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TGCA Sports Polls
2014 Texas Girls Coaches Association Softball Poll
April 7, 2014
TEN SOFTBALL HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK (no specific order, just highlights)
1. Class 3A LaGrange has won 27 straight games since a season opening loss to Pearland.
2. Mesquite Poteet scored 14 runs in the third inning of a run ruled shortened 16-0 win over Newman-Smith.
3. The Groesbeck Goats slammed eight homeruns in one game, a 28-9 win over Fairfield. Eight in one game is among the top I have heard in my 22 years covering UIL softball. I know of 12, please let me know if you have heard of others eight or more in a single game.
4. Leading the Goats homerun barrage was Jamie Madison who had three homeruns, two intentional walks then a fourth homerun, driving in 12 runs in that victory. Madison has 12 home runs with 44 RBIs on the season.
5. Class 3A Lampasas is 18-5 on the season and has 26 homeruns as a team led by freshman Kloe Corbin who has 8 homeruns.
6. Tayor Fraccastoro of Little Cypress-Mauriceville had four triples as LCM blanked Ozen 18-0. Fraccastoro had six RBIs in the game.
7. Rachel Holland is hitting .750 (39-52) while Hannah Wallace is hitting .623 with 33 hits to lead Pearce to their best ever 19-1 softball season.
8. There are only three remaining unbeaten teams in the state: Hawley, Barbers Hill and Crawford (although Crawford does have a tie).
9. Kayla Ober of Katy Cinco Ranch is 19-1 on the season after a 3-2 win over top ten opponent Houston Bellaire.
10. Caldwell (20-2) is 6-0 in district 18-3A and has outscored opponents 63-2.
|13.||Santa Anna (11-3)|
|17.||Archer City (14-4)|
|24.||Dodd City (14-7)|
|29.||Sam Rayburn (11-9)|
|Comments: The Alto Lady Jackets defeated the Mount Enterprise Galcats in double header 13-3 and 18-2 sand improved to 9-0 in District 21A. The Santa Anna Lady Mountaineers are 8-0 in district and 11-3 overall in 1A district 2. Petrolia checked in at 16-4 after beating Seymour 15-0, 15-3 while out-scoring opponents 231-67. Lockney ripped new Deal 16-0 in five innings while sundown beat Ralls 11-2. Woodsboro beat Pettus on Friday 7-4. Season record is 13-4 and district record is 9-1. Pitcher Jamie Wilson had 14 strikeouts (13-3, 9-1). Toni Martinez hit a 3 run homerun. Hubbard beat mart 14-5. Fruitvale beat martin’s mill 13-2. Thrall improved to 6-0 in district by beating Holland 14-4 and blanking Granger 11-0. Shiner beat Flatonia 9-8 in 8 innings.|
|3.||Hughes Springs (16-1)|
|8.||Pilot Point (21-5)|
|9.||East Bernard (16-10)|
|10.||Vanderbilt Industrial (19-2)|
|12.||Santa Gertrudis Academy (23-6)|
|19.||Lone Oak (20-5)|
|25.||Little River Academy (18-3)|
|26.||Mount Vernon (20-5)|
|29.||Van Alstyne (19-5)|
|Comments: Franklin blasted Anderson-Shiro 18-0 as Kyla Walker had four hits and scored five runs while Madie Nelson had two hits and drove in five runs as Franklin improved to 9-0 in district. Bushland Falcons soared back up the polls after reporting their results which included a 27-0 win over Childress to open district action. Defending state champion Pilot Point finally checked in with results and is 8-0 in district with wins over Chisum, Van Alstyne and Caddo Mills. Pilot Point has not lost to a team lower than class 4A on the season. Little River Academy out-scored Lexington 20-13 registering 21 hits while Ponder beat Brock 9-4. Brock rebounded to drill 25-3. Chelsea Arlington of Boyd hurled a one hitter as Boyd dumped Ponder 7-0 for Ponder’s first district loss. Arlington had three hits in the victory. Natalia is hot, again, beating Randolph 15-0 and Dilley 15-0. Roller coaster week for Clyde who beat Merkel 17-1 then was blanked against highly regarded Hawley 5-0. Salado swept Florence 2-1 and Lexington 10-5 to improve to 9-1 in district. Eat Bernard beat Danbury 4-0 as Sam Snow makes her mark in district action. Crawford keeps winning, latest to fall; Bruceville Eddy 14-4 and Troy 12-0, both good teams. Vanderbilt Industrial beat Bloomington 15-0. Santa Gertrudis Academy beat bishop 5-2 to improve to 9-0 in district. Lone Oak improves to 20 - 5 after defeating Grand Saline 7 to 0 and Commerce 4 to 3. Lone Oak is now 10 -1 in District and in1st place. Commerce is 2nd and Alba Golden 3rd. Mt Vernon won both games this week defeating DeKalb 13-1 and cooper 23-0. Pitcher-short stop Sarah Johnson has homered in three consecutive games giving her 8 for the season.|
