Mountain Valley Lady Hawks Softball Win District
Mountain Valley took SV Rangers to the cleaners after swamping the home team, 15-1 in completing their undefeated season.
Earlier this year, the Hawks escaped with a 12-11 win over Smithson Valley, which was as close any team would get to Mountain Valley Middle School.
On Saturday, Mountain Valley had a statement game as they had seven outs in the 4 inning affair as the Hawks were capped with 5 runs in three of the four innings played.
Maddy Puente and Kensie Sayles combined for a 4 hitter in this mercy game with a total dominating win over the Rangers.
Last season, Mountain Valley was denied a first place finish by this same club as the Hawks had plenty motivation in wanting to complete this season with this victory.
Mountain Valley started off strong with a lead off walk and 5 singles while only having one out when Chelsea Tschoepe scored stopping the inning.
SV Rangers scratched across one run on two singles with their half of the first inning and that score would be all she wrote for the home team.
Going into the 3rd inning, the Hawks, started strong again when Puente was first up with a triple.
Adrianna Peaslee was up next with a single to drive in Puente. Peaslee finished the day with 3 hits and 3 rbi’s.
After a Hawk out, the next 5 batters would get a hit as this game was quickly getting out of hand with no MV batter being struck out.
Another 5 run inning and a comfortable 10-1 lead going into the bottom of the 3rd inning.
Mountain Valley changed pitchers as Puente took 3rd base while Kensie Sayles
Adrianna Peaslee and Kensie Sayles
would finish the next two innings.
In the bottom of the 3rd inning, Sayles started off allowing two singles. However, that would be the extent of the Rangers damage as two fly-outs and 4 strikeouts would put the Rangers out of their misery in those last two innings.
Only a walk in the bottom of the 4th as Sayles struck out the side against the other SV batters.
“I was going for spotting the ball,” Sayles said like a crafty pitcher that struck out the side to end the game.
Meanwhile, Mountain Valley would all but clinch their title with another 5 run 4th inning.
In what would be the last inning, Peaslee would touch all the bases after a line shot to left field that only had the outfield fence able to stop the screamer hit.
Peaslee was non-stop around the bases as she hit an inside the park homer to the delight of her teammates and the Hawk crowd.
“Amazing feeling,” Peaslee said with excitement. “I felt the hit and getting all the way home was amazing.”
“Last year, we lost to Smithson Valley, which kept us from winning it all,” Peaslee commented. “We wanted to get this win….this game we were ready to dominate and wanted to finish this season strong….we wanted to go all the way and not just halfway.”
The stunned silence from the Smithson Valley side of the stands was the price of admission on a day your Hawks would silence the Ranger team after turning this game to a laugher.
Only two Mountain Valley players were not able to get a base hit, but those two at bats did not go to waste as Landry Brown’s sacrifice flyball scored Madi Row who opened with a single.
Patrice Martinez was not allowed a chance to hit as she was walked and she stole a base and scored later in the inning.
If you want to know what dominance looks like then be sure you have some water close by as you try to digest these numbers:
game batting stats
batting average on base percentage slugging percentage
.720 .750 .960
Those 4 hits Smithson Valley recorded for the game was less than the number of hits the Hawks accumulated in 3 of their innings.
This game was bound to be over after the 4th inning as there were other forces that would be sure this game went no further as the lightning and rain started soon after the umps called the game due to that 14 run lead.
“I hope I can be the best pitcher next year and strike out more players for outs,” Pitcher Peaslee said unabashedly.
A banner year for a group of ladies that dominated district opponents from Cuero to Middle Schools that feed into 6A schools.
That beacon of light seen by Hawk parent’s going home was the collective smiles of Canyon Lake Coaches who will be welcoming in a wealth of talent for the coming years.
Next school year can not get her soon enough for the sports addicts, but some of you can be excused if you want to take a couple of months off before making your trek to Canyon Lake High School
Congrats on another District Championship and Go Hawks!!
1 2 3 4 R H E
MV Hawks 5 0 5 5 15 18 1
SV Rangers 1 0 0 0 1 4 3
name ab r h bi 2b 3b hr bb so misc
Marley Carrizales 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 2 0
Kensie Sayles 4 1 2 2 1 0 0 0 0
Maddy Puente 3 2 3 1 0 1 0 0 0
Adrianna Peaslee 3 3 3 3 0 0 1 0 0
Chelsea Tschoepe 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
ph Madi Row 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 sb
Jessie Melendez 2 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0
ph Landry Brown 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 sf
KT Cox 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 sb
Emma Mentzer 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
ph Patrice Martinez 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 sb
Maddi Morris 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
ph Rachel Tucker 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 sb
totals 25 15 18 14 1 1 1 3 0
pitching ip h r er bb so W L
Maddy Puente 2 2 1 1 1 2 1 0
Kensie Sayles 2 2 0 0 1 4 0 0
totals 4 4 1 1 2 6 1 0