins pitched one and 2/3’s innings, striking out two, walking one and giving up seven hits.

“This was a great ballgame,” said Rochinski. “I have to give credit to both teams.”

Magnolia: Victoria Birdwell, 2-4, double, single; Katy Adair, 1-4; Ariel Hovis 1-4, double; Reggie Harrison 4-4, two singles, two doubles

Montgomery: Brittany Clopton, 1-5; Megan Armistead 2-5; Amy Rogers 1-4; Peyton Webb 2-4, single, double; Calie Lanphear 2-4, single, double; Bailey Chalmers 2-4; Shelby Stone 1-4; Devon Tunning 2-4

Consol wins in nine innings: KATY -- Sarah Allison and Sarah Halliwell each hit RBI doubles in the top of the ninth inning as A&M Consolidated beat Katy Seven Lakes 2-0 on Friday night.

Halliwell (15-3) also had nine strikeouts while allowing only three hits in the complete-game shutout.

The Lady Tigers (17-3) will play at Temple at 2 p.m. Thursday.

Consol 2, Katy Seven Lakes 0, 9 innings

W -- Halliwell (15-3).
Leading Hitters: AMC -- Allison 2-4, 2 2Bs, RBI; Halliwell 1-4, 2B, RBI.


Bryan falls in Spring Break Classic: FARMERS BRANCH -- The Bryan softball team gave up two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning and lost to Flower Mound 4-3 on Friday in the Spring Break Classic.

Emily Peirce went 2 for 3 with an RBI for the Lady Vikings, while Jennifer Saxby was 2 for 4 with a double. Pitcher Jennifer Kasper saw her record drop to 8-2.

The Lady Vikes also beat Kennedale 2-1 on Thursday at the Classic.

Bryan (13-6) will face Flower Mound again at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.


Scoreboard.... La Grange 1 Katy Taylor 0. Walkoff single by Shelbe Sterling in 9th wins it.

Willis 4 Caney Creek 1. Sarah Debrow has 15K's in the victory.

The Woodlands 2 Conroe 1. Game decided in bottom of 7th inning.

Tomball 15 Klein Forest 0. Early run rule in this mismatch.

Caldwell wins again. Hollie Chennault plays there.

Crosby 1 Dayton 0. Hayley Alexander SS Crosby.

Barbers Hill 7 Galena Park 2. Kelsie Lee SS Barbers Hill


Brenham 5 Magnolia West 4. Brenham wins in bottom of 7th.

Huntsville 11 Waller 5.

New Caney 5 Oak Ridge 2

College Park 10 Lufkin 3

Splendora 10 Cleveland 0

Jersey Village 6 Cy Fair 5

Klein Collins 4 Spring 3

Monday, March 8, 2010

High School Updates featuring MC Elite Gold Players

BV softball scores

Published Tuesday, March 02, 2010 12:50 AM

Caldwell 9, Weimar 4

Caldwell 200 010 6 -- 9 8 2

Weimar 003 010 0 -- 4 7 2

Hollie Chennault and Callee Norman. V. Maupin, K. Smith and K. Vann. W -- Chennault, 6-2. L -- Maupin. Leading Caldwell hitters -- Sam Menchaca 2 for 3, RBI; Chennault 2 for 3, HR, 2B, 2 RBIs; Allison Alford 1 for 4, grand slam. Notes -- Chennault tied the game in the seventh with a homer and Chennault's grand slam broke the tie.

Oak Ridge 2, Conroe 1, 11 innings

Oak Ridge’s Tina Schulz homered in the 11th inning and got the victory on the mound in a 14-5A opener at Conroe Wednesday night.

Schulz, who also doubled, led off the top of the 11th with the home run. Danielle White had Oak Ridge’s other RBI, in the first inning.

For Conroe,
Brittany Medina was 3 for 5, Hailey MacMahan was 2 for 4 and Samantha Dawson had the lone RBI, in the fifth inning.

