Lady Texans on the verge of earning a playoff berth

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The Northwest softball team found itself on the precipice of a playoff berth heading into Monday's game against Keller Timber Creek, and coach Tanya Morrow said this district season has been a roller coaster of sorts for her team.

Northwest was 7-7 in district competition heading into the game following a 10-0 victory over Keller Central on Friday night, and Morrow said her team looked pretty sharp in the game.

“Sydnee Hinkle hit her ninth home run of the season, which ties a school record,” Morrow said. “Brianna Barnhill is hitting leadoff and had a couple of extra-base hits. The bottom of our line up did a great job last night as well. Madison DeHoyos is our eight spot, and she got on base a numerous times.

“The great thing about our line up is that when someone is not doing well, typically someone else will step up and play well in there spot. We're pretty solid one through nine.”

Morrow said that the district season has been a challenging one.

“There have been a lot of ups and downs,” Morrow said. “We have a tough district. We had the Southlakes and Kellers and Richlands which were at the top, and then kind of us and Timber Creek in the middle.

“There has been a lot of going back and forth, but we've won the games we've needed to except for one loss against Timber Creek. We played really well against Central on Friday, and run-ruled them and I think that if we can keep that momentum going, we will be good to go.”

Morrow said that she has been pleased with the way the team has been performing recently.

“We hit a low spot a few weeks ago, but I really think that we have pushed past that,” Morrow said. “Friday night's game was really where we needed to be. We hit the ball really well and played good defense, and if we continue that upward momentum, we'll be in good shape. I think we are peaking at the right time.”

Northwest played Timber Creek for the fourth and final playoff spot on Monday after the press deadline.

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