Softball player of the week (5/27): Lewisville's Maribeth Gorsuch

What she did: Gorsuch pitched a shutout and struck out seven to lead Lewisville to a 4-0 win over Flower Mound Marcus in Game 3 of the Class 5A Region I final. It gave Lewisville its first berth in the UIL softball state tournament. Gorsuch homered and earned the win in relief in Game 1 of the best-of-3 series, allowing one run in five innings. And she pitched four scoreless innings in relief in Game 2.

Who is she? A freshman pitcher.

The stats: Gorsuch is 20-4 with a 1.25 ERA and 231 strikeouts in 173 innings. She is batting .412 with two home runs and 31 RBIs.

She said it: When asked if she was nervous in Game 3 on Saturday — with a spot in the state tournament and Lewisville’s season on the line — Gorsuch said, “Not really. I had a lot of confidence in my team, and I felt like we could win this game. I knew the only way we could do it is if we kept our bats going and kept our defense going, and we never gave up.”

Coach said it: “She doesn’t play like a freshman. She’s probably the guttiest player I’ve ever coached.” — Lori Alexander

Did you know? Gorsuch played basketball, volleyball, ran track and was a cheerleader before she got to high school. She decided to focus on softball as a freshman.

Honorable mention





Skylar Cagle  

Pilot Point  


2 shutouts, 4 hits allowed in sweep of Brock 

Amanda Conner  



5-for-7, 4 RBIs in sweep of Mansfield Legacy 

Allie Turner  



19 Ks, 3 hits allowed in 12-inn. loss to Burkburnett 

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