Wimberley baseball, softball still rolling in postseason

It’s been a two-for-one postseason in Wimberley this spring.

As the playoffs continue in UIL softball and baseball, Wimberley’s one of only two Austin-area schools to have teams still competing in both sports. And last week, the two Texans squads defeated a common opponent — Columbus — to advance in the postseason.

On the softball side, the Texans swept Columbus in two games in a best-of-three Class 4A regional quarterfinal. They won the decisive game 3-2 when junior Zorina Weed drove in in the winning run in the 10th inning. Overall, Weed has batted .667 during the postseason and scored 12 runs. Teammate Jacqueline Johnson, a junior, has eight RBIs during the playoffs.

In 11 innings pitched against Columbus, junior Bayleigh Grogan allowed one earned run while striking out 10. Freshman Caroline Cagle tossed five innings for the Texans, not allowing an earned run while fanning seven. Grogan also has five RBIs in the postseason.

“The thing that stands out to me the most is how well these girls work together,” said Texans softball coach Chris Farias. “They all love each other and get along great. Our pre-game ritual consists of a game of kickball followed by a dance party.”

The baseball series between Wimberley and Columbus stretched to three games, with the Texans posting shutout victories in the opener and the deciding contest.

Junior Jo Jo Weeks homered and tossed a two-hit shutout in Game 3, which the Texans won 5-0 thanks in part to Corbett Snoe’s two-run triple. Wimberley senior Blake Kincaid finished with three RBIs in the series and has scored six runs in the playoffs.

Junior Cole Spillar allowed three hits as Wimberley blanked Columbus 2-0 in the series opener. He has a 2-0 record in the postseason with a 1.23 ERA. Overall, senior Gavin Gonzales has driven in six runs for the Texans in the playoffs and he’s also scored four times.

Next up for Wimberley in the softball playoffs will be Rio Hondo. The teams will begin a best-of-three series Friday in Sinton.

On the baseball side, the Texans were scheduled to open a best-of-three series against Boerne on Thursday night.

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