Last week saw a pair of victories for the Sealy nine on the softball diamond, piecing together a small winning streak of three games and yes, that has happened before.
After falling in a back-and-forth contest with El Campo, 17-16, the Lady Tigers bounced back with an emphatic 18-3 win over Fulshear where starting pitcher Kendall Dornak racked up six strikeouts and helped her own cause with a trio of RBI.
Reagan Hoffpauir, Megan Hennessey and Kelsie Prazak joined Dornak in the three-RBI club with Diari Dabney adding a pair and Makaylah Scott, Kayla Camacho and Makenzie Menke all registering one each.
That momentum carried into last week where the Sealy started the week with a 10-0 shutout of Stafford in only five innings.
Camacho held things down in the pitcher’s circle, scattering three hits while striking out six and throwing in an RBI from the plate.
Raygan Snyder led the offensive charge with a pair of RBI and runs scored despite only registering one hit.
That had the Lady Tigers running headlong into a matchup with the undefeated Needville Lady Jays, who sat atop the district standings at 6-0.
That mark did little to rattle the Sealy mindset as the hosts jumped out for five runs over the first three innings while the visiting Jays managed only one.
The Lady Tigers sealed the run-rule with a six-hit, five-run explosion in the bottom of the fifth, extending their lead to 11-1, just enough to call the game with a ten-run difference after five innings of play.
By the end of the movie, Scott and Dabney owned the team-lead in RBI with three each with Hennessey and Dani Bersche right behind with a pair. Scott, Hoffpauir, Hennessey and Bersche all scored two runs as well.
Saturday afternoon’s win pushed Sealy’s overall record closer to even at 11-12 now, with a new district record of 5-2 good enough for third place for the moment, trailing only Needville and El Campo who both own 6-1 records.
The Lady Tigers hit the road to begin this week, traveling to Brookshire’s Royal High School for a Tuesday district tilt before Sealy plays host to a junior varsity softball tournament this Thursday and Saturday all day.
Through the first 23 games, Dornak and Snyder are both hitting above the .400 mark with .478 and .446 averages respectively. Scott is also all the way up at a .667 average although her 21 at-bats pale in comparison to Dornak (69) and Snyder’s (56) totals.