FHS softball rolls through non-district slate
Strong offensive hitting led the Fredericksburg High School varsity softball team to two wins during the week.
The Billies beat Alamo Heights, 12-1, on Friday, March 2, and Sabinal, 11-0, on Tuesday, Feb. 27.
The Billies improved to 10-2 overall ahead of the San Marcos Tournament, set for March 8-10, and the start of district play March 20.
Head coach Melissa Hall contributes her team’s success to strong and consistent hitting.
“Our offensive is doing extremely well right now,” she said. “We have hitters throughout our lineup that consistently put the ball in play and are threats to hit the long ball.”
Hall adds that she has confident in her players to step up to the plate and have a chance to drive in runs.
“I don’t feel like any part of our line-up would be considered the ‘bottom part’,” Hall said. “Every inning we step up to the plate, I feel like we have a chance to get runners on and score.”
Alamo Heights 1
Four runs batted in by sophomore Madi Findley led FHS to a 12-1 win against Alamo Heights on Friday night.
Alamo Heights took the early lead, with a single from pitcher Jackie Hernandez.
FHS quickly responded with a single from senior Landry Moffett, on a 3-2 count. The single scored one run and a defensive error from Alamo Heights scored an additional run for the FHS.
Findley drove in two runs on her first pitch.
“Madi helps get our offensive moving at the top of the lineup,” Hall said. “She consistently puts the ball in play and puts pressure on the defense by being aggressive on the bases.”
In the third inning, the Billie’s bats were hot as Kyra Mund, Mia Torres, Grace Duecker, Ashlyn Weinheimer and Findley all moved runners across the plate.
Freshman pitcher and utility player Ella Weinheimer surrendered one run on four hits over five innings. She struck out two and walked none.
Alamo Heights allowed 11 hits and 12 runs in four innings.
“I was anxious to play a larger school to see how we would compete,” Hall said. “I was happy with how the girls responded. We put up big numbers offensively but also played another game without committing a defensive error.”
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