Baseball/softball replay: W.T. White ace no-hits Richardson, strikes out 17

Steve Hamm - Special Contributor


FM Marcus ends Flower Mound’s streak

Katelyn Cooper pitched a two-hit shutout to lead the Flower Mound Marcus softball team to a 4-0 win over Flower Mound, the state’s third-ranked Class 5A team. It ended Flower Mound’s unbeaten streak at 23 games.

Flower Mound (23-6-1, 8-1) has already clinched the No. 1 seed in the playoffs from District 5-5A, and it can claim the outright district championship with a win over Denton Ryan in its regular-season finale. Marcus (23-7, 6-3) will be the district’s No. 3 playoff seed.

Kendra Hess was 3-for-4 and scored two runs for Marcus, and Bonna Molina had two RBIs. Marcus scored three runs in the top of the first and added a run in the third.


Nearly perfect

Jake Fraze threw a one-hitter as the Plano baseball team beat McKinney, 8-0. He gave up a first-inning single and hit a batter in the third as 10-5A leader Plano improved to 9-2 in district.

Elsewhere, Preslee Gallaway threw a five-inning no-hitter, walked one and struck out 15 as defending 2A softball state champion Pilot Point beat Farmersville, 17-0.

Wild ones

The Coppell softball team scored nine runs in the final two innings, including five runs in the top of the seventh, to rally from a 13-6 deficit for a 15-13 win over Denton Ryan. Julia Sircar was 5-for-5 with five runs and three RBIs for Coppell, and Ali Gentry was 4-for-5 with four RBIs.

Elsewhere, the Keller Central softball team scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh to beat Haltom, 12-11. Three straight singles with two outs in the seventh set up Brenna Freeman’s two-run double that won it for Keller Central.



Ben Leeper, Southlake Carroll: The Stanford pledge pitched a no-hitter and struck out eight as the state’s fourth-ranked 5A team beat Justin Northwest, 9-0. Carroll (23-3, 9-2) is tied with Keller Fossil Ridge for first place in District 4-5A.

Turner Larkins, Arlington Martin: The Texas A&M signee threw a four-hit shutout and struck out 13 in a 5-0 win vs. Arlington Lamar.

Jake McKenzie, W.T. White: Pitched a no-hitter, struck out 17 and didn’t walk anyone in a 5-0 victory against Richardson.

Darius Hill, Jesuit: Doubled, homered and had three RBIs as District 9-5A leader Jesuit (20-5, 11-0) beat Lake Highlands, 7-6, and extended its winning streak to 19 games.

Tyler Greer, Mansfield: Was 3-for-4 with four RBIs as 7-5A leader Mansfield beat Grand Prairie, 15-2.


Peyton Hedrick, North Forney: The Abilene Christian signee was 2-for-3 with a home run and four RBIs as North Forney (24-3-2, 13-0), the state’s fifth-ranked 4A team, clinched the District 10-4A title with a 9-4 victory against Forney.

Haley Freyman, Richland: Allowed two hits in her ninth shutout of the season as the area’s sixth-ranked 5A team beat Justin Northwest, 3-0, and gained sole possession of first place in 4-5A. Richland leads Keller by one game and plays at Keller on Friday in the regular-season finale.

Maribeth Gorsuch, Lewisville: The LSU pledge threw a one-hitter, struck out 13 and had an RBI double as defending 5A state champion Lewisville (23-7, 7-2) beat Hebron, 2-1, and clinched the No. 2 seed in the playoffs from 5-5A.

Miranda Herron, Waxahachie: Had two home runs, three runs and three RBIs in a 10-5 win over Mansfield Lake Ridge. She has hit 16 home runs in 27 games.


50: Consecutive district wins for the Ennis softball team after a 5-4 win vs. Mansfield Summit. Michaela Cochran won it with an RBI single in the seventh.

9: RBIs in the last three games for Plano West’s Holly Neese. She had four RBIs as the state’s 11th-ranked 5A softball team beat Plano, 11-3.

15: Strikeouts for McKinney Boyd’s Erin Riding in a 6-0 win vs. Plano East in softball that kept Boyd tied with Plano West for first in District 10-5A.

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