HS Softball: Windthorst Knocks Out Seymour

Game two of Windthorst versus Seymour's Region I-A Best of 3 Quarterfinal was a back-and-forth affair.

The Trojanettes struck first with a RBI ground out from Kelsey Hise in the top of the first, but 9th-ranked Seymour rallied right back with a four-run bottom half, including a two-run home run from Tatiana Martinez.

Windthorst bounced back with a Lexi Koetter RBI that drove in Brittney Schreiber. The Trojanettes would wind up with an 11-4 win. Kelsie Berend finished a home run shy of hitting for the cycle, while Paige Dillon added a home run.

Windthorst will now play No. 8 Albany in a Best of 3 Regional Semifinal in Graham. First game is set for 6 p.m. on Thursday. Second game is at 11 a.m. on Saturday, with a third game set for half-an-hour later if necessary.

Rider falls short

Rider took a 9-0 loss from No. 6 Canyon Randall to open their Region I-4A Best of 3 Quarterfinal yesterday, but like the Area Round, Rider bounced back with a big game two victory.

The Lady Raiders won 12-0. Sammy Hislop went 4-4 with a two-run home run, three RBI's and two runs scored. Abby Donnell struck out seven in a two-hit performance in the circle.

Rider led game three 6-2, but Canyon Randall rallied back to win it in the bottom of the seventh 7-6. Morgan Lewis went 2-4 with three RBI's, while Donnell struck out eight.

Rider finishes the year 30-11.

Iowa Park down and out

Iowa Park also went to three games in their Region I-3A Best of 3 Quarterfinal with West at Argyle. The Lady Hawks dropped game two 11-1 in five innings and game two 7-4.