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Softball, Sport News | March 29, 2014

Comparing This Year’s Hawk team with Last Season

Canyon Lake played 24 games last season and The ReSporter wanted to compare this year with

Carly Dubois is one of several Hawks making her mark this year

Carly Dubois is one of several Hawks making her mark this year

those accomplishments from that 2013 campaign.

The Hawks will complete their first go round in district play this coming Thursday in Navarro and looking at these two years statistically is quite eye opening.

Comparing the offenses is dramatic.

The 2013 year’s team scored 128 runs while this year’s club has a high water mark of 179, a solid 50 runs better.

Base hits have increased by 34 along with more power as Brianna Young has matched her round tripper last season and added Kelsey Ahrens’ (2) and Alexis Robinson’s (4) to that resume.

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You can can come up with your own deductions by going over these numbers below, but The ReSporter would like to bring up one item that might be overlooked in that offensive side.

In their win over Boerne, Canyon Lake had runs that were scored by bases loaded walks.

That is one of the best indicators on how good a team is doing in the batters box.

CL has three batters in double figures in this category led by Robinson’s 18 trips to first base.

Last season Robinson finished with four walks total for the season….In fact, Young was the only Hawk with double figures in this category with 14 last year.

Young already has matched that number and with freshman Kat Weber’s 11 free passes it has given CL a total of 73 vs. 47 from last season.

Power hitter Ahrens finished with four walks a year ago while she stands in with seven this year. With two more walks, Ahrens will match her total for her career in her first two seasons.

You can’t make this stuff up, this Hawk team has speed from several players. Last season McKenna Beseda had half of CL’s steals, but this year Carly Dubois is lighting it up with 14 thefts and several other players will be threatening double figures.

That speed is also seen in how many hits this year’s team can turn an infield bunt into a single by beating the throw to first.

Yes, their record does not indicate a break out year, but simply put, Canyon Lake only needs one of the other two facets of softball to improve and a team with a 1-3 district record could easily switch to 3-1 instead.

Robinson is certainly a key for this metamorphoses in the circle as the Robinson we saw last year was seen in her game with Boerne as she controlled the game by only giving up one walk and having movement on her pitches.

Canyon Lake might have a run in their second half of district play as this team has been searching for a first baseman this season and with the addition of Lizzy Henderson doing an adequate job in only two games, just might be what the doctored ordered in getting this team over the hump.

Being a young team and fitting those pieces together might just give fans for this year a good ride in the excitement department.

Good Luck Hawks.

 24 Games          ab   r   h  bi  2b  3b  hr  bb  so  sb  ave
 McKenna Beseda    74  25  35  12   3   1   0   4  12  17 .473
 Alexis Robinson   78  19  28   9   5   2   0   4   7   3 .359
 Kelsey Ahrens     75  14  26  10   7   0   0   4  15   1 .347
 Brianna Young     58   8  20  15   8   0   1  14   5   0 .345
 Lilimae Daily     72  15  22  14   4   0   0   5   7   5 .306
 Cassidy Riccio    56   7  15   3   2   0   0   4  15   1 .268
 Tiare Kacir        4   3   1   1   0   0   0   1   0   0 .250
 Vicky Henderson   81  11  18   9   0   0   0   6  14   3 .222
 Christine Rider   23   2   4   0   0   0   0   0   5   0 .174
 Lizzy Henderson   25   3   4   0   0   0   0   1  11   0 .160
 Lillie Sander     35   5   4   3   0   0   0   1  13   0 .114
 Cameron Berger    28   6   3   1   1   0   0   0   9   0 .107
 Kirsten Jones     12   9   1   1   0   0   0   0   1   5 .083
 Brianna Hemphill  13   1   1   0   0   0   0   1   7   0 .077
 Sharon Alexander   3   0   0   1   0   0   0   2   3   0 .000   obp   slg
                  604 128 173  79  30   3   1  47 124  35 .286  .348  .407
 name                ip    h   r  er   bb   so   era   W   L
 Alexis Robinson  130.2  106 133  59  120  179  3.17   8  14
 Kelsey Ahrens     16.2   16  39  18   32    7  7.78   1   2

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 26 Games             ab   r   h  bi  2b  3b  hr  bb  so  sb  ave
 Brianna Young        63   4  29  28   5   0   1  14   4   0 .460
 Danielle Bustamante   9  18   4   2   0   0   0   2   4   3 .444
 Alexis Robinson      73  33  30  22   4   4   4  18   6   5 .411
 Kelsey Ahrens        74  24  30  21   4   2   2   7   9   4 .405
 Carly Dubois         77  30  30  11   0   1   0   7   6  14 .390
 Lizzy Henderson      22   6   8   6   2   0   0   2   4   0 .364
 Kirsten Jones        59  17  20   6   1   0   0   2  22   4 .339
 Kat Weber            46  13  14   4   1   0   0  11   7   1 .304
 Sam York             51  11  15   9   0   0   0   2  12   0 .294
 Tiare Kacir          43  12  12   8   0   0   0   3   6   0 .279
 Cameron Berger       43   7  11   9   2   0   0   1  13   1 .256
 Emma Broussard       24   2   3   4   0   0   0   2   7   0 .125
 Brianna Hemphill     17   2   1   3   0   0   0   2   5   0 .059   obp   slg
 totals              601 179 207 133  19   7   7  73 105  32 .344  .420  .489
 pitching             ip   h   r  er  bb  so  hp   era   W   L
 Alexis Robinson   104.2 110 114  50  74 121  16  3.36  11  10
 Kelsey Ahrens      24.1  30  31  17  20  16   3  4.94   3   2
                   129.0 140 145  67  94 137  19  3.64  14  12