Thursday , 21 June 2018

Softball Playoffs: Boyd Rolls; MHS, North Drop Game One

By Mike Bruu, TSB Sports Writer

McKinney Boyd achieved a feat that is rarely seen at any level of softball Friday night. The Lady Broncos scored 22 runs against Richardson High School while also not allowing a hit in the ball game. The 22-0 win over Richardson in the bi-district round was one of the most lopsided scores across the state on Friday night and sent Boyd into the Area round of the UIL State softball tournament. Riley Wagner, Carly Nicklas, McKenna Henry, Maddy VonHagel, Jill Nicklas, and Sam Stockford all had one triple in the game. Nicklas and Stockford also doubled. To make matters a little worse, Richardson committed seven errors in the field that led to some big innings for the Lady Broncos. The teams decided to play a one-game series. Boyd will play the winner of the A&M Consolidated-Mesquite series — they decided on a best-of-three — in the Area round starting next Tuesday. A&M Consolidated won game one 4-1 on Friday night. Game two of A&M Consolidated-Mesquite is set for noon on Saturday with game three following immediately after. 

McKinney High couldn’t get the bats going on Friday night and suffered a 3-0 loss to Carrollton Creekview in game one of their best-of-three bi-district series at Plano West High School. Chelsea Thomas was the losing pitcher for the Lionettes and also recorded the only triple in the ballgame for MHS. Creekview’s Alex Lewis was the winning pitcher of record. There was not a lot of offense in this game as Creekview accounted for just five hits, while North had only three. However, both teams were shaky in the field and committed two errors apiece. MHS needs a victory Saturday morning to stave off elimination and force a game three immediately following game two. Game time for game two is 11 a.m. back at Plano West High School. 

McKinney North is going to need a big game at home Saturday morning after dropping game one of the best-of-three series 11-1 to Frisco Wakeland. Celeste Verdolivo was the losing pitcher of record for the Lady Bulldogs, while Alli Lindsey recorded the only double in the ballgame for North. Wakeland’s Hannah Newcomb earned the victory on the mound. If the Lady Bulldogs are going to even up the series Saturday morning, they must produce more than four hits at the plate to do so. Game two is at McKinney North H.S. beginning at 10 a.m. 


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