High School Sports

Eaton softball’s Wright throws no-hitter; Keller wins one gamer; Boswell sweeps Ryan

Piper Hankins walk off grand slam sends Euless Trinity past Paschal

Hankins ended the game in the sixth with a grand slam to cap an 8-RBI night as Trinity completed the sweep and its first bi-district title in 11 years. Video credit by Jeff Hankins.
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Hankins ended the game in the sixth with a grand slam to cap an 8-RBI night as Trinity completed the sweep and its first bi-district title in 11 years. Video credit by Jeff Hankins.

BOSWELL 7, RYAN 4

The Pioneers scored six runs in the top of the fourth inning, highlighted by a three-run home run from Emma Robertson, and Boswell went on to sweep Ryan in a Class 5A Region I softball bi-district series Friday at Ryan High School.

Boswell (30-5) faces Burleson (21-7) in the next round. Burleson swept South Hills.

Harleigh Russell hit an RBI single, and Gracelyn Rosales added an RBI double before Robertson belted her seventh home run of the season. Byrdie Skipper drove in the sixth run with an RBI single to right field.

Abby Buettner homered for Ryan and Harper Hughes hit a three-run inside-the-park home run to pull the Raiders within 6-4 in the bottom of the fifth.

Russell singled in a run in the seventh, and Julie Kennedy allowed five hits and one earned run in the complete game effort.

EULESS TRINTY 15, PASCHAL 3

Piper Hankins went 4 for 5 with a triple, grand slam and eight RBIs to help the Trojans win their first bi-district title since 2008.

Trinity (24-9), which won 11-0 in Game 1, went up 2-1 in the first on Hankins’ RBI triple. She scored on an error. The Trojans added two more in the second with an RBI single from Hankins and RBI double by Mackenzie Lucio.

Daijah White’s single in the third got the Panthers within 4-2, but Hankins added a two-run single in the fourth. Trinity scored nine in the sixth, capped off by Hankins’ grand slam to end it via the run rule.

Lucio went 5 for 5 with a home run, double, three RBIs and five runs scored.

JOSHUA 16, TERRELL 1

JOSHUA 15, TERRELL 4

The Owls completed the sweep at home to win their first bi-district title since 2016. In Game 1, Kaitlyn Stone went 3 for 4 with a double and three RBIs, and Joshua (18-10) scored seven runs in the first and third innings.

Reese Rumfield singled in a run, and Stone doubled in two during the bottom of the first. Nicole Gonzales added an RBI double and finished with a four-inning complete game with three hits allowed.

Anne-Elise Gest and Rylie Rumfield also got three hits apiece.

In Game 2, Joshua brought up 16 batters and scored 11 runs during the top of the first inning. Cassie Wallace recorded an RBI double early in the frame, then later drove in two on another double. She finished 3 for 4 with four RBIs.

Ella Belzner added an RBI double in the inning, and Reese Rumfield allowed four hits and one unearned run in four innings.

KELLER 5, COPPELL 2

Dylann Kaderka allowed two hits and struck out 12 to send the Indians (27-3-1) past the Cowgirls in a one-game Class 6A Region I bi-district series at Colleyville Heritage.

Tessa Galipeau hit a two-run double in the third, and LSU commit Hayden Brown added an RBI single to left. Brooke Davis drove in two in the fourth.

Coppell scored in the fifth with a triple from Chloe Barker and an RBI pop fly from Hunter Handley.

EATON 8, HEBRON 0

Abilene Christian-bound senior pitcher Maddy Wright recorded a complete-game no-hitter with 11 strikeouts to help the Eagles sweep the Hawks in Game 2 at Eaton during a Class 6A Region I bi-district series.

UNT commit Ashlyn Walker gave the Eagles a 1-0 lead in the first with an RBI single to center. Eaton (27-2) opened the game in the second with a two-run homer from Kenzlee Zaher and an RBI single from UNT commit Jaden Middlebrook.

Walker added a solo home run in the fourth.

BROCK 10, BOWIE 0

After the Eagles won 11-1 in Game 1 on Thursday behind Lauren Kizer’s one-hit shutout and 13 strikeouts, they completed the sweep on Friday in Brock behind a one-hit shutout from Kelsi Tonips to win a Class 3A Region I bi-district series.

Brock (25-6) got a two-run double from Jessica Leek in the first inning, and Tonips singled in two in the second.

Hailey Blankenship had an RBI single in the third, and Maddie Bramblett added another in the fourth.

RICHLAND, LITTLE ELM FORCE GAME 3s

The Rebels beat Martin 4-2, and Little Elm edged Grapevine 3-1 to force decisive Game 3s on Saturday.

Richland (11-16) and Martin (22-11-1) will play at 10 a.m. at Workman Complex in Arlington. Abby DeSanto drove in two runs, and Krystal Lindsey struck out nine batters.

Little Elm (24-6) and Grapevine (17-14) will play at noon at Irving Nimitz. Lauren Lucas tripled twice and allowed three hits with seven strikeouts.

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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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