By: Jaelyn Morales
On April 22, the Pleasanton Varsity softball team played their last district game of the season at Hondo. The score was tied 0-0 throughout the game with good defense from the Lady Eagles until the top of the 5th when Pleasanton scored 3 runs from good base hits. The girls stayed on top until the bottom of the 6th when the Hondo Owls scored 8 total points in one inning gaining the lead. The Lady Eagles had one more chance to make a comeback in the 7th, but unfortunately only scored 1 run ending the game with a score of 4-8. Pleasanton placed 3rd in their district and were paired with Pearsall for their bi-district game.
On April 28, the Lady Eagles opened the best of three series in Pleasanton. In the top of the 1st inning, Pearsall scored 6 runs and Pleasanton was able to score when Elizabeth Salinas reached on a walk and scored on a single by Maggie Maddox. Kadence Delgado came in to pinch run for the pitcher and scored on an error. The Lady Eagle still had hope until the 4th inning when Pearsall batted around twice and scored 13 runs in one inning. By the end of the game Pearsall had scored 23 points overall and won 23-2 after the game ended early by run rule. On May 1, the Lady Eagles traveled to Pearsall to finish the series and lost 8-2 and finished the season with a 14-8 record.
Congratulations to the following Pleasanton Eagle Softball players for their awards-
Senior Taylor Bryant: Academic All-State Honorable Mention, Co-1st Team All-District 3rd Base, Academic All-District
Senior Autumn Guerra: Academic All-State 2nd Team, All-District Honorable Mention, Academic All-District
Junior Anai Romo: 1st Team All-District Outfield, Academic All-District, Texas Select All-Star Showcase Non-Committed Player
Junior Jaelyn Morales: All-District Honorable Mention, Academic All-District, Texas Select All-Star Showcase Non-Committed Player
Junior Bianca Cruz: Academic All-District
Freshman Elizabeth Salinas: 1st Team All-District 2nd Base, Academic All-District
Freshman Gabrielle Ramos: 1st Team All-District Catcher, Academic All-District
Freshman Finley Hilburn: All-District Honorable Mention, Academic All-District
Freshman Maggie Maddox: 2nd Team All-District Pitcher, Academic All-District
Freshman Aubry Cantu: 2nd Team All-District Utility Player