“We outhit them and left more runners on base,” Conroe coach Rachel Whatley said. “We just couldn’t put the hits together to get them in.”

Conroe plays again today at 2:20 p.m. at Cy Creek in the opening round of the Cy-Fair Tournament.

The Woodlands 11, College Park 0

The No. 3 state-ranked Lady Highlanders moved to 13-0 on the season with a big 11-0 road victory over College Park in a 14-5A opener Wednesday night.

Paige McDuffee improved to 11-0 on the season, going the distance and striking out 10 while allowing four singles. Rebecca Romero took the loss for the Lady Cavaliers.

McDuffee also had three RBI, while Lizzi Arana and
Jessica Snyder doubled for the Lady Highlanders.

The Woodlands plays again today in the HSSL Tournament at Community Park in Missouri at 3 p.m. vs. Alvin and at 5 p.m. vs. Clements.

District 14-5A

The Woodlands 11, College Park 0

TWHS 111 011 5 — 10 15 1

College Park 000 000 0 — 0 4 2

Record: TWHS 13-0, 1-0; College Park 0-1 in district

WP: Paige McDuffee (11-0; 7 IP, 10 Ks)

LP: Rebecca Romero

Leaders: TWHS, Lizzi Arana double;
Jessica Snyder double; Paige McDuffie 3 RBI

Next: TWHS at HSSL Tournament, today, 3 p.m. vs. Alvin at Community Park in Missouri City; 5 p.m. vs. Clements; Friday, Sienna Park, 11 a.m. vs. Dobie, 1 p.m. vs. Katy; Saturday, Sienna Park, 11 a.m. vs. Santa Fe; 1 p.m. vs. Brazoswood

Oak Ridge 2, Conroe 1, 11 innings

Oak Ridge 100 000 000 01 — 2 4 1

Conroe 000 010 000 00 — 1 7 2

Records: Conroe 8-6, 0-1; Oak Ridge 1-0 in district

WP: Tina Schulz

LP: Meagan Depugh

Leaders: Conroe,
Brittany Medina 3-5; Hailey MacMahan 2-4; Samantha Dawson RBI; Oak Ridge, Tina Schulz double, home run (11th inning, no outs), RBI; Danielle White RBI


The Woodlands High School Lady Highlanders are now 16-1 on the season after sweeping both of their games in the HSSL Tournament on Friday.

The Woodlands took a 1-0 win over Paseadena Doby in their first game of the day. Kristen Clark took the win on the mound for TWHS and had two strikeouts.

The Lady Highlanders second game of the day went into the extra innings as both teams were tied at two. In the bottom of the eight, Jessica Snider his a grand slam to give The Woodlands a 6-4 win. Paige McDuffy got the win on the mound and had 10 strikeouts.

The Woodlands will play Santa Fe at 11 a.m. and Brazos Wood at 1 p.m. in the HSSL Tournament today.


The Woodlands 1, Dobie 0

The Woodlands 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 – 1

Pasadena Dobie 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 – 0

Pitcher: TWHS Kristen Clark 2 Ks

The Woodlands 6, Katy 2

Katy 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 – 2

The Woodlands (16-1) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 – 6

Ledaers: TWHS Jessica Snider 1 grand slam

Pitcher TWHS Paige McDuffee 10 K’s

Next: TWHS plays Santa Fe at 11 a.m. and Brazos Wood at 1 p.m. in the HSSL Tournament today


Ladykats take second at Cy-Fair Tournament

Updated: 03.06.10

The Willis softball team took second in the Cy-Fair Tournament Saturday.

Sarah Debrow pitched three games, winning two as the Ladykats would go 2-0 in tournament action Saturday before falling to Klein Collins 3-0 in the championship game.

Willis won its first game of the day 5-0 over Cy-Woods. Debrow picked up the win while striking out nine in six innings.