|4.||Liberty Hill (20-5)|
|13.||Pollok Central (18-6)|
|14.||Iowa Park (17-2)|
|19.||Bridge City (18-6)|
|Comments: Missy Zach fired a no hitter as LaGrange beat Yoakum 10-0 and Cuero 19-0. LaGrange has not lost since their season opening game 6-2 to Pearland at the Brenham tournament. Lampasas beat Burnet 11-3. Devine beat Hondo 9-1 and Crystal city 12-0. Liberty Hill swatted Llano 9-1 while Brownwood shutout burnet 7-0 and Gatesville shocked Lampasas 10-9. Sweeny checked off win number 20 while Columbia kept pace in district play at 4-1. Caldwell Hornets beat Taylor 14-0 and run rule them in the 5th inning in Taylor on Friday to start the second round of district. Caldwell is now 6-0 in district 18 3A and has outscored their opponents 63-2 in district play also pitcher Casey Kauder had 9 strike outs on the mound to move her total strike out to 163 K's on the year!|
|1.||Barbers Hill (21-0)|
|4.||Medina Valley (26-2)|
|5.||North Forney (20-3)|
|9.||Richmond Foster (21-2)|
|10.||Mansfield Legacy (19-3)|
|12.||Frisco Centennial (21-2)|
|15.||Little Cypress Mauriceville (21-6)|
|16.||Dripping Springs (22-5)|
|18.||Burleson Centennial (19-3)|
|19.||The Colony (17-4)|
|22.||Pearland Dawson (18-6)|
|25.||Denton Guyer (20-4)|
|26.||El Paso Chapin (21-7)|
|28.||East View (23-4)|
|29.||Magnolia West (18-6)|
|Comments: Mesquite Poteet beat Newman Smith 16-0 in three innings as Cassie Vasquez fanned five and allowed one hit. Four different Pirates had at least three RBIs. Centennial beat Prosper 16-10 as the two teams combined for 35 hits. Hutto beat Elgin 3-2 then scored 28 runs on Connally. Vidor is 23-4, 11-0 after beating Lumberton 9-3. Littlie Cypress Mauriceville beat Nederland 3-1 and Ozen 18-0. LCM pitcher Hope Russell has not allowed an earned run in the past four games. Barbers Hill remains undefeated, 21-0. Dayton solid second place. . Frisco Centennial clipped Liberty 12-5 but in a pair of District 9 upsets, Heritage beat The Colony 6-3 and Little Elm surprised Frisco 7-5. Richmond Foster’s Kristen Clark hurled a pair of shutouts allowing a combined three this while striking out 19 in 12 innings, Clark had six hits in eight at bats including two homeruns and seven RBIs. Azle beat Denton Guyer 4-1. Hutto has swept Elgin this season winning 15-0 and 3-2|
|1.||Katy Cinco Ranch (19-1)|
|3.||Flower Mound (20-5)|
|5.||The Woodlands (23-2)|
|6.||Deer Park (21-4)|
|7.||Cypress Fairbanks (18-1)|
|9.||Houston Bellaire (20-4)|
|10.||Lubbock Coronado (22-2)|
|11.||Plano West (18-6)|
|12.||Houston MacArthur (20-4)|
|13.||Austin Westlake (20-7)|
|14.||McKinney Boyd (16-4)|
|15.||College Park (16-3)|
|18.||El Paso Montwood (17-6)|
|19.||Edinburg North (19-4)|
|20.||Humble Kingwood (15-7)|
|21.||San Benito (20-4)|
|22.||Converse Judson (22-7)|
|23.||San Antonio Johnson (19-6)|
|25.||San Marcos (21-9)|
|26.||Mansfield Timberview (16-5)|
|27.||Round Rock (15-9)|
|29.||Austin Bowie (15-7)|
|Comments: San Benito continued their torrid pace by shutting out PSJA North 8-0. Rains hit the Metroplex but not before Plano West tied up district standing by beating McKinney Boyd 5-4. Bellaire beat Chavez 13-1 then had a barn burner losing to top ranked Cinco Ranch 3-2. Kayla Ober scattered seven hits for Cinco Ranch while Jordin Wilkins was 2-3 with the game winning RBI. Houston MacArthur has won 15 straight games and is 11-0 in district play. El Paso Montwood won twice beating Eldorado 18-10 and El Paso Americas 13-2. Austin Westlake beat Bowie 12-9 then Bowie blasted Austin High. Pflugerville beat Round Rock 7-5 then slammed McNeil 16-3. Jackie Raymond of round Rock had four hits including a homerun in the loss while Cedar Ridge shocked Stony Point 7-3.|