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GAME OF THE NIGHT
Lewisville crushes FM Marcus in softball
LEWISVILLE — Not wanting to begin District 5-5A play with two losses was extra motivation for Lewisville pitcher Maribeth Gorsuch.
The sophomore right-hander used her breaking pitch to limit rival Flower Mound Marcus to two hits in a 10-0 win. The game was stopped in the sixth inning by the mercy rule.
Gorsuch (9-2), committed to LSU, struck out nine for the defending 5A state champion. Lewisville (17-6, 1-1 in 5-5A), No. 15 in the state rankings, scored five runs in the first inning against No. 20 Marcus (18-5, 1-1).
Gorsuch drove in the first run with a base hit. Freshman Makayla Corbin, who had three hits and four RBIs, followed with a two-run single. The first of two doubles by Megan Haggard brought in the fourth run, and freshman Kaylee Rodriquez completed the damage with an RBI single to center.
Drew Roth pitched a three-hitter, and Michael Neustifter went 2-for-3 with an RBI as No. 6 Hebron beat No. 3 Flower Mound, 4-2, in a matchup of area-ranked 5A baseball teams. It was the first loss in District 5-5A for Flower Mound.
Big win for Pearce
Caitlin Arnett doubled in the winning run in the eighth inning to lift the Richardson Pearce softball team to a 5-4 win over Lake Highlands, leaving the teams tied with Richardson Berkner for first place in District 9-5A.
Rachel Holland struck out 11 for Pearce (15-1). Holland led off the eighth with a double to set up the winning run after Lake Highlands had tied the score with two runs in the seventh.
Bailee Baldwin hit a grand slam and had six RBIs to lead the Mansfield softball team to a 13-0 win vs. Grand Prairie. ... Blake Wilson pitched six shutout innings and struck out nine as the Mansfield Legacy baseball team beat Arlington Seguin, 5-4. Legacy (12-8, 4-0), ranked seventh in the area, stayed tied with eighth-ranked Mansfield Summit for first place in 15-4A.
Jack Cushing, Flower Mound Marcus: Pitched a two-hit shutout as the state’s ninth-ranked 5A team won 1-0 against Coppell, the No. 4 team in SportsDay’s area rankings. Matt Bernstein hit a first-inning home run for Marcus (18-3, 3-1 District 5-5A).
Joe Heineman, Southlake Carroll: The Arkansas-Little Rock signee threw a three-hit shutout and struck out seven to lead the state’s No. 1-ranked 5A team to a 4-0 win over Justin Northwest. Carroll (18-1, 4-0) remained tied with Keller Fossil Ridge for first place in District 4-5A.
Wesley Engle, Euless Trinity: Was 2-for-2 with four RBIs in a 6-2 victory against Hurst L.D. Bell, the No. 8 team in SportsDay’s 5A area rankings. Mark Geisel struck out 10 in 62/3 innings for Trinity (13-6-1, 3-1 in 6-5A).
Chris Glover, Rockwall: Pitched a four-hit shutout and struck out 12 as Rockwall beat Tyler Lee, 4-0. Cole Ballew homered for Rockwall.
Ashley Timmons, Mansfield Timberview: The Charleston signee hit two home runs as Timberview (15-5, 7-0 in 7-5A), the No. 5 team in SportsDay’s 5A area rankings, rolled to a 13-1 win over Cedar Hill. Pitcher Mariah Denson, who has committed to Oklahoma State, struck out 11, hit three doubles and had six RBIs for Timberview.
Jazlyn Crowder, Kennedale: Hit three home runs and had eight RBIs as the state’s fifth-ranked 3A team beat Fort Worth Castleberry, 17-0. She hit two home runs and had six RBIs in a 13-run second inning.
Kira Edmeads, Carrollton Creekview: Went 3-for-5 with two home runs and six RBIs as Creekview beat Highland Park, 12-4.
Catherine Totty, Justin Northwest: Pitched 11 innings, allowing one run, to lead Northwest (12-9, 4-2 District 4-5A) to a 2-1 win over Richland, the No. 9 team in SportsDay’s 5A area rankings.
14: Runs scored by the Mesquite Poteet softball team in the first inning in a 23-0 win vs. Terrell. Poteet had seven extra-base hits in the inning, including home runs by Madison Yannetti and Aubree Turbeville.
17: Strikeouts for Mansfield Legacy pitcher Kendall Potts, a Baylor signee, who pitched a one-hit shutout as the state’s second-ranked 4A softball team beat Arlington Seguin, 8-0.
2: Home runs hit by Jacob Salmon for the Woodrow Wilson baseball team in a 15-1 win over Spruce. Matt Ziegler threw a five-inning no-hitter and struck out 10.