The Ladykats would win their second game of the day 1-0 over New Caney. Debrow was again the winning pitcher, striking out two while only allowing three hits.

The Ladykats would fall in the championship game to Klein Collins though. Debrow struck out nine but the Willis offense couldn’t pull through for the win.

Willis now moves to 10-8 on the season.

The Woodlands softball team picked up two wins in the Baseball USA Tournament Saturday.

With the wins the Lady Highlanders move to 18-1 on the season.

The Woodlands’ first win came in the form of an 8-1 victory over Santa Fe. Paige McDuffy would get the win, striking out six batters in the game.

The Lady Highlanders would win again later in the day 6-0 over Brazoswood. Kristin Clark pitched a complete game, striking out one batter.

McDuffy had a triple against Brazoswood.

Belton Tournament

Magnolia picked up a pair of wins in the Belton Tournament Saturday.

The first was a 5-4 win over host Belton and the second was a 4-1 victory over Pasadena.

Kaci Hoskins picked up the victory over Belton while Katie Adair got the win against Pasadena.

Consol softball team takes third at tournament

Published Sunday, March 07, 2010 12:06 AM

Eagle Staff Report

One bad inning spoiled A&M Consolidated's plan for a rematch against Dripping Springs, but it didn't completely ruin the weekend for the Lady Tigers softball team.

Consol bounced back from a Friday loss to Fort Bend Travis with a pair of victories Saturday to take third place in the College Station ISD Tournament. Consol completed pool play Saturday morning by beating Little Cypress-Mauriceville 9-6, then thumped Henderson 8-0 in the third-place game at Lady Tiger Field.

Consol went 5-1 in the tournament, raising its season record to 15-2.

Travis shocked the 11th-ranked Lady Tigers by scoring seven runs in the sixth inning to beat Consol 8-5 in Friday's late game. Travis won its final pool game Saturday to earn a spot in the championship game, which Dripping Springs won 4-2.

Last weekend, Consol won the tournament title at Dripping Springs by beating the host team in the championship.

Consol's resolve was tested Saturday morning, when sloppy fielding allowed Little Cypress-Mauriceville to take a 4-1 lead after the first inning. The Lady Tigers fought back with six runs in the third and finished the game with 12 hits, getting two apiece from Jordan Bettiol, Sarah Allison, Alyssa Gregg and Kayley Smith.

"This team has bounced back over and over," Consol coach Billy Hicks said. "The kids really have done a great job of sticking together, fighting and playing hard. I'm just thrilled with the effort these kids have given. I don't feel like we're out of any game. We hit the ball, and that helps a lot."

In the third-place game, Sydney Parks went 3 for 3 with two doubles and Allison belted a home run.

Sarah Halliwell got the pitching decision in both Friday games and the win over Little Cypress-Mauriceville, moving her record to 13-2. Freshman Macy Hicks (2-0) pitched all five innings against Henderson, providing a timely break for Halliwell as the Lady Tigers prepare to play Belton in a make-up game Monday before facing Bryan on Tuesday.

The top of the Consol lineup had a big weekend, with Allison going 10 for 17 and driving in eight runs to lead the way. Parks was 8 for 13 with five doubles, while Bettiol went 7 for 14 with three doubles and a triple.

Consol 8, Henderson 0

Consol 103 22 -- 8 12 1

Henderson 000 00 -- 0 5 0

Macy Hicks and Kayley Smith. Parton and Thomas. W -- Hicks, 2-0. L -- Parton. 2B -- Consol: Sydney Parks, Gina Delisa. HR -- Consol: Sarah Allison.

Fort Bend Travis 8, Consol 5

Travis 100 007 -- 8 11 2

Consol 102 002 -- 5 8 3

Sarah Halliwell and Sarah Allison. Estrada and Webb. W -- Estrada. L -- Halliwell, 12-2. 2B -- Consol: Jordan Bettiol, Sydney Parks 2, Allison, Halliwell.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Magnolia High School reports from Klein Tournament

The Magnolia Lady Bulldogs went 3-2 at the Klein Tournament, going 3-0 on Saturday with wins over Klein Forest 20-0, Beaumont West Brook 2-1 and Oak Ridge 9-3.

