High school softball: Fab Fives and notes


FAB FIVES

• Class 6A

1. Cedar Ridge (21-5)

2. Hendrickson (23-1)

3. Bowie (19-3)

4. San Marcos (17-12)

5. Hays (16-9)

• Class 5A

1. Rouse (23-5)

2. Dripping Springs (27-6)

3. Elgin (20-5)

4. Austin (15-3-4)

5. Lockhart (19-6)

• Class 4A and below

1. Liberty Hill (27-1-1)

2. La Grange (18-7)

3. Giddings (22-7)

4. Thorndale (20-7)

5. Salado (21-6)

DIAMOND BITS

Vista Ridge handed Hays its first loss in District 25-6A play last week, winning 9-8 as Kristian Chapa drove in four runs. The Rangers, who will play Westlake on Friday, still have a chance to finish second in the district race. Hays rebounded to shut out Vandegrift 13-0 Tuesday as Rebels right-hander Maxine Valdez fanned 15. … Lake Travis, one of three teams tied for second in District 25-6A, defeated Vista Ridge 10-6 Tuesday, when Aspen Howie and Allie Dalle hit back-to-back homers for the Cavaliers (18-8, 7-4). … Tevanae Tate crushed a three-run homer to help Rouse beat Elgin 6-4 and clinch at least a share of the District 19-5A title. … Alex McLennan recorded a no-hitter as Bowie blanked Akins 18-0 Tuesday. Deja Hubbard drove in five runs for the Bulldogs, and teammates Sarah Williamson and Jackie Ramos each had three RBIs. … San Marcos sophomore Ysa Gonzales, who spent nine months recovering from a knee injury, hit an inside-the-park home run in a 9-3 victory over Anderson on Tuesday. San Marcos and Bowie share the 14-6A lead and will decide the district champ when they play Friday night. … Laurie Lawrence allowed five hits and struck out seven as Pflugerville defeated Westwood 8-2 to clinch at least a tie for fourth in District 13-6A. Shortstop Amber Gonzales had two RBIs for the Panthers, who will face Stony Point on Friday to close the regular season. … Stony Point thumped McNeil 16-2 as Laura Despres smacked a grand slam and teammate Sarah Pederzani hit a two-run homer. The Tigers are on the brink of a berth in the Class 6A playoffs are failing to qualify for the postseason in 2016. … Elsewhere in 13-6A, Hendrickson blanked Round Rock 2-0 in a game matching two playoff qualifiers. Hope Trautwein picked up the win while giving up three hits and fanning 11. Round Rock’s Nikki Ramirez allowed two unearned runs and three hits. She struck out six.

GAMES TO WATCH

• Friday

(All games at 7 p.m.)

Bowie vs. San Marcos (Butler Fields, No. 1)

Westlake at Vista Ridge

Rouse at Bastrop

La Grange at Giddings

— Butch Hart, AA-S correspondent



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