Mansfield Sports

Lady Wolves battling weather, tougher district opponents

The Timberview softball team won a close one last Saturday, defeating Waxahachie by a score of 1-0, and coach Donya Mooney said it was a good game defensively for the Lady Wolves.

Timberview played Ennis on Tuesday night after the press deadline; see for results. Timberview will host Red Oak at 7 p.m. this coming Friday.

“I think they are pretty competitive,” Mooney said. “I know they have a great shortstop (Taylor Lynch) who is also a really good hitter. That's the leader of their team, and she is headed to Oklahoma State. She's a solid player and they will be a good challenge for us.”

The Lady Wolves improved to 4-1 in district competition with the victory against Waxahachie on Saturday, and Mooney said it was a pretty scrappy effort from her team.

“I felt like we had a really good game defensively,” Mooney said. “And Mariah (Denson) pitched a really good game. Obviously, she had a shutout, and I think eight strike outs against a pretty good team. Offensively, we're pretty young. We just have to be able to put some runs on the board at some point. We finally were able to get one across in the sixth and were able to hold on.”

Mooney said that she does feel that his district is a little tougher than the district from which her team was realigned last season.

“This district is very competitive and pretty even, I think, throughout the top five or six teams,” Mooney said. “Ennis seems to be the frontrunner, and after that, it is pretty even. Lake Ridge is playing good. Legacy is going to be in the mix. Waxahachie will be in there, and so will we. It's going to be a battle to the end, especially with the way they have the games piled in there.

“Next week, we have three scheduled district games. We have more rain predicted, so you never know ... I feel like our softball district is more competitive.”

Mooney said that she has had a number of players really step for her this year.

“Mariah is playing very well,” Mooney said. “Our lead off, Madison Munoz, is our starting center fielder (and) has had a great start to the season. We also have Mayriah Brown, who had a great week. She actually pitched the Legacy game until the seventh inning, and we were up 4-2. We ended up going 10 innings with them and beat them 4-2. She put us in a position to be in the game. She has also had a great week for us offensively. She had the RBI in the game against Waxahachie.”

Timberview was tied for second in the district standings with Lake Ridge heading into Tuesday night's game with Ennis.