Comments: Note the poll sequence is unchanged however thanks to many sending in record updates, I have corrected those.
In a word of explanation, records are really harder to validate than one might think. Class 5A number one Forney is either 20-1, 20-1, 17-3-1 or 16-1 depending on which media outlet or online web service you review. Reminder that several larger school junior varsity play in lower classification varsity tournaments so wins and losses should not reflect against the varsity. Forney coach Pat Eitel reported today that the Jackrabbits are 21-1 with only a 6-5 nine inning loss to Lovejoy marring their record. That is good enough for me. And congrats to the great start.
Crawford beat Valley Mills 9-0 and Hico 20-0 to improve to 17-3-1 while West is 18-2-1 and the new number one in class 3A after beating Whitney 8-3. Danielle Nors pitched the complete game one hitter and fanned five as West strummed out 11 hits.
In class 2A Harper was inadvertently listed twice in error and Honey Grove was omitted. Harper is 16 and Honey Grove 20 in the corrected poll.
In a late game this past Monday night, Milano clipped Thorndale 5-3 in eight innings to take over first place, and the polls came out prior to the game so next week will likely see a change in positions.
Class 6A top ranked and unbeaten Hendrickson edged Pflugerville 2-1 in eight innings while two time defending champion Cedar Ridge out-scored Westwood 12-7 and Round Rock crushed McNeil 18-1 to close out the first round of district 13-6A competition.
Lorena trailed Robinson 5-0 in district action then rallied for the victory as Emma Tindell had three hits including a grand slam and finished with five runs batted in in the 7-5 win over the Rockets.
Wall is 4-0 in district play after beating Big Lake 5-3 while another poll order changer occurred in East Texas when Angleton edged Richmond Foster 1-0. Angleton sophomore pitcher Aliyah Garcia (A&M Corpus Christi commit) struck out eight in the shutout win. Angleton’s run was scored by Ole Miss Commit Tate Whitley
Canyon beat Dumas 9-5 then rocked Caprock 10-1 to improve to 6-0 in district and 18-3 on the season. Waco midway crushed San Angelo Central 17-0 as both Camryn Collier and Sophie Wideman collected three hits in the run rule shortened contest.
Congratulations to the Lady Thunderbirds of El Paso Coronado. Coach Ashley Perez as the T-birds off to a 17-4 start. I nearly wrote Lubbock Coronado in respect to that traditional power but the El Paso team is red hot and flying high.
In Central Texas the battle royal is Friday night as defending 4A champion LaGrange hosts Giddings. Giddings beat Navasota and Caldwell 12-0 each in a pair of five inning contest as former LaGrange head coach Arthur Behrend guides his Buffaloes to the house of Leopards.
Beeville Jones is off to a 19-5 start and are 3-0 in district play, outscoring their opponents 37-2. Hardin is 14-3-1 and 6-0 in district while Liberty Hill is battering district opponents. Panther Samantha Barnett has 35 runs batted in with eight homerun while teammate Joely Williamson has seven dingers and 21 RBIs.
Grand view is 19-5, 6-0 and has won their six district game by a combined 85-4. Elgin and rouse share the district 19-5a lead after Rouse beat East View 4-2. East View had beaten Elgin 2-0 in their first meeting. Hooks beat Hughes Springs 6-3 to move into a tie for first. Marena Estell walked one and allowed two earned runs for Hooks who is 20-1-1
TGCA Editor in Chief
2017 Texas Girls Coaches Association Softball Poll
March 27, 2017
|3.||Riviera Kaufer 14-0|
|6.||Borden County 12-0|
|13.||Archer City 14-4-2|
|15.||Martin's Mill 10-2|
|19.||Three Rivers 13-3|
|20.||Honey Grove 9-4|
|22.||West Texas 13-5|
|4.||Little River Academy 18-6|
|5.||Pilot Point 20-1-1|
|7.||Hughes Springs 18-2|
|8.||Santa Gertrudis Academy 24-2|
|10.||New Diana 19-6|
|11.||White Oak 18-3|
|16.||San Diego 12-2|
|18.||New Boston 17-4|
|23.||West Rusk 16-5|
|24.||Mount Vernon 17-6|
|1.||Liberty Hill 20-1|
|3.||La Vernia 20-1|
|6.||Paris North Lamar 14-3|
|7.||Rio Hondo 15-4-1|
|21.||Canyon Lake 13-4|
|2.||Richmond Foster 17-2|
|3.||Lucas Lovejoy 19-3|
|6.||Corpus Christi Carroll 21-2-1|
|7.||El Paso Eastlake 20-3|
|8.||Barbers Hill 19-3|
|9.||Dripping Springs 20-5|
|10.||Texarkana Texas 18-3|
|13.||Santa Fe 16-3|
|16.||Arlington Heights 13-3|
|18.||Leander Rouse 17-5|
|19.||Port Lavaca Calhoun 18-4-1|
|20.||Frisco Wakeland 16-3|
|21.||Brownsville Veteran's Memorial 15-6|
|22.||Denton Ryan 17-5|
|23.||College Station 14-3|
|1.||Pflugerville Hendrickson 21-0|
|2.||San Antonio Lady Bird Johnson 18-1|
|5.||Aldine MacArthur 21-1|
|8.||Plano West 18-2|
|9.||San Antonio MacArthur 18-3|
|11.||Timber Creek 20-3|
|15.||Round Rock Cedar Ridge 17-4|
|16.||San Antonio Reagan 15-4|
|17.||Austin Bowie 15-3|
|20.||El Paso Coronado 17-4|
|21.||South San Antonio 19-2|
|22.||Deer Park 15-3|
|24.||San Antonio East Central 17-3-1|
|25.||New Braunfels Canyon 17-5|
COACHES CAREER COACHING VICTORIES: PLEASE SEE VOLLEYBALL AND BASKETBALL, SEND IN ALL TIME COACHING WINS (DON’T WORRY ABOUT LOSSES)
639: Clark, Laneigh, Pearland
588: Smith, Guyla- West
541: McClanahan, James- Fort Bend Ridge Point.
525: Johnson, Jimmy- Lubbock Coronado
509: Tuffy, Brien- Houston Bellaire.
500: Saucke, Mike: Hubbard
488: Wyrick, Julie- Spring
450: Murphy, Shelby- Columbia
423: Tressler, Richard L. - Edinburg North
411: Lewis, Kevin- Hillsboro
400: Sisson, David- Pflugerville
396: McCorkle, David- Alvin
350: Womack, Wade- Medina Valley and Dripping Springs
340: Yuma, Paul- Banquete, Skidmore-Tynan and Oden.
330: Wygle, Mark: DeLeon.
320: Stoughton, Cathy- McNeil and San Marcos
320: Kniffen, Justin- Harleton
318: Gates, tiffany- Baytown Sterling, Round Rock Westwood
300: Weiss, Wendy- Caldwell
305: Eitel, Pat- Hallsville
276: Morgan, Jason- Silsbee.
243: Prater (Kirkpatrick), Amie- Kennedale and Mansfield Legacy.
234: Crouch, Alisha- Wichita Falls Rider
202: Qualls, Gary: Caddo Mills and Athens
101: Snell, Katy- Lockhart
74: Poehler, Brian- Keller