Facing possibly their first loss of the season, the state-ranked No. 1 Aledo Ladycats were down to their last strike Friday night in a key District 8-5A softball game at Joshua.
Host Joshua led 1-0 in the top of the seventh inning, and the Ladycats had a runner on base with two outs with Riley Sartain at the plate with a two-strike count.
With Joshua one strike away from the upset, Sartain drove the next pitch over the wall for a two-run home run that also drove home Mary Myers as Aledo took their first lead of the contest, 2-1.
Sartain’s blast held up as pitcher Lauren Craine retired the Lady Owls in order in the bottom of the seventh to seal the win.
The win raises the Ladycats district mark to 8-0, while Joshua drops to 6-2.
Bearcats stay unbeaten after 8-4 win
Aledo forward Sydney Laughley (13) advances the ball as Abigail Shryoc (20) gets into position during the Ladycats win in the bi-district playoffs last week. The Ladycats will face Birdville at 7 p.m. Friday, April 3 at Bearcat Stadium in a Class 5A, Region I area playoff match.
Coming off a 5-1 victory last week over Western Hills in the opening round of the Class 5A soccer playoffs, the Aledo Ladycats will hope to continue their playoff run when they face the Birdville Lady Hawks on Friday, April 3 in a rare home playoff match.
Kickoff will be at 7 p.m. at Bearcat Stadium.
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A scout for the Carolina Panthers works out several Tarleton State University and Midwestern State University football players Wednesday morning at the Aledo High School indoor facility. TSU invited Midwestern players to the workout session. TSU decided to hold its pro day in Aledo as many NFL scouts are in the area this week for pro days on the campuses of TCU and SMU. Scouts from the Dallas Cowboys, St. Louis Rams and other NFL teams were working out players at the facility.
Time to get cookies together for Ride for Heroes
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Since its inception in 2003, the Moritz Ride for Heroes bicycle ride has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for local first responders, law enforcement and school organizations. One of the things the community always gives back are cookies!
The Ride for Heroes needs about 200 dozen cookies for this year’s event. Favorites are chocolate chip and oatmeal.
Aledo center fielder Mary Myers makes solid contact Monday during the Ladycats' 13-1 win at Cleburne.
Aledo catcher Alli Ramsey swatted a home run and two triples while driving in five runs to lead the state-ranked No. 1 Ladycats to a 13-1 win over Cleburne Monday in a District 8-5A game at Cleburne.
The win – at the halfway point of district softball play – raises the Ladycats’ league record to a sparkling 7-0.
Riley Sartain also smashed a homer and added a triple, and also collecting a pair of hits were Rhylie Makawe (double, single) and Kayden Kirkpatrick (two singles).
Lauren Craine (7-0) earned the win in the circle for Aledo.
Both the Aledo Ladycats softball team and Bearcats baseball team will take to the road today in respective District 8-5A contests.
The Ladycats will play at 5 p.m. today at Cleburne.
Aledo, in first place in 8-5A, brings a 6-0 league record into the contest, while Cleburne is 2-4 in district play.
The Bearcats will travel to Burleson today to face the Elks. The first pitch will be at 7 p.m.
The Bearcats, all alone at the top of the 8-5A standings, comes into the game with a 4-0 district mark, while Burleson stands at 1-3 in league play.
Former Aledo Ladycats state-championship winning pitcher Whitney Canion is surrounded by the 2015 Baylor Lady Bears today prior to Baylor's home softball game against Oklahoma State. Canion, who was a two-time All-American at Baylor, had her No. 11 jersey retired in a pre-game ceremony. It is the first jersey ever retired by the Baylor softball program, and Canion is the first former Aledo athlete to have a number retired at a major university. Look for the April 3 issue of The Community News for more photos of the ceremony and Canion's thoughts on her special day.
Aledo senior third baseman Garrett Uhl lines a single in the third inning of the Bearcats' 3-2 win over Crowley Friday night at the AHS baseball field. The win raises the first-place Bearcats' record to 4-0 in District 8-5A.
Aledo starting pitcher Isaac Hale pitched a complete game with 10 strikeouts to lead the Bearcats to a 3-2 victory over Crowley Friday night in a District 8-5A contest at the AHS baseball field.
The win keeps the Bearcats alone in first place with a 4-0 district mark, while the loss evens Crowley's record to 2-2.
Fans of Aledo High School diamond sports will have two choices today as both the Bearcats baseball team and the Ladycats softball team will play host in District 8-5A action at the AHS sports complex.
The state-ranked No. 1 Ladycats will bring a 5-0 district mark into the contest against 1-4 Granbury. The first pitched is scheduled for 7 p.m.
The 3-0 Bearcats will take on 2-1 Crowley as Aledo tries to stay on top of the 8-5A standings.
The first pitch is set for 7:30 p.m.