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Ladycats fall to Grapevine, split in weekend tournament

March 1, 2012 by Randy Keck

Elizabeth Vann-Stenzler/The Community News: Alex Cook goes to the plate for the Ladycats during Aledo tournament action last weekend.Elizabeth Vann-Stenzler/The Community News: Alex Cook goes to the plate for the Ladycats during Aledo tournament action last weekend.
By Elizabeth Vann-Stenzler
The Community News

On Tuesday, Feb. 21 the Aledo varsity softball team lost to Grapevine 3-1

Last year this same team beat Aledo 22-10.

“We played well,” said Coach Jeff Lemons.

Going into the game the ‘Cats were 2-2 for the early season. They had beaten Haltom 6-2 and Trinity 9-0 the previous week in the Birdville Tournament.

Grapevine was undefeated going into the game.

The Ladcats’ Allie Arneson #6 had a double in the game and Megan Mason #15, the designated hitter, hit two singles. Kacie Brann, the senior pitcher, who has signed with Angelo State, had a single and an RBI. Alex Cook #9 had a hit, and Tori Gore, a sophomore, scored a run.

“We scored in the sixth, left the bases loaded and needed one hit to make this a completely different game,” Coach Lemons said.

The Ladycats won three of their six games last weekend at their tournament in Aledo. The teams that competed were A&M Consolidated (5A), Grapevine (5A), Aledo (4A), Lake Dallas (4A), Northwest (5A), Arlington Bowie (5A) and Graham (3A).

The tournament opened up with Aledo beating A&M Consolidated 9-5 on Thursday.

Later the Ladycats lost to Grapevine 14-13.

On Friday Aledo met Lake Dallas. The Ladycats got behind early and struggled to recover. At the end of the second inning Aledo was down 5-1. Although Ashton Atkins held them the rest of the way, the Cats lost 5-3.

In second game action on Friday the Ladycats met the Northwest softball team. The ‘Cats were down 5-3 going into the seventh, and scored 3. They held the bottom of the seventh to win the game 6-5.

On Saturday the Aledo team met Arlington Bowie. The ‘Cats got down 5-0 in the first inning and needed base hits to win. Bowie won 8-4.

In the final game of the tournament, Aledo played Graham. From the start Aledo had a big lead. They were up 8-3 in the first three innings.

“The girls just shut down – they need to keep their foot on the pedal and keep going,” said Coach Lemons. Aledo defeated Graham 8-6.

The Ladycats will travel to college station for the A&M consolidated tournament March 1-3. They will be tested as this tournament is loaded with top ranked teams. In pool play they will meet #3 ranked Dripping Springs, Henderson (3A ranked #8 in the state) and High Tower.

Sports Calendar

Wednesday, October 1

  • Aledo Middle School 7G, 8G, 7B, 8B at Brewer Meet, 4:15 p.m.

Thursday, October 2

  • AHS JV at Granbury, 4:00 p.m.

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Weatherford Tison at Aledo 7th Gym 1 & 8th MPC;
    7,8 C - 5:00;
    7,8 B - 6:00;
    7,8 A - 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are subject to change. The lengths of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • Trinity Christian Academy JV at North Central Texas Academy, 6:00 p.m.

Friday, October 3

  • Trinity Christian Academy at Fort Worth Hill School;
    JH, 5:00 p.m.;
    Varsity, 7:00 p.m.
    *District Games

  • AHS at Burleson Centennial;
    Varsity, 5:30 p.m.;
    JV, 6:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 6:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 5:30 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity at Burleson Centennial, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 4

  • AHS Varsity at Nike South Invitational, Bear Branch Sports Park, 5205 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands, Texas, 77381, 7:30 a.m.

  • AHS JV at Reunion Run, Joe Wheeler Park, Decatur, Texas 76234, 8:30 a.m.

Monday, October 6

  • AHS Varsity Boys Orange at Granbury Invitational 36 holes, Pecan Plantation, 8 a.m.

  • AHS JV Girls & Boys at Midlothian Fall JV Tournament, Mansfield National GC, 8:30 a.m.

  • Week of Oct. 6, Optional, Aledo Middle School at Mid-Cities Tournament

Tuesday, October 7

  • AHS Varsity at Cleburne, 3:30 p.m.

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Weatherford Tison MS at Aledo MS;
    8C, 5:00;
    8B, 6:00;
    8A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • Aledo Middle School at Weatherford Tison MS;
    7C, 5:00;
    7B, 6:00;
    7A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

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