H.S. Softball roundup: AHS uses bats to pummel Plainview; Dumas dismantles Pampa, Bushland cruises


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Amarillo High’s Danae Lopez hit two home runs to lead the Lady Sandies past Plainview 17-4 in a District 3-5A contest Friday at the AHS Softball Complex. [Ben Jenkins/ Press Pass Sports]

Amarillo High broke open the bats with an 8-run third inning that resulted in a 17-4 rout of Plainview in a District 3-5A clash at the AHS Softball Complex on Friday afternoon.

Lady Sandies slugger Danae Lopez continued her torrid pace at the plate. The freshman followed a three-run home run performance against Tascosa on Monday with a pair of two-run homers giving Lopez five in the past two games. Lopez finished the game 3-for-4 with four RBIs.

Teammate Tatem Pendagraft gets better in each contest. Pendagraft was once again strong in the circle working five innings, allowing two earned runs with seven strikeouts. Pendagraft helped herself out on offense as well with two hits that resulted in two RBIs.

AHS stays atop the league standings at 5-1, and are 10-8 overall. Plainview falls to 9-14, 2-4.

Amarillo High 17, Plainview 4

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Amarillo High 338 3xx x — 17 13 1

Sammy Briones, Demi Vera (3) and Aaleah Rodriguez. Tatem Pendagraft and Bryce Budd. W— Pendagraft. L— Briones. 2B— Plainview: Esmeralda Lucio, Madison Martinez. AHS: Budd, Pentagraft, Amelia Tietz, Kylee Landsbury. HR— AHS: Danae Lopez 2 (5). Records: Plainview 9-15, 2-4; AHS 10-8, 5-1.

District 3-5A

Caprock holds off Tascosa

The Caprock Lady Longhorns nearly squandered a six-run lead, but were able to hold off Tascosa for an 8-6 district win Friday at the CHS Softball Complex.

Caprock had taken a 6-0 lead through the first three innings, only to see the Lady Rebels claw back into the game with a five-run fourth.

The Lady Longhorns picked up a valuable insurance run in the bottom of the fifth when Brooklyn Thompson singled home Zoriana Serna, pushing the advantage to 7-5. Caprock then added another key run on a Daisy Fuentes single that plated Jaelin Ornelas in the sixth. Aubrianna Hernandez finished a great outing at the dish going 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI.

Tascosa’s Ellaina Langeland not only threw all six innings, but went 3-for-3 with an RBI.

Caprock (8-6 overall) moves to 4-2 in District 3-5A play, while Tascosa is now 5-12, 1-5.

Caprock 8, Tascosa 6

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Caprock 141 011 x — 8 15 2

Ellaina Langeland and Muriah Rivera. Amyiah Alaniz, Jaelin Ornelas and Aliyiah Alaniz.

W— Alaniz. 2B— Tascosa: Langeland. Caprock: Ornelas, Aubrianna Hernandez, Amyiah Alaniz. 3B— Tascosa: Makenna Hall. Caprock: Ornelas, Hernandez. Records: Tascosa 5-12, 1-5; Caprock 8-6, 4-2.

Randall stays hot

An eight-run first inning was more than enough for Randall during a 16-1 run-rule rout of Palo Duro in a district contest at Randall on Friday.

The Lady Raiders extend their win streak to five straight games, improving to 5-1 in District 3-5A and 14-9-1 overall. The Lady Dons struggles continue as they drop to 1-10, 1-5.

Lauren Garcia paced Randall going 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles, and three RBIs. Heaven Moreno was 2-for-2 that included a double and a game-high four RBIs.

Randall 16, Palo Duro 1

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Randall 851 2xx x — 16 14 1

Lopez and Cruz, Ramos. Browder, Mills (4) and Desiree Hernandez, Martinez. W— Berkley Browder. L— Lopez. 2B— PD: Vargas. Randall: Anberlin O’Dell, Lauren Garcia 2, Heaven Moreno, Hernandez. Records: Palo Duro: 1-10, 1-5; Randall 14-9-1, 5-1.

District 4-4A

Lady Eagles use big inning to down Hereford

Canyon erased an early deficit by exploding for 15 runs over three innings to nab a 15-5 run-rule home win against Hereford during a District 4-4A matchup Friday.

The Lady Eagles trailed 3-1 after three, and found themselves down 5-3 heading into the bottom of the fifth. That’s when Canyon’s bats decided to wake up. Canyon poured it on in the bottom of the fifth for a 12-run inning. Danielle Burns highlighted the Lady Eagles huge fifth bombing two, 2-run home runs that each scored Berkley Bradley. Burns was 2-for-3 for the contest with all her damage coming in that inning.

Lia Gutierrez, Isabelle Padilla and Mikaela Gilliland also went deep for Canyon. Freshman pitcher Kylie Knowles (11-5) settled down after a shaky start to work all five innings, racking up seven strikeouts.

Canyon stays perfect in district at 6-0, and moves to 12-7-2 overall. Hereford sees a three-game win streak snapped, falling to 6-17, 3-3.

