Written by Corbett Smith
Replay: Plano softball unbeaten in 8-5A; Hebron baseball upsets Plano
GAME OF THE DAY
Hebron scores six in the 7th to win
Hebron’s Thomas Hendrix scored on a passed ball, capping a remarkable six-run comeback in the seventh inning as the Hawks beat No. 1 Plano, 7-6, at Hebron.
Plano had a 6-1 lead heading into the bottom of the seventh, but Hebron scratched together a comeback without an extra-base hit. Two walks and a single loaded the bases, forcing Plano into a pitching change. The new pitcher, Hunter Raley, got the first batter he faced to strike out, but then surrendered three consecutive RBI singles to Travis Stone, Travis Koch and Hendrix. A Kyle Aubuchon sacrifice fly scored Stone, but left Hebron trailing, 6-5, with two outs. Brandon Clounch singled to right – driving in Koch and putting runners on first and third. Raley’s next pitch got past Plano’s catcher, allowing Hendrix to score the winning run.
With the win, and Plano East’s 6-3 loss to Plano West, Hebron sits alone in second, one game back of Plano.
Plano softball team still perfect in 8-5A
Jill Holub had two run-scoring hits as No. 1 Plano stayed perfect in District 8-5A play with a 3-1 win over No. 3 Flower Mound. Holub opened the scoring with an RBI double, and drove in the final run with a single scoring Mackenzie Velasquez. After vaulting to No. 3 in SportsDay’s 5A rankings after beating Hebron last Friday, Flower Mound has dropped two straight district games.
Back-to-back home runs by Adam Toth and Tyler Hernandez helped Coppell defeat Denton Guer, 8-4, avenging an earlier district loss. The win put Guyer and Coppell in a tie for second place in District 7-5A. ... Grant Hatzman scored the go-ahead run on a passed ball in the fifth inning, and relief pitcher Joe Powell struck out four in 22/3 innings of work, as district leader Jesuit held off W.T. White in a 5-4 win.
Tejay Antone, Mansfield Legacy: Pitched a two-hitter, with eight strikeouts, also scored a run, in Legacy’s 7-0 win over Grand Prairie.
Edwin Martinez, Kimball: Pitched a no-hitter, with 10 strikeouts over four innings, in a 13-0 win over South Oak Cliff.
Dylan Withers, Carrollton Ranchview: In a 16-0 win over Fort Worth Poly, threw a no-hitter, facing only 12 batters.
Jovan Hernandez, Rockwall-Heath: Went 3-for-3, with a double, a walk, two RBI and two runs scored. Also earned the win with five strikeouts.
Caitlin Christopher, Denton Guyer: Caught a two-hitter, hit a grand slam in Guyer’s 11-0 win over Saginaw
Megan Slocum, Wylie: Went 4-for-4, with a double, two RBIs and a run scored in a 15-0 win over Highland Park.
Ashley Moore, Mesquite Horn: The freshman pitched a no-hitter, striking out nine over five innings in a 10-0 win over Longview.
Breanna Dozier, Rowlett: Had two extra-base hits, including a home run, in Rowlett’s 19-3 win over South Garland.
Adam Toth, Coppell: The Baylor signee went 3-for-4, with two home runs and four RBIs as No. 3 Coppell beat Denton Guyer, 8-4.
Melanie Jaegers, Mesquite Horn: A catcher who has signed with Wichita State, went 2-for-3, with a single, double and RBI in a 10-0 win over Longview.
2: Number of times Forney’s softball team batted through its lineup in the third inning of its 22-0 win over Terrell.
22: Hits by Garland’s softball squad in a 26-0 win over North Garland.
22: Wins, tops in the area, for Plano’s Katherine Batey, after a 3-1 decision over Flower Mound.