Kaci Hoskins got the wins against Oak Ridge and Klein Forest, while Katy Adair won against West Brook.

Against Oak Ridge, Victoria Birdwell was 2 for 4 with two runs scored, Jackie Baimbridge was 2 for 2 with an RBI, Reggie Harrison was 1 for 3 with two RBI, Kendra Sancet was 3 for 3, Kassi Mushinski was 2 for 3 with two RBI, Adair was 3 for 3 with an RBI and Magnolia had 14 hits overall in the game.

“We felt ending the tournament playing well against a good team like Oak Ridge,” Magnolia coach Renee Bialas said. “We felt like we pulled things together at the end of the tournament.”

Magnolia is at Waller Monday at 7 p.m. in an 18-4A opener.

Softball Report from the Brazos Valley


Consol wins tournament title in extra inning: DRIPPING SPRINGS -- Jordan Berry drove in Kailey Smith and Jordan Bettiol with a double in the eighth inning to help give A&M Consolidated a 9-6 victory over Dripping Springs in the championship game of the Brittany Tuck Memorial Tournament on Saturday night.

Freshman Sarah Almand's three-run double opened up a six-run fifth inning for the Lady Tigers (9-1).

Dripping Springs scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh to tie the game 6-6.

Sarah Halliwell (8-1) had five strikeouts in picking up the victory.

The Lady Tigers beat Cedar Park 11-1 in three innings earlier in the day. Bettiol had a home run in that contest.

Bettiol, Sarah Allison, Sydney Parks, Berry and Halliwell made the all-tournament team.

Consol (9-1) will host Belton at 7 p.m. Monday to open District 12-5A play.

A&M Consolidated 9, Dripping Springs 6, 8 innings



Sarah Halliwell and Sarah Allison; Brianne Baley, Brittany Needham (5) and Jill Keeper.

W -- Halliwell (8-1). L -- Needham. Leading Hitters: AMC -- Jordan Berry 3-4, 2B, 2 RBI; Allison 2-5, 2B; Sarah Almand 2-4, 2B, 3 RBI.

A&M Consolidated 11, Cedar Park 1, 3 innings

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Mackenzie Loftin and Abigail Schade; Sarah Halliwell and Ashley Warzon.

W -- Halliwell (7-1). L -- Loftin.

Leading hitters: CONSOL -- Jordan Bettiol 2-3, home run; Halliwell 2-2, double, 2 RBIs; Jordan Berry 1-2, double, RBI.

Records: Consol (8-1); Cedar Park (8-3).


Bryan loses late Friday: SAM MARCOS --Bryan gave up a three-run third inning to San Marcos and lost 5-1 late Friday night.

Jennifer Kasper (3-1) scored Bryan's lone run in the top of the seventh on a single by Jennifer Saxby. Saxby finished 3-for-3 with a double.

Bryan (5-2) will play at Harker Heights at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

San Marcos 5, Bryan 1


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Jennifer Kasper, Emily Peirce (5) and Jennifer Saxby, Reagan Boenker (5).

W -- Ricks. L -- Kasper (3-1). Leading Hitters: Saxby 3-3, 2B, RBI.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

MC Elite Gold College Players (Part 2)

This is the second of our two part series spotlighting players in college that have played in the MC Elite Gold system. As I stated before, we feel an allegiance to these fine players and we follow them throughout their college careers. A future edition will be spotlighting some of our players that have graduated from college and catch up on what they are doing today. We have some awesome young ladies that are making huge contributions to society and are making us better people.

