An update from around the league
An update from across the league
Little League was back in action this past weekend with many local teams starting their district tournaments.
Fredericksburg Minor Girls opened with an 11-4 win against Burnet Friday, June 24.
The team took another win on Saturday over Kerrville, 22-4.
Monday night, the girls took on Burnet in the winners’ bracket and took the victory, 13-2.
“We had a great team effort win and had outstanding pitching from Ashlyn Rausch,” said Coach Rory Rausch.
The team saw great defense from Lauren Danz, Kamryn Loeffler and Anabelle Sanchez. Kirsten Hartmann led the team in clutch hitting.
“The girls came together as a team to get some great wins,” said Rausch.
The team will play in the championship game on Wednesday, June 29, at 7 p.m., at Old Fair Park.
The Fredericksburg Major Girls softball all-star team played their first game of the district tournament on Monday, June 27.
The girls defeated Llano, 17-1, behind pitcher Avery Holland who faced 16 Llano hitters, striking out eight, with no walks.
Leading the offense was Ella Hartmann, Karlee Reyes, Emary St. Pierre and Emma Shepard, each with two hits.
The girls’ next game was against Kerrville on Tuesday June 28 in Ingram at 7 p.m. Results were not available at press time and will be printed next week.
Fredericksburg United All-stars defeated Blanco with a score of 10-5 on Monday June 27 after Blanco defeated Kerrville in game one.
United All-star starting pitcher Ella Weinheimer kept the Blanco All-stars scoreless through the first four innings. United doubled Blanco’s hit and run production giving Fredericksburg their first victory of the post season.
“In addition to a solid pitching performance, Weinheimer led the team at the plate, reaching base safely in each of her four plate appearances,” said Coach Paige Findley.
Gracie Green slugged out two triples to the left field fence, and pitched the fifth and sixth innings for United.
Pitcher Ashlyn Weinheimer closed out the win, retiring three of the four batters she faced in the seventh inning.
Ashlyn Weinheimer also went three for four at the plate including two triples and a single.
“This United All-star team is a compilation of girls from Boerne, Harper and Fredericksburg and this was their first time to play together,” said Findley. “All things considered, I thought they did great.”
“Our pitchers handled the ball well in the circle and our offense reached base successfully in more than half our plate appearances,” Findley continued.
A rematch in the losers’ bracket featured a rematch between Blanco and Kerrville on June 28 in a three-team, double-elimination tournament. Scores were not available at press time.
The victor will compete against the United All-stars on June 29.
The Senior Girls’ softball team will not be playing in a district tournament this year and will be moving straight to sectionals.
The girls will play July 7 at 7 p.m. against North West Little League of San Antonio.
Minor boys began their district tournament with a 5-0 victory against Boerne Saturday.
The team lost their second game against Kerrville on Saturday, 12-2.
The team is in double-elimination for the remainder of the tournament.
The team played Boerne Tuesday, June 28 but results were not available.
Major Boys defeated Boerne, 8-4, on Sunday night.
Caleb Kruse pitched three innings and had two hits and Blaine Edwards pitched the final three innings.
“They both did an excellent job of throwing strikes and keeping a tough Boerne team at bay,” said Coach Lance Love. “We ran the bases aggressively and put pressure on Boerne every inning.”
Cuatro Rodriguez had three hits, James Sebera had two hits and Logan Love, Luke DiCuffa and Javi Rodriguez all had one hit. “Overall, an incredible job of playing as a team and beating a very good Boerne team,” said Love.
They played Tuesday, June 28 against Kerrville at 8 p.m. With a win, they will play in the district championship on Thursday, June 30 in Ingram. All results will be printed next week.