Ava Brown pitched a 20-strikeout perfect game as Lake Creek beat Magnolia 15-0 to wrap up its Region III-5A bi-district series in Mumford on Friday night.
The Lions (34-0) had just one defensive play to make on the night — a fly out to left fielder Shelby Winn in the bottom of the first. The rest of the Magnolia (12-13) outs on the night were strikeouts by Brown.
The series win is a first in program history for Lake Creek, which will face either Austin Anderson or Pflugerville Weiss in the area round next week.
The Lions led 9-0 after five innings Friday and that’s where the score stood until Lake Creek added six more in the top of the seventh.
Emiley Kennedy was 3 for 5 with a triple, a home run and four RBIs for the Lions. Madelyn Lopez, who was 3 for 4 with a double, also drove in four runs. Maddie McKee was 4 for 5 with four runs scored and three RBIs. Jenny Robison and Shelby Winn had two hits apiece. Robison doubled once and Winn doubled twice.
New Caney walks off to area
New Caney walked off to a 6-5 victory over Brenham on Friday, winning Game 3 of its Region III-5A bi-district series and advancing to the area round for the first time since 2013.
The game, played at Katy Paetow, was decided with back-to-back hits in the bottom of the seventh from the Lady Eagles (22-9).
Erin Plunkett tripled to right field with one out, then a Mya Bradshaw bunt brought her home.
New Caney led 2-1 after the opening inning Friday. After falling behind 5-2, the Lady Eagles evened the score with three runs in the bottom of the fifth.
The Cubettes hit a two-out triple in the top of the seventh, but Savannah Youngblood ended the scoring threat with a strikeout. Youngblood pitched a complete game with 10 hits allowed, four earned runs, six strikeouts and zero walks.
At the plate, Plunkett led the way, going 3 for 4 and scoring three times. Bradshaw was 2 for 3 with a run scored and the series-clinching RBI.
New Caney will face the winner of the Lockhart-Pflugerville Hendrickson bi-district series in the next round.
Oak Ridge moves on with shut out
Oak Ridge beat Aldine Eisenhower 17-0 in three innings Friday night to complete a sweep of its Region II-6A bi-district series.
The Lady War Eagles (21-5) moved on to the area round for the seventh-straight season with the win. Oak Ridge will face Bridgeland, a 19-1 winner over Klein Cain on Friday in a one-game bi-district series, in the area round next week.
On Friday, the Lady War Eagles jumped out to a 9-0 lead after one inning, then added eight more over the next two innings.
Kaitlynn Martinez and Ariel Redmond both had three hits in the win. Martinez, who homered, drove in four runs and scored twice. Redmond tripled, drove in three runs and scored once. Isabella Mazur was 2 for 3 and scored three times.
In the circle, Savanna Conway allowed one hit and struck out five in three innings.
The Woodlands advances with lopsided win
The Woodlands completed a Region II-6A bi-district sweep of Dekaney with a 38-2 five-inning win on Friday at Grand Oaks.
The Lady Highlanders (18-13) move on to the area round, where they’ll face the winner of the series between Klein and Langham Creek next week.
The Woodlands opened the game with 15 runs in the first inning, then led 18-0 after two innings. The Lady Highlanders added nine runs apiece in the third and fourth innings before scoring two more in the fifth. Dekaney plated both of its runs in the third inning.
Kayla Falterman was 5 for 5 with four runs scored and two RBIs in her leadoff spot. Megan Michalsky, Gabby Leach and Alannah Leach each had four hits. Both Leaches scored four times and drove in three runs. Michalsky scored five times. Jordan Jones was 3 for 5 with four runs scored and four batted in.
The Woodlands had 34 hits in the win and 14 different batters had at least one. The Lady Highlanders totaled 16 extra-base hits, 15 of which were doubles. Gabby Leach had three doubles, while Allanah Leach, Falterman and Jones all doubled twice.