Let begin in the Southland Conference. Our first player is Krista Hallmark from Tomball, Texas. Krista is a sophomore at Stephen F Austin University. Krista had limited opportunities last season but is on course to get more playing time this year. She is an awesome defensive infielder with great speed. We have returning Southland Player of the Year in Kayla Gutowski. We have spotlighted Kayla in a previous release. Kayla played 1st base last season but should be extended time at catcher this season. Krista and Kayla will be joined by MC Elite Gold freshman Jillian Bussell and Brandi Dutton. Still in the piney woods is Sam Houston senior Hollie Hatcher. Hollie is from Willis, Texas. Coming off an injury last season, Hollie will provide depth and leadership to the fine Sam Houston squad. Freshman MC Elite Gold player Jene’ Gilmore will provide the MC Elite link at Sam Houston. Still in the Southland is Texas A&M Corpus Christi. They feature two MC Elite Gold players. The first is Elena Crabtree. Elena is from Montgomery, Texas and played one year at Blinn College. She was All Conference Pitcher and lead Blinn into the NJCAA playoffs. Elena was the lead pitcher for MC Elite Gold when we earned our first ASA Gold berth. Elena will be expected to provide victories for TAMU CC this season. Also at TAMU CC is senior pitcher Morgan Seals. Morgan is a lefthander pitcher from Willis, Texas. Morgan started at TAMU Kingsville before transferring to TAMU CC. Morgan will work as a closer for TAMU CC this season. She has recovered from a hand injury and is ready to save games for TAMU CC. Morgan has worked very hard to earn playing time this season. A special mention goes to friend of MC Elite Gold, Landry Moore. Landry is from Kingwood and will catch for TAMU CC and make Elena and Morgan stars this year.

Moving to the DFW area is UT Arlington. This summer Kelsey Kaiser played for MC Elite Gold. Kelsey is from Pasadena, Texas. Kelsey was spotlighted in a previous edition. Kelsey will provide hitting and fielding for UTA this season. Staying in the area is Sun Belt’s North Texas University. This team features MC Elite Gold player Anna Barren. Anna is from Magnolia, Texas. She is a very quick left-handed hitter. She plays middle infield for NT. Anna was integral in MC Elite’s Gold qualifying team. Anna played at Houston Baptist before transferring to North Texas. Joining Anna will be MC Elite Gold freshman Lesley Hirsch. Also in the Sun Belt is University of Louisiana at Monroe. This team will feature Jessica Chastka. Jessica was highlighted in a previous edition. Jessica is from College Station. Jessica will provide pitching depth for ULM this year.

How about some out of state kids… At Harvard University is freshman Ashley Heritage. Ashley is a lightning quick outfielder that should impact the Harvard squad. Ashley is from College Station and played for Billy Hick’s A&M Consol Tigers. Ashley was an integral part of our Gold Qualified team. Also part of our gold qualified team was Mallory Mitchell. Mallory is a junior at the University of Minnesota. Mallory is from Forney, Texas and plays infield. According to her coach” Mallory is one of our most improved players in the fall”.

Moving back to Texas and looking at the DII Lone Star Conference we find Texas A&M Kingsville. TAMUK has been at the forefront of MC Elite players and this year is indicative of the quality of our MC Elite program. The first player to spotlight is Cassie Anderson. Cassie is a senior and is from Splendora, Texas. Cassie was leadoff and a vital cog in our 1st Gold Qualified team. To let you know the honors bestowed to Cassie here are some highlights… 2009… Daktronics First Team All American, NCFA/ Louisville Slugger 1st Team All-Region and LSC South first Team. She had a 26 game hitting streak and batted .437 including a .492 average with runners on base. Her batting averages are as a freshman .317, sophomore was .357, and junior was .437. Including in this year’s preseason honor is being named the Lone Star Conference Preseason Player of the Year. Cassie has also been named to TAMUK’s All Decade Team. Joining Cassie at TAMUK is Kaycee Bryan. After a spectacular freshman year, Kaycee will have a great sophomore year. Kaycee was the everyday centerfielder and she batted .359 with runner on base. Kaycee is from Splendora, Texas. Filming the games will be Kaycee’s sister Shaun Bryan Pergoda. Shaun is married and currently expecting her first child. Shaun was the starting 2nd and the team’s third-leading hitter last season. Shaun is a senior this year. Shaun is from Splendora, Texas. Also in the LSC is West Texas A&M. This nationally ranked team features MC Elite Gold pitcher Shelbey Cockrell. Shelbey had a 2.92 earned run average and was 9-6 won-loss record. She had 93 K’s in 23 appearances. Shelbey is expected to be an integral part of the WT A&M and is working very hard to achieve her goals. Shelbey is from Pearland, Texas. Also in the LSC is Tarleton State. This team features senior Meagan Eldridge. Meagan is from Willis, Texas. After two stellar years at Western Texas College, she transferred to Tarleton in 2008. She hit .248 and had a .929 fielding percentage. She sat out the 2009 season with a torn ACL injury. Meagan has set her mind on having a great senior year this season.

