High School Softball Amarillo-area roundup


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Pampa’s Cambree Dyer delivers a base-hit against Borger during a District 4-4A game at the Lady Harvester Softball Complex on Tuesday. [James Abel/ Press Pass Sports]

District 4-4A 

Pampa beats up Borger to stay atop district lead 

After a wild start to District 4-4A through the first four games, Pampa continues to stay atop the league lead earning another win on Tuesday.

The Lady Harvesters were able to defend their home field by run-ruling Borger in a 10-0 win that lasted five innings.

The Lady Harvesters improve to 4-1 through the first five games of 4-4A and are now 9-7 overall. Borger, which was off to a 2-1 start to district, have suddenly lost back-to-back games after a loss to Canyon, 12-0, on Monday. The Lady Bulldogs (10-14) are now 2-3 in district play.

Pampa pitcher Kynleigh Kirby was dealing in the circle keeping Borger hitting completely off balance. Kirby tossed all five innings, scattered two hits without allowing a run and ended the game sitting 11 Lady Bulldog hitters down.

Offensively, Carsyn Hunt was 2-for-2 with an RBI, Cambree Dyer drove in a run and Briley Daniels was a perfect 2-for-2 with a triple and an RBI.

Canyon edges Randall

In a game that was pushed to Wednesday to an umpire shortage, the Canyon Lady Eagles were able to rally with a three-run sixth inning to earn a hard fought 4-2 win over rival Randall during a District 4-4A showdown at the Double Eagle Softball Park.

Randall led 2-1 heading into the bottom of the sixth until the Lady Eagles turned on the offense. Amber Bertoni tied the game, 2-2, on a fielder’s choice that scored Brenna Edwards. Canyon then took the lead for good on a clutch double from Kamrin Gutierrez that plated Addison Ralston and Bertoni giving Canyon a 4-2 advantage.

Randall did get a runner on in the top of the seventh, however, pitcher Brinley Hightower was able to get three straight outs to seal the victory.

Hightower threw all seven innings giving up nine hits but only an earned run with four strikeouts to get the win.

Edwards was 2-for-3 at the plate with an RBI and Maddie Hight was 2-for-3 with a double. Despite the loss, Kaley Wiseman was 2-for-4 with both RBIs for the Lady Raiders.

Canyon, which also blanked Borger 12-0 on Monday, improves to 12-10 overall and 3-2 in 4-4A. Randall sees a two-game win streak halted falling to 2-3 in the league and 12-13 overall.

West Plains run-rules Hereford 

West Plains is back in the win column after falling to Randall on Friday.

The Lady Wolves stormed out to a comfortable lead and never looked back run-ruling Hereford 12-2 at home on Tuesday afternoon.

Desiree Hernandez provided all the offense West Plains needed as the shortstop was a single short of the cycle going 3-for-3 that saw a homer, a double, and a triple totaling five RBIs and scored a pair of runs.

Helping out on the effort, Kaydence Singletary who went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBIs. Jalyen Kaps was stellar in the circle throwing a complete game with 13 strikeouts.

West Plains is now 3-2 in District 4-4A and 8-14-2 overall. Hereford drops to 3-2 in the league and 11-11 overall.

Dumas handles Perryton 

Dumas opened the game with a 12-run first inning and cruised from that point forward to take down Perryton 29-3 at home on Tuesday afternoon.

The Demonettes have now put together back-to-back District 4-4A victories moving to 3-2 and 17-6 overall. Perryton’s struggles continue as the Rangerettes fall to 3-13 overall and 0-5.

Lisbeth Quiroz was one of five players to hit homers for Dumas highlighting the effort with a grand slam. Aaliyah Chairez homered, Emarie Marquez went yard as did Amery Casanova and Mia Fry.

Fry also worked four innings in the circle with five strikeouts.

Bryleigh Carr of Sanford-Fritch celebrates after hitting a home run against Sunray during District 1-2A game on Wednesday at the Lady Eagles Softball Complex. [James Abel/ Press Pass Sports]

District 1-2A

Sanford-Fritch uses big inning to take out Sunray

In a battle for first place supremacy on the line, Sanford-Fritch used a big fourth inning that lifted the Lady Eagles past Sunray 10-6 at home on Wednesday afternoon.

