Written by SportsDayDFW.com
Softball roundup: McKinney Boyd, Plano, Richland, Keller, Ennis, Frisco, Frisco Centennial all earn sweeps
Maddy VonHagel homered and had four RBIs to lead McKinney Boyd to a 9-0 win over Mesquite Horn and a two-game sweep of their Class 5A second-round softball playoff series Saturday.
Boyd (21-12-1), the No. 1 seed from District 10-5A, advanced to face 12-5A champion Rockwall in the Region II quarterfinals.
McKenna Henry homered for the third straight game and also doubled as part of Boyd’s 13-hit attack. Jill Nicklas was 3-for-4 and scored three runs.
Iowa pledge Erin Riding pitched a seven-hit shutout and struck out 13 for Boyd. She struck out 31 in the series.
In other area-round games:
Plano 11, Rockwall-Heath 3: Memphis signee Calli Irvin homered for the second straight game as Plano wrapped up a two-game sweep. Irvin was 1-for-3 with three RBIs and was the winning pitcher.
The score was 3-3 until Plano took the lead with two runs in the fifth, then added six runs in the sixth. Plano (18-14), the No. 4 seed from 10-5A, advanced to face district rival Plano West.
Plano’s Tanner Davis went 3-for-5 Saturday and was 6-for-9 in the series. Ashlee Begis also had three hits for Plano.
Richland 12, El Paso Americas 4: No. 9 hitter Maddie McBride was 4-for-4 with five RBIs as Richland swept the series. Shelby Watson was 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs to help Richland (30-5) advance to a regional quarterfinal matchup with Lubbock Coronado.
Lubbock Coronado 4-2, Southlake Carroll 1-0: Coronado won twice Saturday to win the series, two games to one. Coronado is No. 10 in the USA Today/National Fastpitch Coaches Association national rankings.
Keller 7, El Paso Franklin 4: Keller was outhit, 11-9, but took advantage of six Franklin errors to complete a sweep.
Ennis 10, Royse City 3: UT-Arlington signee Riley Fira homered twice as the state’s third-ranked 4A team finished a sweep. It gave her three home runs in the series.
Frisco 4, Hillcrest 0: Chloe Costa pitched a two-hit shutout and struck out 11, and Lexi Rodriguez had two RBIs as Frisco completed a sweep. Frisco (27-8) will play Forney in the Region II quarterfinals.
Birdville 3, Joshua 1: Texas Tech signee Susan Welborn pitched a one-hitter, struck out nine and hit a three-run home run as Birdville (23-10) won Game 3 to take the series. Birdville will face Trophy Club Byron Nelson in the Region I quarterfinals.
Frisco Centennial 20, Molina 0: Centennial had 21 hits en route to a sweep. Centennial will play Carrollton Creekview in a Region II quarterfinal.