Canyon 15, Hereford 5

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Canyon 001 2(12)x — 15 13 3

Tori Almos, Aubrianna Sturgeon (5) and Kayla Vallejo. Kylie Knowles and Maison Guerra. W— Knowles (11-5). L— Almos. 2B— Hereford: A. Mireles. Canyon: Guerra, Knowles. HR— Canyon: Danielle Burns 2, Lia Gutierrez, Isabelle Padilla, Mikaela Gilliland. Records: Hereford 6-17, 3-3; Canyon 12-7-2, 6-0.

Dumas dismantles Pampa

The Dumas Demonettes never took their foot off the throttle during a 27-3 beating of Pampa in a district game in Dumas on Friday night.

The win was crucial for Dumas, which improves to 10-9 overall and moves into sole place of second behind Canyon at 4-2. Pampa (10-6-1) has now dropped back-to-back games falling to 3-3 in district.

Melanie Granados of Dumas had a career afternoon as she went a perfect 6-for-6 at the dish, adding two doubles and driving in six runs.

Cami Velasquez went 3-for-5 with a home run and five RBIs, while teammate Galy Davila had two RBIs on a 3-for-6 day.

Demonettes pitcher Briana Vargas did her part tossing five innings with seven K’s.

Dumas 27, Pampa 3

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Dumas 116 8(11)x — 27 22 1

Kynleigh Kirby, Hallie Hawthorne (5) J. Martinez (5) and Jasmine Hanen. Briana Vargas and Katie Vargas and Katie Contreras. W— Vargas. L— Kirby. 2B— Pampa: Hanen. Dumas: Melaney Granados 2, Galy Davila, Vargas, Hopey Cortes, Amery Casanova. HR— Pampa: Martinez. Dumas: Cami Velasquez. Records: Pampa 10-6-1, 3-3; Dumas 10-9, 4-2.

Borger finds the win column

A fast start was just what Borger needed on the way to a 9-2 home win against struggling Perryton in a district contest Friday.

Lady Bulldog pitcher Raylee Jennings was stellar in the circle handcuffing Perryton hitters, working a complete game, allowing six hits, an earned run, and six strikeouts.

Tanley McDonald delivered at the plate for with a singled, a double, scoring three times and adding an RBI.

Borger (11-5 overall) stays in the playoff hunt moving to 2-4 in District 4-4A. Perryton’s falls to 5-9, 0-6.

Borger 9, Perryton 2

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Borger 310 320 x — 9 11 1

Cassie Landeros and Mikila Roberts. Raylee Jennings and Tanley McDonald. W— Jennings. L— Landeros. 2B— Perryton: Ivana Garcia. Borger: McDonald, Jennings, Jera Callahan. Records: Perryton 5-9, 0-6; Borger 11-5, 2-4.

District 1-3A

Bushland blanks Canadian

Bushland showed no signs of slowing down anytime soon blanking Canadian 21-0 at Canadian on Saturday.

The Lady Falcons keep their winning ways going improving to 18-2-1 overall and 5-0 in District 1-3A play. The Lady Cats are still looking for that first league win at 0-5, and are now 3-17 overall.

It’s been a huge week for Bushland hurler Jillian Howell. On Monday Howell won the district championship in the shot put throwing a Texas Panhandle season-best mark of 40-3 1/2.

On Saturday, Howell handcuffed Canadian in five innings of work, limiting the Lady Cats to two hits, no runs, and racking up 11 K’s. Howell did damage at the plate as well going 3-for-5 with a double and three RBIs. Howell’s sister, Avery was equally impressive. Avery feasted on Canadian pitching with a coming a single short of the cycle driving in two runs.

Bushland 21, Canadian 0

Bushland 285 33x x — 21 13 0

Canadian 000 00x x — 0 2 11

Jillian Howell and Avery Sena. Leah Moreno and Viviana Salas. W— Howell. L— Moreno. 2B— Bushland: J. Howell, Brylee Adams, Avery Howell. 3B— Bushland: Sena, A. Howell. HR— Bushland: A. Howell. Records: Bushland 18-2-1, 5-0; Canadian 3-17, 0-5.

River Road rolls by Dalhart

River Road erased an early deficit to roll past Dalhart 16-5 on Saturday in a district matchup at Dalhart.

The Lady Wildcats improve to 2-3 in District 1-3A and 8-11 overall. River Road is a game behind Dalhart (8-7 overall) for second place in district, as the Lady Golden Wolves sit at 3-2.

Shiyan Lozano did a little bit of everything in the victory for River Road. Lozano got over a struggling start in the circle to pitch all seven innings, giving up two earned runs with eight strikeouts. At the plate Lozano helped herself going 3-for-5 with two doubles and three RBIs. Teammate and catcher Makanna Cooper homered as one of her three hits and also tallied three RBIs, while Mykaela Sharp went 3-for-4 and drove in a pair of runs.

River Road 16, Dalhart 5

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Dalhart 400 010 0 — 5 3 3

Shiyan Lozano and Makanna Cooper. W— Lozano. 2B— RR: Lozano 2, Mykaela Sharp. HR— RR: Cooper. Records: River Road 8-11, 2-3; Dalhart 8-7, 3-2.

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