Lady Elks, Lady Spartans open softball season

Burleson’s softball team opened play in its first tournament over the weekend going 5-2 at the Bryan-College Station Tournament.

For the tournament, Brailey Wasik went 8-for-14 (.571) with five runs scored, 11 RBI, five home runs and a double. She also went 2-1 pitching with a save.

“They played great,” Burleson coach Summer Owen said. “We made some young errors though. The girls had a lot of fun and made a lot of memories. We beat some quality 6A teams and I’m proud of all that these girls accomplished.”

Wasik hit a solo home run and drove in a pair of runs as the Lady Elks opened the tournament with a 4-3 win over Pasadena Dobie. Wasik also picked up the win with four innings of three-hit pitching. Audrey Schneidmiller and Natli Wheeler each drove in runs. Bridgette Montes had two hits including a double.

On Friday, the Lady Elks beat Belton, 6-5, and Brownsville Veterans, 8-3, and lost to The Woodlands, 6-2.
Burleson opened the day with a loss to The Woodlands. Emily Rich, Schneidmiller, and Wheeler had doubles in the loss while Rich and Schneidmiller each collected RBIs.

Wasik hit a solo home run in the sixth that proved to be the game-winner against Belton. Lauren Minor had two RBI and Schneidmiller ripped a double. Wasik registered the win working six innings.

Burleson jumped out to a 6-1 lead after two innings on the way to a win over Veterans. Wasik had a big game, going 3-for-3 with five RBI, a home run and a double. Isabella Inocencio and Montes also drove in runs. Montes, Schneidmiller, and Inocencio each had two hits. Inocencio doubled while Julie Farley and Wheeler tripled.

Hayley Vasquez worked four innings to get the win.

On Saturday, Burleson split a pair of games beating Prosper, 6-5, and falling to Round Rock, 9-3.

Against Prosper, Vasquez tossed 5.1 innings to get the win and Wasik closed things out for the save.

Maddie McGovern and Wasik each belted home runs for the Lady Elks. McGovern drove in a pair of runs while Lauren Isbell, Inocencio, and McGovern each had two hits. Also driving in runs were Wheeler, Isbell, and Rich.

Wasik hit a two-run home run in Burleson’s loss to Round Rock. For the tournament, Wasik went 8-for-14 (.571) with five runs scored, 11 RBI, five home runs and a double.

Inclement weather forced the cancellation of Black-N-Blue Tournament that was scheduled to start Thursday. Burleson opens District 9-5A play Tuesday at Granbury.

Centennial reaches winners bracket

Centennial’s softball team opens its season over the weekend playing in the Mansfield KMP Softball Invitational Tournament.

The Lady Spartans posted a 2-1 record in Pool 4 play to win the pool and advance to championship bracket play on Friday.

On Thursday, Centennial defeated Red Oak, 3-2, and Saginaw Chisholm Trail, 4-1. The Lady Spartans lost to Mansfield, 6-0.

The Lady Spartans lost both championship bracket games on Friday, falling to Colleyville Heritage, 2-1, and Mansfield Legacy, 7-6.

In the loss to Heritage, Gracie Morton belted a solo home run to account for the Lady Spartans lone run. Heritage’s Maggie Black drove in the game-winner with a two-out home run in the sixth.

Centennial’s Serena Bersuch took the loss after allowing two runs and nine hits in 5.2 innings.

In their second game of the day, the Lady Spartans sixth-inning rally came up a run short in a 7-6 loss.

The Lady Spartans stranded runners at first and second in the sixth. Trailing 7-5 in the sixth, Karter Hill drove home Mackenzie Law with a one-out double to cut Legacy’s lead to 7-6. Morton walked putting two runners on with one out but the Lady Spartans couldn’t score.

Morton, Reagan Ellison, and Mac Harshbarger each had two hits in the loss. Hayley Murrell, Hill, Ellison, Bersuch and Law each drove in runs for the Lady Spartans.

Law and Bersuch each pitched in the game.

“The team played very well and is overcoming some adversity at this point in the season,” Centennial coach Shannon Sullivan said. “There was a lot of good execution of the game both offensively and defensively.”

Inclement weather forced the cancellation of Black-N-Blue Tournament that was scheduled to start Thursday. The Lady Spartans open District 9-5A play Tuesday hosting Crowley.

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