By Mike Bruu, TSB Sports Editor
With the softball playoffs in full swing, TSB previews the area round series between the McKinney Boyd Lady Broncos, beginning this Friday night:
McKinney Boyd Lady Broncos vs. Mesquite Horn Lady Jaguars
Game 1: Friday, 7:30 p.m. @ Boyd
Game 2: Saturday, 11 a.m. @ Mesquite Softball Complex
Game 3 (if nec): Saturday, 1 p.m. @ Mesquite Softball Complex
Lady Bronco Notes: Defeated W.T. White 2-0 in the Bi-district best-of-three series last week. Won game one 10-0 and game two 19-0 on Friday and Saturday, respectively… Pitcher Erin Riding threw a perfect game in Friday night’s win, going the full five innings and striking out 13… Boyd had 21 hits in game two, including a grand slam off the bat of Jill Nicklas… Boyd improved to 18-10-1 overall and finished first in District 10-5A.
Mesquite Horn Notes: The Lady Jaguars are 19-14 overall and finished fourth in District 12-5A with a record of 8-4… Defeated Sachse 2-0 in the Bi-district best-of-three series last week. Won game one 6-5 and game two 4-3 to complete the sweep… Horn has three players with two or more home runs, with Morgan McCallum (4), Andrea Trevino (3), and Aubree Turbeville (2) leading the list… Pitcher Ashley Moore is 16-12 with a 2.49 ERA, striking out 176 batters in 177 innings.
What’s at Stake: The winner of the series plays the winner of Plano East-Rockwall in Regional Quarterfinal round next week. Plano East-Rockwall will have its one-game playoff Friday night at McKinney North, beginning at 7 p.m.