Lady Mustangs near district play

Posted 3/10/20

The Madisonville softball team competed in a tournament in Franklin Thursday through Saturday and went 1-4. The Lady Mustangs hosted Giddings Tuesday and will host Navasota Friday before beginning district play against Mexia March 17.

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Lady Mustangs near district play

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The Madisonville softball team competed in a tournament in Franklin Thursday through Saturday and went 1-4. The Lady Mustangs hosted Giddings Tuesday and will host Navasota Friday before beginning district play against Mexia March 17.

“We have shown lots of improvement in lots of areas,” said head coach Ashley Renner. “Our defense is the thing we are working extra hard on before district starts. We are getting better at base running, executing small ball, situational hitting and getting the lead runner on defense.”

The Lady Mustangs defeated Mildred’s JV squad by a score of 18-2 for their lone win of the weekend and picked up losses against Rogers (12-1), Crawford (7-2), Mildred varsity (23-15) and Mexia (8-7).

Crawford was able to take advantage of defensive miscues and bury the Lady Mustangs with five runs in the bottom of the fifth inning. Grace Williamson scored Madisonville’s first run on a wild pitch and Jenna Yeager brought home the second on an RBI-single. Williamson scored both runs in the contest.

Sidnie Smith pitched all five innings, allowing five earned runs (two unearned) on six hits and striking out three.

After a disastrous start against Mildred’s varsity squad Friday, the Lady Mustangs stormed back from an 18-0 deficit to make the matchup interesting.

Stephanie Casas began an eight-run bottom of the second for the Lady Mustangs with a shot over the left field wall to put Madisonville on the board. Casas also came back around in the order later in the inning to plate Yeager on an RBI-groundout for the team’s eighth run.

In between, doubles from Riley Pittcock, Smith and Maegan Anderson helped extend the rally along with a sacrifice fly from Brynlee Urbantke.

Mildred added five more runs to their total in the top of the fourth before another retaliation for the Lady Mustangs of seven runs in the bottom half of the frame. The scoring effort was fueled by RBI singles from Audrey Phillips and Martia Tyler.

The Lady Mustangs recorded 11 hits and six errors in the loss to MIldred’s varsity squad.

“Our mental game has improved a lot,” said Renner. “We are trying to get lots of girls experienced and polished up. They work so hard and are extremely coachable. Our team culture is something I am very proud of.”

The team hosted Giddings Tuesday and will welcome Navasota to MHS Friday for their final non-district matchup of the season. The game is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m., following the junior varsity matchup before it.

The team’s district opener against Mexia at MHS is also scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.

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