Let cover a couple of other players with MC Elite Gold ties. One is Christina Braziel. She is a junior at Nyack University in New York State. She was honored as the CAAC Rookie of the Year as a freshman. She batted .391 with 21 RBI’s and 3 home runs. She followed that with a great sophomore year. She will be expected to lead Nyack this season. Christina is from Magnolia, Texas. From Montgomery, Texas is Whitley Hoppe. She attends Ouachita Baptist University. She will be a junior this season. After seeing limited action last season she will be expected to contribute both at the plate and in the field. Whitley was All-State at Montgomery High School.

Back in Texas is DIII East Texas Baptist University. This school has long been a popular choice for MC Elite’s players. This year junior Kaleigh Mushinski will pitch and contribute to this perennial national power. Kaleigh is a junior from Magnolia, Texas and sister of MC Elite Gold‘s Kassi Mushinski. In 2009 she had an outstanding 1.05 era in primarily a relief role. She average more than 1 K per inning. As a freshman she was All-ASC East Division Honorable Mention. Also in the American Southwest Conference is Letourneau University. This team features Cy Fair’s and MC Elite Gold’s Crissy Simmons. Crissy was part of our 2nd Gold qualifying team. As a freshman she batted .377 and was All-American SW honorable mention. As a sophomore last season she batted .301. Crissy set the career record for stolen bases last season. Just a quick stop is NAIA Williams Baptist College. MC Elite player Trish Driver is a sophomore Pitcher/ 1st from Montgomery, Texas. After a good freshman year she will be expect to have a great year this season.

Let’s have a few quick hits from the juco ranks. Our first stop is Hill College located in Hillsboro, Texas. One of our MC Elite- Hatfield players is Amanda McLaren. Amanda is from Magnolia, Texas and is a sophomore at Hill. Amanda is a left-handed batter that plays OF. Amanda will be joined by MC Elite Gold player Kourtney Fyffe. Kourtney is from New Caney, Texas and was featured in a previous edition. At San Jacinto College we featured Kacy Hobbs. Kacy played for MC Elite- Seals and is a freshman catcher from Cleveland, Texas. She play high school ball for Caney Creek High School. In East Texas we have Lon Morris College. This features Amber Muckelroy. Amber played for MC Elite-Seals and is a sophomore middle infielder. Amber is from New Caney, Texas and played at New Caney High School.

I have tried to include as many players as possible. I’m sure I’ve missed some players that played on our sister teams. I will append our highlights to include them as I get them. It is my intent to follow these players and their teams this season and let everyone know how they are doing. I never liked the fact that we have players that contribute mightily to our summer teams and then they are off to college and nobody follows them. I will try to make our alumni know that they are appreciated for what they have done for our organization and we are proud of seeing their successes.

In a future edition I will tell you about some awesome young ladies and what they are doing today. This is the ultimate goal for any player coming thru our system… dealing with life’s hurdles and achieving a successful life.