High School Sports

Dallas-Fort Worth high school softball player of the week March 18-23, 2019

McKinney Boyd sophomore pitcher Kinsey Kackley.
McKinney Boyd sophomore pitcher Kinsey Kackley. Courtesy

How long does it take for your average pitcher to record 48 strikeouts? Maybe 6, 7 games which through district is 3-4 weeks. Well, not for McKinney Boyd sophomore pitcher Kinsey Kackley. It took her one week to hit 48 Ks.

Kackley was picked as Dallas-Fort Worth softball player of the week for games from March 18-23, 2019 after registering 17 Ks vs. Allen and a school-record 31 Ks vs. Plano.

Against Plano on Friday, Kackley went the distance 14 innings and threw a 1-hit shutout on 178 pitches, 129 for strikes. Diana Murtha scored on the walk-off single from Katy Loera to send the Broncos to a 1-0 victory.

On March 19 vs. Allen, Kackley threw a 4-hit shutout on 112 pitches during a 4-0 win. Kackley has 141 strikeouts, an average of 20, over her past 7 outings.

HONORABLE MENTION

Abby Horn, Cleburne: 8 for 8, HR, triple, 2 doubles, 11 RBI in 2 games

Jaden Middlebrook, Eaton: Walk-off 2-run HR vs Carroll

Emilee Watkins, Mansfield: No-hitter, 9 Ks vs Cedar Hill

Karlie Charles, The Colony: 13 innings, 16 Ks in 2 games

Jaycee Cook, Legacy: No-hitter, 12 Ks vs Crowley

Tatum Boyd, Plano West: 17 innings, 19 Ks, 5 for 7 in 2 games

Taci Tatum, Peaster: Game-ending grand slam vs Boyd

Katie Walsh, Frisco Centennial: 4 for 5, 4 RBI vs Ind., HR vs Heritage

Julie Kennedy, Boswell: 12 innings, 23 Ks, HR, 3 RBI in 2 games

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Born and raised in Hawaii, Brian Gosset graduated from Northern Arizona University with a degree in journalism before coming to Texas in 2014. He’s covered high school sports — yes, pretty much every high school sport — for the Star-Telegram ever since.
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