The Sealy Lady Tigers’ softball team saw their record slip under .500 after losing a close game against Giddings on Feb. 28 and looked to turn their early season around in the Lamar Tournament to start March.
They did just that by winning all but one of the games in the tournament. The team’s pitching was at the forefront for the Lady Tigers on the first day of the tournament as they held Fulshear and La Grange to one and two runs respectively.
Their first win against Fulshear was a combined effort between Felicia Garcia-Aguirre and Danielle Bersche who held them to just one run throughout the game. Junior shortstop Makaylah Scott led the way offensively driving in four runs to help seal the 12-1 win.
Scott tied for the lead in RBI again for the Lady Tigers as they took on La Grange the same day and junior Kendall Dornak held them to just eight hits and two runs over seven innings. The pair of wins pushed Sealy’s record to 7-6.
The second and third day of the tournament was much of the same for Sealy with Dornak again taking the mound to take on East Bernard. She allowed just three hits and no runs over six innings pitched. Senior outfielder Lynnsey Klecka had two RBI as the Lady Tigers took the victory by a score of 6-1.
It was the team’s offense that shined in the final two days of the tournament scoring runs against Terry and 13 against Alief Taylor, both being enough to secure the victories. In the game against Terry, Aguirre led the team with three RBI with Reagan Hoffpauir and Megan Kalinec tying for second with two RBI.
Aguirre would tie for second in RBI in their game against Alief Taylor with two while Klecka once again led the Lady Tigers with four.
Sealy lost their last game of the tournament to Danbury 10-3, snapping their winning streak and starting the opposite. The Lady Tigers played their next game at home against East Bernard.
After senior Madison Luther hit a solo home run in the bottom of the fourth to put the Lady Tigers up 6-1, it looked as though the team was back to their winning ways. However, East Bernard found a way to claw back into the game and ended up winning 10-8.
Sealy lost its final game before spring break to Rice Consolidated 9-2. The Lady Tigers will play their first district game against Royal on March 15 on the road with a 10-9 record on the year so far. Their next home game will be against Columbus on March 24.