The Lady Eagles (12-5 overall) stay perfect in the District 1-2A race at 4-0 while the Lady Bobcats (7-1) suffer their first loss on the year dropping to 2-1 in the league.

Sunray held a 2-0 lead after Mia Gray delivered a two-run home run to kick things off in the top of the first. Up 3-0 heading into the bottom of the fourth and Gray cruising in the circle, the Fritch bats finally woke up posting five runs in the bottom of the fourth alone to take a 5-3 advantage.

The inning was highlighted by a Varah Vaughn two-run single that put the Lady Eagles up 5-3. Fritch then got some insurance in the fifth when Lexi Bridwell hit a base clearing triple that scored three runs and gave the Lady Eagles an 8-3 advantage they’d never relinquish.

Bryleigh Carr helped out the Fritch offense going 2-for-4 with a homer and two RBIs. Emily Wade was gutsy in the circle throwing all seven innings allowing three earned runs with an eye-opening 12 strikeouts.

The loss spoils a tremendous offensive effort from Gray who hit two home runs for Sunray to finish with three RBIs.

Clarendon rolls past West Texas High 

Clarendon racked up 17 hits on the way to a 16-1 blowout against West Texas High on Tuesday.

Kennadee Cummins did it all for the Lady Broncos going 3-for-3 at the plate that included a double, and triple finishing with two RBIs. Cummins also tossed all three innings of the run-rule win allowing four hits, one unearned run with five K’s.

Clarendon (17-3-1 overall) is now 2-1 in 1-2A. WT High falls to 5-4-1 and 1-2 in district.

In the other game out of the district Monday, Booker snuck past Claude 11-10.

District 3-5A

Caprock and Amarillo High get W’s

The Caprock Lady Longhorns were able to rebound after a district opening loss at Amarillo High last week.

Caprock put a solid effort together on Tuesday that resulted in a 6-3 home win over Tascosa in a District 3-5A clash.

The Lady Rebels held an early 2-0 lead until Caprock scored a pair of runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings to go up 6-2.

Grace Morales delivered a two-run homer for the Lady Longhorns in the win and Anahi Cadena was a strong compliment going 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs.

Amarillo High stayed unbeaten in 3-5A by blasting Palo Duro 30-0 on Tuesday.

The Lady Sandies (19-5 overall) improve to 2-0 in the district. Mykaela Samuels led AHS going 2-for-2 with a homer tallying four RBIs and scored three times.

District 1-3A

Dalhart rallies to stun River Road

Dalhart erased a four-run deficit by bringing across five runners in the bottom of the sixth inning to rally back for a thrilling 5-4 win over River Road in a District 1-3A opener on Tuesday at Dalhart.

The Lady Wildcats had gone up 4-0 thanks to scoring two runs in the first inning and two more in the top of the fifth.

However, Dalhart came roaring back in the bottom of the sixth. The comeback started with Maria Penunura solo homer cutting the deficit 4-1. Now 4-2, Liliana Orozco singled that scored Lexy Vasquez and Olivia Peavey on a throwing error tying the contest, 4-4.

The Lady Wolves then took the lead on a Hyer single that scored Lylianah Flores.

Sydni Hyer was gutsy in the circle going all seven innings, gave up five hits and overcame four walks to rack up 11 strikeouts.

Dalhart is 1-0 in the district and 8-7-1 overall. River Road drops to 0-1 in 1-3A and 12-7 overall.

Bushland, Tulia cruise to victories 

As expected, Bushland is the team to beat in District 1-3A and proved it once again by blasting Dimmitt 28-0 to open league action on Tuesday.

The Lady Falcons decimated Dimmitt pitching hitting nine home runs in the game. Slugger Abby Howell led the charge with two home runs. Teammates Chayney Snelson, Charley Spinks, Tatum Ainsworth, Jayce Ornales, Haylee Ruiz, Piper Francis and Riley Garner all got in on the long ball fun.

Standout and UT Tyler signee Brylee Adams threw a perfect game over five innings with 15 K’s.

Tulia had no problems in its District 1-3A opener by run-ruling Canadain 14-4.

The Lady Hornets improve to 12-8-2 overall and a 1-0 start to district. Canadian is now 5-5 overall and 0-1.

Cece Abeja hit a grand slam and went 2-for-3 finishing with those four RBIs to lead Tulia. Jerrica Brookins also homered finishing her day 2-for-3 with three runs driven in.

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