Aledo sluggers Carolyn Clayton and Morgan Farley combined for six RBI and pitcher Sarah Simpson threw a six-hit shutout to lead the Ladycats to an 8-0 victory over Brewer Wednesday night in District 6-4A action at the AHS softball field.
The win evens the Ladycats' district record to 1-1, while Brewer falls to 0-2. Aledo will continue district play at 7 p.m. Friday, March 12, at Boswell.
Clayton ripped a two-run home run over the centerfield fence in the opening frame, and in the fifth inning smashed a triple to center to drive in another run.
Farley swatted a pair of doubles, including a two-bagger in the third with the bases loaded that drove in three runs.
Simpson, who is 1-1 in 6-4A play, scattered six hits with just one walk while recording five strikeouts.
Clayton's blast in the opening frame gave the Ladycats an early 2-0 lead. The Ladycats added a run in the third for a 3-0 lead when Jordan Simons - who had reached on an infield single - scored after a double-play ground out.
Calvin Loftis allowed just three hits in 6 2/3 innings and Ryan Talley faced one batter for the save as the pitching pair led the Aledo Bearcats to a 2-1 victory over Brewer Tuesday night at Bearcat Field in the District 6-4A opener.
Loftis earned the win on the hill, allowing one run and five walks while striking out seven.
Talley snuffed out a potential Brewer rally with a strikeout as the Bears had the tying and go-ahead runs on base with two outs in the top of the seventh inning.
The Bearcats will play next at the Western Hills tournament, which runs Thursday through Saturday, March 11-13.
Aledo got on the board when Matthew Bishop drove in Cody Smith - who had reached on an error - with an infield single in the second to give the Bearcats a 1-0 lead.
In the third inning, Hayden Hall reached second on a single to right field followed by an error on the play.
Hall advanced to third on a wild pitch and scored on a sacrifice fly by Lawton Rinker to give the Bearcats a 2-0 advantage.
Brewer's lone run came in the sixth when Craig Keeton scored after a triple from Zane Pruett, who also took the loss on the hill for the Bears.
Ladycats blow out Saginaw
Yusef Marwan scored three goals to lead the Aledo Bearcats soccer team to a 4-2 victory over Saginaw Tuesday night in the District 12-4A finale at Bearcat Stadium which clinched the school's first undefeated district season in boys soccer.
Marwan tallied twice in the first half to give Aledo a 2-0 lead. Thomas Davis earned the assist on the first goal, while Marwan's second goal was unassisted.
Saginaw came back with two goals late in the half to tie the contest, 2-2, which it remained at the break.
Marwan completed his hat trick in the second half with a goal on a Davis assist to give the Bearcats a 3-2 lead.
Davis closed the scoring with an insurance goal on an assist from Nickell.
Ladycats 8, Saginaw 1
The Aledo Ladycats saw six different players score in an 8-1 romp over the Saginaw Lady Roughriders Tuesday night following the boys contest.
Paige Marsh and Ally Swift each scored twice to lead the Ladycats - who led 5-1 at the half - with Stephanie Neeley, Bailey Scott, Michaela Place and Sarah Albritton each adding a goal.
Aledo soccer teams conclude district play at home today
Tonight's (Tuesday, March 9) Aledo Ladycats junior varsity and varsity District 6-4A home openers against Brewer have been postponed due to wet grounds.
The games will be reschedule for tomorrow (Wednesday, March 10) at the Ladycats softball field. The JV game will begin at 5 p.m. followed by the varsity contest at 7 p.m.
Today's varsity District 6-4A baseball opener between the Aledo Bearcats and Brewer Bears - scheduled for 7 p.m. at Bearcat Field - will go on as scheduled.
Not affected by the recent rains are the Aledo Bearcats and Ladycats soccer teams. Both will conclude district action today at Bearcat Stadium against Saginaw.
The boys match will begin at 6 p.m. followed by the girls contest at 8 p.m.
James Albritton/The Community News: Aledo junior Logan Mittie was selected to the Texas Girls Coaches Association Class 4A girls all-state basketball team.
Aledo junior guard Logan Mittie was selected to the Texas Girls Coaches Association Class 4A girls all-state basketball team, it was announced today.
Mittie, the 2010 Most Valuable Player in District 6-4A and a three-time all-district, first-team choice, averaged 19.4 points per game while grabbing 7.3 rebounds, four assists and 4.3 steals per contest.
Five girls from Parker County schools earned TGCA Class 2A all-state honors including Amber and Mandy Makeever of Peaster, and Kamy Cole, Kenisha Harris and Paige Parliament of Brock.
Tony Eierdam/The Community News: Aledo senior sprinter Danny Heiss (left) accelerates after receiving a handoff from senior Devin Davis during the varsity boys sprint relay final Saturday (March 6) at the Pojo Relays in Springtown.
Aledo senior pitcher Austin Vassberg allowed five hits en route to his second win of the season to lead the Bearcats to a 6-3 victory over co-host Trinity Friday night at the HEB Mid Cities Classic at Trinity High School.
The Bearcats (6-2) took advantage of four Trojan errors and needed just three hits - including a home run by Nils Smith and a triple by Hayden Hall - to seal the victory.
Aledo will conclude tournament play with a pair of games today (Saturday, March 6) at Trinity High School.
The Bearcats will face Arlington Lamar at 10 a.m. followed by a 3 p.m. contest against Paschal.
Getting primed for postseason play, both the Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats soccer teams won easily against Boswell in District 12-4A matches played today (Friday, March 5) at Bearcat Stadium.
The Bearcats began the evening's games with a 5-2 win over the Pioneers, while the Ladycats strolled to an easy 6-1 victory over the Lady Pioneers in the nightcap.
The district-champion Bearcats raised their 12-4A mark to 11-0.
The win raises the second-place Ladycats district record to 7-4. Although they have not lost a game on the field in district play, the Aledo girls were forced to forfeit earlier district matches against Saginaw, Boswell, Brewer and Springtown due to a clerical mistake regarding a student's "incomplete" grade, according to AHS head coach Derek Vierling.
Both teams will conclude district play against Saginaw on Tuesday, March 9, at Bearcat Stadium.
Aledo forward Thomas Davis led the Bearcats with three goals, with Yusef Marwan and Matt Nickell each adding a goal.
Nickell, Marwan, Chris Twedell and Brady Lain each recorded an assist in the game that saw the Bearcats take a 4-1 lead at the half.
Aledo senior pitcher Calvin Loftis allowed just two hits in six innings to lead the Bearcats to a 14-0 victory over Lubbock Coronado Thursday at the HEB Mid Cities Classic at Trinity High School.
The state-ranked No. 8 Bearcats (5-2) will continue tournament play at 7 p.m. today against Trinity at Trinity High School.
Loftis (1-1) gave way to senior Austin Vassberg in the seventh inning, who sent Coronado down in order in the final frame.
The Bearcats swatted 13 hits, including a home run each by Asher Zeeb and Lawton Rinker.
The Bearcats also played Richland on Thursday, falling 6-1.
The Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats track teams will compete on Saturday, March 6, at the Pojo Relays at Porcupine Stadium in Springtown.
The meet will begin at 8 a.m. with the girls and boys 3200-meter run.
The junior varsity girls will begin each running event followed by the varsity girls, junior varsity boys and varsity boys. The order changes in some field events.
Girls running preliminaries will begin at 9 a.m., and girls field events and boys running preliminaries are scheduled for 11:30 a.m.
Running finals will begin at 2:30 p.m.
Finals events in order:
300 Intermediate hurdles