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High school softball: Fab Fives and notes


• Class 6A

1. Cedar Ridge (19-5)

2. Hendrickson (21-1)

3. Hays (15-8)

4. Bowie (18-4)

5. San Marcos (15-12)

• Class 5A

1. Elgin (19-5)

2. Rouse (20-5)

3. Dripping Springs (25-6)

4. Austin (13-4)

5. Lockhart (19-6)

• Class 4A and below

1. Liberty Hill (25-1-1)

2. La Grange (16-7)

3. Thorndale (19-6)

4. Giddings (20-7)

5. Salado (20-5)


La Grange senior Darby Fitzpatrick hurled back-to-back perfect games last week as the Leopards won a pair of five-inning contests, defeating Navasota 12-0 and Smithville 13-0. In the victories, Fitzpatrick recorded a total of 19 strikeouts. With its victory over Navasota last Friday, La Grange extended its winning streak in district play to 66 games and recorded the program’s 600th win all-time. … Senior Ashley Arellano delivered a game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the seventh inning as Del Valle handed Bowie its first loss in District 14-6A play. The 6-5 loss to the Cardinals last week dropped the Bulldogs into a tie with San Marcos for the district lead. Bowie rebounded to blank Manor 11-0 Wednesday. … San Marcos kept pace with Bowie by beating Del Valle 13-3 this week as Rattlers P Ciara Bosquez allowed three hits. Andrea Garcia had three RBIs for the Rattlers while teammate Olivia Lantigua tripled and scored twice. … Hays blanked Leander 11-0 to clinch the District 25-6A championship. C Abbie Blackwell tripped and drove in two runs while Jordan Tovar added three RBIs. … Tori McCann struck out eight and scattered five hits as Cedar Ridge beat Round Rock 3-1 to clinch a playoff spot out of District 13-6A. Erika Richardson homered for the Raiders. … In another 13-6A contest, Hendrickson shut out McNeil 12-0 as Hope Trautwein hit a three-run homer, piled up four RBIs and recorded a pitching win. … Kiele Miller homered and drove in three runs to help Dripping Springs blank Alamo Heights 16-0 and improve to 11-1 in District 26-5A contests. Ryann Campbell added two doubles and three RBIs for the Tigers, whose second baseman, Camille Corona, is batting .484 on the season with 39 steals. … Amber Wiggins raised her pitching record to 16-0 as Liberty Hill — the top-ranked team in the latest Class 4A state poll released by Texas Girls Coaches Association — defeated Caldwell 8-1. Wiggins struck out 10 in four innings while Samantha Barnett smacked three doubles for the Panthers. Barnett and teammate Joely Williamson both have eight home runs this season. … Giddings, which remains a game behind first-place La Grange in District 20-4A, rolled past Navasota 16-0 and will face the visiting Leopards on Tuesday. In their previous meeting on March 31, La Grange beat the Lady Buffs 5-4.


• Tuesday

(All games at 7 p.m.)

Round Rock at Hendrickson

Vista Ridge at Lake Travis

Elgin at Rouse

La Grange at Giddings

— Butch Hart, AA-S correspondent

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