Game Article, Softball | March 19, 2014

Hawk’s JV and Varsity Start District Play with Loss

Canyon Lake Junior Varsity lost to Fredericksburg in a hard fought and windy affair on

Third-Baseman Peyton Tyra

Third-Baseman Peyton Tyra

Tuesday night at the Hawk Diamond.

The Hawks were in the lead 8-7 going into the third inning but could only muster one more run for a two run loss.

There was a lot of good fielding and in those first two innings as well as some manufactured runs when both teams settled down for just one run in their last inning of play.

Christine Rider was just getting into her stride needing only six pitches to retire the Billies in their last at bat.

Daniellia Bustamante also helped with her speed scoring two runs after two walks.

Brianna Hemphill pitched in with two hits, runs, and rbi.

Both Hemphill and Bustamante also get some time with the Varstiy.

When asked what goes on when you are playing on two rosters, Bustamante said, “It is hectic but I enjoy it….anyway I can help the team.”

“The Junior Varsity just want to get better and work together more,” Bustamante closed. “This was one of our best games so far this year.”

Third baseban Peyton Tyra also played solid defense helping keep the damage low in this loss.

“We are trying to get better as a team and of course win,” Third Baseman Tyra said.

Tyra had not played the last couple of years and is new to CL and decided to pick a glove back up this season.

“I just wanted to play again,” Tyra deduced. “A lot of us are new and we just want to help each other.”

Canyon Lake is only in their second year of fielding a Junior Varsity and seeing these young athletes hone in on their skills will only enhance a program that is showing signs of becoming a team to be reckoned with.

Tough loss but the positives could be seen and having more opportunities to get playing time this Hawk team.

              1  2  3  4   R  H  E
 Billies JV   4  3  4  0  11  5  0
 CL Hawks JV  4  4  0  1   9  7  3

 pos name                 ab  r  h  bi bb so 
 ss Halay Lucero           1  2  0  0  2  0
 1b Daniellia Bustamante   1  2  0  0  2  1
 cf Brianna Hemphill       2  2  2  3  0  0
     ph Jayde Crawford     1  0  0  0  0  1
  p Christine Rider        3  1  1  1  0  0
 2b Alexis Fullen          3  1  2  2  0  0
 3b Peyton Tyra            2  0  1  1  0  1
  c Sydney Wiatreck        2  0  0  0  0  0
 lf Jessica Moore          2  0  0  0  0  1
 rf Cassidy Martin         2  1  1  0  0  0
    totals                19  9  7  7  4  4

 pitching            ip  h  r er bb so  np hb
 Christine Rider      4  5 11  4  4  0  86  3


Daniellia Bustamante holding down two jobs playing JV and Varsity

Daniellia Bustamante holding down two jobs playing JV and Varsity

The Hawks started their District 27-3A season on a losing note, when the Fredericksburg Billies jumped on the Hawks and did not let go until they had won going away, 12-5.

“We just did not focus on the game at hand,” Head Coach John Gallagher said. “We looked flat and played flat.”

Canyon Lake has youth with very few seniors and juniors in a daily lineup for the Hawks.

When asked what will need to happen to get through this district season.

“We will have to break everything down again and start over,” Coach Gallagher offered. “We did not show that we were as good as we thought we were.”

Granted this was just the first game of this district campaign and there will be many more games to make some statements throughout this year.

Two freshman players did have decent game.

Short Stop Kat Weber reached base all three times she was at the plate with two hits and a walk.

Weber has been very adept in reaching base this season with several walks and tonight those two hits.

Freshman centerfielder Carly DuBois also reached base with two hits and two runs.

Sophomore Cameron Berger pich-hit for Sophomore Tiare Kacir and responded with a two run double in the final inning.

The ReSporter wanted to give that casual reader an idea of how young this team actually is and seeing that this was the first district game for these athletes and knowing that better times will certainly come.

Hopefully this Friday when Canyon Lake travels to Bandera for a game with the Bulldogs.