Texas Girls Coaches Association

Softball Poll

Comments:  We include the previous year’s results and all tournament tmas to honor those players one final time.  Reminders:  the defending state champion is still number one until the season begins and, sadly, there is not a separate 1A poll, those schools are included in the 2A poll so 2A has two number 1 teams (1A champion Slocum and 2A winner Bells until the games begin.

Here is a note form the preseason tournament in Round Rock that I observed.

ROUND ROCK_ Houston Bellaire defeated Dripping Springs 3-2 for the championship of the 19th Annual Round Rock Invitational at Old Settler’s Park Sunday afternoon in an event hosted by the Friends of Round rock Softball.

Tournament director Derek Horton runs this event which features high school teams without coaches as the University Interscholastic league season does not officially begin until the end of the January but the competition on the field will warm as are the forecasted temperatures.

“We had much better weather this year, our actual team count was down a bit form last year when winter just pounded us but we still had 34 teams which is the largest pre-UIl tournament in the state,” said Horton.

The schools come from as far West as El Paso Montwood, from Lubbock and Frenship out in the Panhandle, to North Forney and Ennis from the Dallas Metroplex and the competition is fierce for the first organized event of the year.

“The level of play is really good, of course high school coaches can’t coach but they are all here to watch, it is the first other school competition of the season for these teams,’ Horton said.

The top three team finishers are all ranked in the Texas Girls Coaches Association pre-season top ten due out next week.  Tournament champion Bellaire is a 6A power form the Houston area while Central Texas 5A stalwart Dripping Sprigs is loaded again this season.  Bellaire beat Dripping Springs 3-2 in bracket play of the double elimination event then eliminated the Tigers 3-2 again in the finals.

Dripping Springs beat 6A Round Rock 7-2 leaving the lady Dragons in fourth place then beat Class 4A state power Giddings 5-1 to earn the re-match with Bellaire.

“This is a great tournament,” said an on-looking Dripping Springs varsity coach Wade Womack as the veteran coach was sitting back and away from the teams and spectators, “The teams are having fun, weather is a lot better this year and the competition is impressive.

After Round Rock in fourth, the two teams tying for fifth place were Belton and Lake Travis while LaGrange and Hallettsville tied for seventh place.  The format allows all entrants four games minimum according to Horton.

“Every team gets two pool play games then we go to a double elimination bracket so all 34 teams got at least four games with Drippings Springs playing the most at eight games after playing through the consolation bracket back into the finals.

The event has seen nine eventual state champions over the season as well as more than 30 state tournament qualifiers and given the field this season, those numbers are likely to grow.

2017 UIL Softball State Tournament Results
1A Semifinals
Hermleigh defeated Dodd City 20-19
Slocum defeated Bartlett 10-5
1A Finals
Slocum defeated Hermleigh 10-0

2A Semifinals
Shiner defeated Woden 5-1
Bells defeated Archer City 3-1
2A Finals
Bells defeated Shiner 7-6

3A Semifinals
Santa Gertrudis Academy defeated Brock 8-2
Little River Academy defeated Hughes Springs 3-2
3A Finals
Little River Academy defeated Santa Gertrudis Academy 5-3

4A Semifinals
Krum defeated Beeville Jones 9-0
Liberty Hill defeated Vernon 6-2
4A Finals
Krum defeated Liberty Hill 4-3

5A Semifinals
The Colony defeated Canyon 3-0
Willis defeated Dripping Springs 5-0
5A Finals
The Colony defeated Willis 5-2

6A Semifinals
Keller defeated Deer Park 5-2
Austin Bowie defeated Northside Brennan 2-1
6A Finals
Keller defeated Austin Bowie 5-1

 2017 UIL Softball State All-Tournament Teams
2017 UIL Softball State All-Tournament Teams
(As selected by the Texas Girls Coaches Association)
* Denotes Championship Game MVP as selected by the media
Conference 1A


Pitcher

Jalyn Fletcher*

So.

Slocum

Cather

Briley Evers

Jr.

Slocum

1B

Kara Cumby

So.

Slocum

2B

Courtney January

So.

Slocum

3B

De’ljiah Pope

Sr.

Bartlett

SS

Lillyan Digby

So.

Hermleigh

OF

Sandra Carr

So.

Hermleigh

OF

Shelby Bowman

Jr.

Slocum

OF

Taylor Clark

So.

Slocum

Utility

Madelyn Underwood

Jr.

Dodd City

Conference 2A


Pitcher

Cheyenne Floyd*

Fr.

Bells

Cather

Ashley Sloan

Jr.

Bells

1B

Claire Patek

Sr.

Shiner

2B

Lauren Schuette

Sr.

Shiner

3B

C.J. Crane

Sr.

Bells

SS

Kailey Williams

Jr.

Shiner

OF

Mackinly Pilat

Sr.

Shiner

OF

Kassidy Bishop

Sr.

Shiner

OF

Bella Smith

Fr.

Bells

Utility

Kylie Stubbs

Sr.

Bells

Conference 3A


Pitcher

Gaby Hay*

Sr.

Little River Academy

Cather

Destini Hulsey

Sr.

Little Rive Academy

1B

Bailey Wagner

Jr.

Brock

2B

Ali Salinas

So.

Santa Gertrudis Academy

3B

Jackie De Los Santos

Jr.

Santa Gertrudis Academy

SS

Alyssa Gonzalez

Jr.

Santa Gertrudis Academy

OF

Lenzi Stewart

Sr.

Little River Academy

OF

Makayla Henry

Jr.

Littler River Academy

OF

Kylah Hulsey

So.

Little River Academy

Utility

Saidi Castillo

Jr.

