2017-04-21 / Sports

Softball team dominates home finale 10-0

BY JEFF LOWE
DISPATCH RECORD


Second baseman Natalie Denoso attempts a tag on a close play in the top of the first inning Tuesday. 
JEFF LOWE | DISPATCH RECORD Second baseman Natalie Denoso attempts a tag on a close play in the top of the first inning Tuesday. JEFF LOWE | DISPATCH RECORD The Lady Badgers coasted to a 10-0 win over Burnet on Parent/ Senior Night Tuesday in Lampasas.

Lampasas (8-3 in district, 21-9-1 overall) is third in the district standings heading into tonight’s regular-season finale at Liberty Hill.

Liberty Hill (11-0, 27-1-1) has clinched the district title. The Lady Panthers have allowed only seven runs in district competition this year.

On Tuesday against Burnet, Cally Reding pitched her fourth district victory for Lampasas and her third shutout. She struck out three batters in six innings, and the game was called after the sixth inning due to the mercy rule.

Megan Sittner had a team-leading three RBIs, one game after her five- RBI outing last week at Leander Glenn.

Seniors Sittner, Blakeli Brookreson and Kloe Corbin all had a strong night batting in their final high school home game.

Brookreson recorded three hits and two RBIs. Kloe Corbin also had three hits, and Sloane Johnson notched two RBIs.

Lampasas took a 3-0 lead in the third inning. The Lady Badgers added one run in the fourth, two in the fifth and four in the sixth inning. They outhit the Lady Bulldogs 14-7, and each team committed one error.

“We got off to a slow start and didn't produce as many runs as [we] wanted, but we did come away with a 10-0 win in the sixth,” coach Drew Cleavinger said. “The girls played really well, worked together and made the seniors’ last game on Badger Field a night to remember.”

Playoff scenarios have not been finalized, but the Lady Badgers are likely to face Giddings in the bi-district playoffs next week.

Giddings (6-1) was second in District 20-4A as of Wednesday, trailing La Grange (6-0). Caldwell has clinched the third-place spot in District 20, and Smithville is fourth.

District 19-4A standings are listed below.

District 19-4A softball standings

Liberty Hill 11-0
Salado 9-3
Lampasas 8-3
Taylor 6-5
Llano 4-8
Burnet 1-10
Leander Glenn 0-11

TGCA 4A SOFTBALL RANKINGS - APRIL 17

1. Liberty Hill
2. Krum
3. Crandall
4. Paris North Lamar
5. Stephenville
6. Rio Hondo
7. LaGrange
8. Levelland
9. Brownwood
10. Andrews
11. Giddings
12. Beeville Jones
13. Lorena
14. Carthage
15. Pearsall

16. Hudson
17. Sweeny
18. Bridge City
19. LaVernia
20. Rusk
21. Salado
22. Robinson
23. China Spring
24. Hillsboro
25. (tie) Wimberley
25. (tie) Lampasas
25. (tie) Bonham
25. (tie) Melissa
25. (tie) Taylor
25. (tie) Aubrey

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