Sealy sits even with four to go


The Lady Tigers enter their final four games of the regular season with a 12-12 overall record but a 6-2 mark in district play, leaving them well within the playoff picture so far.

Their placing near the top was solidified by the four-game win streak they take into Tuesday’s contest with Wharton making the trip for the contest.

All four wins have also come in games that did not last the regulation seven innings with a 10-run advantage being held in every contest. An 18-3 win over Fulshear kicked things off where Stafford then fell, 10-0, before Needville, 11-1 and ultimately Royal before the Lady Tigers enter the contest with Wharton Tuesday afternoon.

One of the biggest factors that led to that stretch has been Sealy’s approach at the plate with eyesight that makes the softball look like the moon.

“We started seeing the ball,” said head coach Brittney Whitehead. “The girls are more disciplined at the plate and are executing whatever offensive strategy I throw at them.”

Makaylah Scott, Megan Hennessey, Raygan Snyder and Reagan Hoffpauir were all cited as some of the key cogs in the machine that led the Lady Tigers down this tear they’ve been on.

The girls also hope that momentum continues to carry them into a rematch with the El Campo Lady Birds that will close out this week and ideally will payback some revenge for earlier in the season.

When El Campo came to Sealy, the back-and-forth game featured big hits and costly errors where there were six lead changes ultimately ending 17-16 in favor of the visiting Birds.

That has certainly not been lost on the minds of the Lady Tigers who very well could have circled Friday’s rematch.

“They are ready to get a second go against El Campo,” Whitehead added. “Our goal is to cut down our errors on defensive and stay hot at the plate.”

They also hope that heat remains as long as possible, with a strong senior contingency embarking on their last ride.

“Having eight seniors, the girls are understanding that their time as a Sealy High School softball player is quickly coming closer to an end,” Whitehead admitted. “Playoffs are in sight and we have our eyes set on the top of our district. These girls want it and deserve it and are going to continue to work every day at practice to keep getting better and to play at their highest potential.”


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