Santa Gertrudis Academy

Conference 4A


Pitcher

Tristan Bridges*

Jr.

Krum

Cather

Morgan Sebastian

Jr.

Krum

1B

Samantha Barnett

Sr.

Liberty Hill

2B

Jessalyn Burkett

So.

Beeville Jones

3B

Regan Smith

Jr.

Krum

SS

Joely Williamson

Sr.

Liberty Hill

OF

Maddie Goin

Jr.

Krum

OF

McKenna Bruce

Sr.

Krum

OF

Carissa Garza

So.

Liberty Hill

Utility

Avery Williams

Sr.

Krum

Conference 5A


Pitcher

Karlie Charles*

So.

Lewisville The Colony

Cather

Jacee Hamlin

Fr.

Lewisville The Colony

1B

Suzy Lopez

Jr.

Willis

2B

Camille Corona

So.

Dripping Springs

3B

Samara Lagway

Jr.

Willis

SS

Jayda Coleman

Fr.

Lewisville The Colony

OF

Haley Ramsey

Sr.

Lewisville The Colony

OF

Morgan Olson

Sr.

Lewisville The Colony

OF

Hannah Earls

Fr.

Willis

Utility

Casey Dixon

Sr.

Willis

Conference 6A


Pitcher

Dylann Kaderka

So.

Keller

Cather

Courtney Cagle

Jr.

Keller

1B

Sierra Schottler

Fr.

Northside Brennan

2B

Nikki Gil

Sr.

Austin Bowie

3B

Meagan Ramos

Sr.

Austin Bowie

SS

Kasey Simpson

Jr.

Keller

OF

Amanda Desario

So.

Keller

OF

Caraline Woodall

So.

Keller

OF

Jacqueline Ramos

Sr.

Austin Bowie

Utility

Camryn Woodall*

Sr.

Keller

State Champions 2017

1A: Slocum
2A: Bells
3A; Little River Academy
4A: Krum
5A: Lewisville The Colony
6A: Keller

State Champions 2016
2A: Shiner
3A; West
4A: LaGrange
5A: Birdville
6A: Keller

Butch Hart
TGCA Editor in Chief
Sports Polls
ejhartvb@yahoo.com


2018 Texas Girls Coaches Association Pre-Season Softball Poll
January 22, 2018

 
     
 
    Class 2A
     
  1t. Bells
  1t. Slocum
  2. Shiner
  3. Petrolia
  4. Woden
  5. Archer City
  6. Weimar
  7. Riviera Kaufer
  8. Tom Bean
  9. Joaquin
  10. Martin's Mill
 
    Class 3A
     
  1. Little River Academy
  2. Santa Gertrudis Academy
  3. Brock
  4. Howe
  5. Hughes Springs
  6. Grandview
  7. Peaster
  8. Jourdanton
  9. Woodville
  10. Hallettsville
 
  Class 4A
     
  1. Krum
  2. Liberty Hill
  3. Carthage
  4. Beeville A.C. Jones
  5. Vernon
  6. Giddings
  7. Rio Hondo
  8. Andrews
  9. Little Cypress-Mauriceville
  10. LaGrange
 
  Class 5A
     
  1. Lewisville The Colony
  2. Dripping Springs
  3. Willis
  4. Canyon
  5. Forney
  6. Barbers Hill
  7. El Paso Chapin
  8. Birdville
  9. Elgin
  10. Aledo
 
  Class 6A
     
  1. Keller
  2. Deer Park
  3. Northside San Antonio Brennan
  4. Houston Bellaire
  5. Katy
  6. Plano West
  7. New Braunfels Canyon
  8. The Woodlands
  9. El Paso Coronado
  10. Round Rock Cedar Ridge

 


COACHES CAREER COACHING VICTORIES:  PLEASE SEE VOLLEYBALL AND BASKETBALLSEND IN ALL TIME COACHING WINS (DON’T WORRY ABOUT LOSSES)

681: Smith, Guyla- West
637: Clark, Laneigh, Pearland
557: Johnson, Jimmy- Lubbock Coronado
555: McClanahan, James- Fort Bend Ridge Point.
509: Overton, Wes- Midland
509: Tuffy, Brien- Houston Bellaire.
500: Saucke, Mike: Hubbard
488: Wyrick, Julie- Spring
450: Murphy, Shelby- Columbia
447: Tressler, Richard L. - Edinburg North
419: Sisson, David- Pflugerville 
411: Lewis, Kevin- Hillsboro
402: Mills, Kevin- El Paso Chapin
396: McCorkle, David- Alvin
382: Womack, Wade- Medina Valley and Dripping Springs
340: Yuma, Paul- Banquete, Skidmore-Tynan and Oden.
339: Kniffen, Justin- Harleton
337: McFall, Rob- White Oak
335; Behrend, Arthur- LaGrange and Giddings.
332: Gates, Tiffany- Baytown Sterling, Round Rock Westwood
330: Wygle, Mark: DeLeon.
320: Stoughton, Cathy- McNeil and San Marcos.
300: Weiss, Wendy- Caldwell.
305: Eitel, Pat- Hallsville.
302: Weese, Jason: Ira, Littlefield, The Colony and College Park.
276: Morgan, Jason- Silsbee.
263: Mikeska, Mike: Hallettsville.
243: Prater (Kirkpatrick), Amie- Kennedale and Mansfield Legacy.
234: Crouch, Alisha- Wichita Falls Rider
232: Poehler, Brian- Keller
230: Hudgeons, Charles: Simms-bowie and Normangee.
202: Qualls, Gary: Caddo Mills and Athens
154: Beltran, J.D. - Medina Valley
124: Snell, Katy- Lockhart

 

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