Texas A&M signee Emiley Kennedy helped Lake Creek kick off the 2021 season in a big way.
The senior pitched a 14-strikeout no-hitter as the Lions topped Bryan 3-0 at home Tuesday night.
Both Kennedy and Vikings pitcher Jessica Adams were both perfect through four innings. Kennedy broke up Adams’ perfection with a single in the bottom of the fifth inning. Her courtesy runner, Bre Hagerly, scored on a Kalee Rochinski single to break the scoreless tie.
Bryan left two runners on base in the seventh inning -- one reached via error, the other was hit by a pitch to break up the perfect game.
Adams pitched six innings, allowed two hits, earned one run and struck out eight.
In the sixth inning, the Lions added two more runs as Maddie McKee and Caelee Clark both scored on errors.
Lake Creek competes in the Pasadena Haynie Spirit Tournament, which begins Thursday.
Porter walks off to win over College Park
Porter didn’t score until the final inning of its 2-1 walk-off win over College Park on Tuesday night.
The Spartans (1-0) trailed by a run entering the bottom of the seventh inning. Ella Brown walked to open the home half, then scored to tie the game on Christina Jackson’s single. Makaylee Ellenberger’s hard grounder led to an error that produced the game-winning run. Angelica Reyes scored the winning run. Reyes was running for Valorye Weaver, who was hit by a pitch to reach first base.
Jackson and College Park’s Kaitlyn Corn were the only two players with two hits in the low-scoring game.
Ariel Gomez scored the Cavaliers (0-1) run in the top of the third on an error.
Both teams used just one pitcher in the game, and both topped 100 pitches. Porter’s Isabella Garley allowed four hits, struck out four and walked three. College Park’s Emily Robinson allowed five hits, struck out seven and walked two.
College Park competes in the Crosby Tournament, which begins Thursday. Porter begins the Clear Creek ISD Tournament the same day.
Magnolia rolls to win
Magnolia rolled to a 13-0 win in five innings over Caney Creek on Tuesday in non-district action.
The Bulldogs (1-0) had a few standouts in the win. Alyssa Kimbrell was 2 for 2 with a double, triple and three RBIs. Kylee Drake was 3 for 3 with a double and two RBIs. Madison Saldana drove in two runs as well.
Caney Creek (0-2) competes in the Crosby Tournament, which begins Thursday. Magnolia is at Jersey Village at 6 p.m. Friday in non-district action.
Grand Oaks tops Spring
Grand Oaks piled up hits in its 11-6 win over Spring on Tuesday in non-district action.
The Grizzlies (2-0) totaled 15 hits and had five players with two or more. Morgan Yeager was 3 for 4 with four RBIs. Jacey Meade was 3 for 4 with two RBIs and a home run, and Avery Pemberton was 3 for 3 with two runs driven in and a double. Carissa Villarreal had a double and an RBI in her 2 for 4 effort, and Kourtney Bellinger was 2 for 5.
The Grizzlies led 3-0 after opening inning before Spring battled back to tied the game at three. Grand Oaks later led 6-3, then the Lions put three runs on the board in the top of the sixth. In the home half of the sixth inning, the Grizzlies scored five runs to put the game away.
Grand Oaks hosts College Station at 6 p.m. Friday in non-district action.
Willis falls to Klein Collins
Willis lost 5-3 to Klein Collins in its season opener Tuesday night.
The Ladykats (0-1) got a standout performance from Kaleyana Bankhead, who was 2 for 4 with two RBIs and a triple. Lainey Niederhofer also drove in a run.
Kynlee Chapman started on the mound and went four innings. She allowed five hits, earned five runs, struck out six and walked five. In two innings of relief, Marissa Fletcher struck out three and allowed two hits.
Willis competes in the Crosby Tournament, which begins Thursday.
Huntsville tops New Caney
New Caney lost 7-2 to Huntsville at home Tuesday in non-district play.
The Lady Eagles (2-1) were led by a couple multi-hit efforts. Erin Plunkett was 2 for 4 with a run scored, and Ahlana Bruins was 2 for 3 with a double and two RBIs.
Savannah Youngblood pitched six innings for New Caney. She allowed seven hits, earned three runs, struck out four and walked four. In an inning of relief, Valerie Contreras allowed one hit, struck out one and walked one.
New Caney competes in the Pasadena Haynie Spirit Tournament, which begins Thursday.
Mustangs pick up win
Hailey Toney and Olivia Kaiser each homered as Magnolia West won 9-5 over Cinco Ranch in a non-district game Tuesday.
Kaiser had three RBIs while Olivia Castillo 2 for 3 with two runs scored and two RBIs. Toni Tamborello pitched the complete game for the Mustangs (2-1) with six strikeouts and five earned runs allowed.
Magnolia West competes in the Crosby Tournament, which begins Thursday.