Scores and player statistics for Galveston County high school softball
Friendswood 15, Goose Creek Memorial 0 (5 innings)
There was offense aplenty as Friendswood smashed out 15 hits to back Chloe Riassetto’s gem in the circle for a run-ruled district victory on the road Tuesday afternoon.
Tricia Yarotsky and KK Esparza used their legs to help Friendswood score the team’s first two runs as they connected on singles to start the game.
After successfully executing a double steal, Maddie Wilson collected an RBI on a bunt single, and Esparza then scored on a passed ball.
Two quality plate appearances happened during the second inning by Reagan Jones (nine-pitch walk), who advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Riassetto and scored on an error by the first baseman, and Amani Adi (11-pitch walk), who raced to third on a Yarotsky double and crossed home plate on an RBI groundout by Esparza.
Friendswood exploded for nine runs in the top of the third inning that was aided by 11 straight one-out batters.
Highlighting this inning were three consecutive run-scoring hits by Adi (RBI double), Yarotsky (two-RBI double) and Lauren Adams (RBI single) and back-to-back singles by Janelle Wilson (RBI) and Lanie Schaeffer (two RBIs).
Three singles by Bayleigh Lay, Maddie Wilson and Carli Foster (RBI) in the top of the fifth was how the Lady Mustangs scored their final run of the game.
Having multi-hit games for Friendswood were Yarotsky (three hits, three runs, two RBIs), Maddie Wilson (three hits, two runs) and Reagan Jones (two hits, two runs).
Riassetto faced the minimum in a complete game shutout, striking out 13 of the 15 batters. The only base runner Riassetto allowed was the first batter she faced (hit by a pitch) before catcher Esparza picked off the runner at first to end the bottom of the first. The other non-strikeout was a groundout to second for the second out of the third.
Friendswood (3-0 in District 22-5A) has a marquee matchup at home up next against Santa Fe (3-0) at a time to be determined.
Santa Fe 18, Galena Park 2 (4 innings)
Santa Fe used a combination of bats and took advantage of abundant Galena Park miscues for a run-ruled home victory.
After a Zoie Garcia two-run blast gave the Lady Yellowjackets an early lead, Ciara Trahan worked her way around the bases in the bottom of the first to trim the Santa Fe deficit when she connected on a one-out single, advanced to second on an error, and then scored on another error.
Back-to-back run scoring doubles by Ashley Nickerson (two RBIs) and Reese Reyna accounted for half of Santa Fe’s six runs in the second inning.
A mixture of offense and misfielding was the story in the bottom of the fourth as seven of Santa Fe’s 13 hits and eight of Galena Park’s 14 errors played a role in the Lady Indians scoring 11 runs.
Two big swings of the bat by Rylie Bouvier (two-run homer and a walk-off two-run homer) was mixed in with RBI hits by Reese Reyna (RBI double), Juliana Garcia (RBI single) and Nickerson (two-RBI single).
Having big games for the Lady Indians were Bouvier (three hits, five RBIs, two runs), Trahan (two hits, three runs, two RBIs), Nickerson (two hits, three runs, three RBIs), Reyna (three runs), Makenna Mitchell (two runs) and Garcia (two RBIs).
In an early District 22-5A showdown that will not only feature the two remaining undefeated district teams at 3-0 but will likely have a glimpse of the possible district champion, Santa Fe will next host Friendswood at a time to be determined.
Texas City 8, Ball High 1