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Vassberg fires three-hitter in Bearcats' 14-1 victory over Saginaw

April 21, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Brann strikes out nine in Ladycats' 13-0 win over Lady Riders

Aledo senior pitcher Austin Vassberg limited Saginaw to just three hits while striking out three with one walk to lead the Bearcats to a 14-1 win over Saginaw Wednesday night in a District 6-4A contest at Saginaw.

The win raises the Bearcats' district record to 9-3. AHS will play next at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 23, at Mineral Wells.

Before Vassberg ever touched the mound the Bearcats gave the lefty a double-digit lead as Aledo scored 11 runs in the top of the first inning.

The Bearcats sent up 15 batters in the opening frame and swatted six hits and patiently worked four walks. All nine players in the batting order scored in the inning, with Lawton Rinker and Rylan Riney scoring twice.

Nils Smith recorded a single and a double in the frame, with Riney, Rinker, Zack Scott, Sean O'Donnell and Andrew Tort each collecting a base hit.

Aledo added two runs in the second and a run in the fourth to close the scoring.

Ladycats 13, Saginaw 0

Aledo sophomore pitcher Kacie Brann threw a two-hit shutout with nine strikeouts and four walks to lead the Ladycats to a 13-0 win over Saginaw in District 6-4A action Wednesday night at Saginaw.

The win raises the Ladycats 6-4A mark to 11-2. Aledo can clinch at least a tie for the district championship with a win Friday (April 23) at Mineral Wells. The first pitch will be at 7 p.m.

The Ladycats scored 11 runs in the top of the third inning to take an 11-0 lead. Aledo sent up 16 batters in the frame. Morgan Farley, Carolyn Clayton, Kendall Kizer and Shelby Stockard each scored a pair of runs in the inning, with Rebecca Phillips, Sarah Simpson and Jordan Simons each crossing the plate.

The big hit in the third inning was a three-RBI triple by Stockard.

Clayton went three-for-four at the plate, including a double, to lead Aledo. Farley, Kizer, Lauren Durham, and Simons each registered a pair of hits.

For the complete story on both games, and for comments by coaches and players, please see the April 23 issue of The Community News.

Sports Calendar

Thursday, March 5

  • Aledo Ladycats JV at Brewer Tournament, Time TBA

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity at A&M Consolidated Tournament, College Station, Time TBA

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Southwest and Arlington Heights Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats JV at Granbury Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Weatherford Tournament, Times TBA.

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Boswell
    Aledo Middle School at Stephenville

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Brock at Brock High School, 4:30 pm

Friday, March 6

  • Aledo Varsity at Chisholm Trail Tournament, all day

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity Black and Orange at Bearcat Brawl at Split Rail Links and Golf Club.

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Burleson at Bearcat Stadium, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *Senior Night & District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats at Burleson, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, March 9

  • Aledo Ladycats at Burleson Centennial, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

Thursday, March 12

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Abilene Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats JV at Boswell Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Richland Tournament, Times TBA.

Monday, March 16

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats Varsity Orange at Brock High School Tournament at Canyon West Golf Course.

  • Aledo Bearcats JV vs. Joshua at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Joshua, 6:00 pm. *District Game.

Tuesday, March 17

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats JV at Lake Ridge JV Tournament at Mansfield National Golf Course.

  • Aledo Bearcats at Granbury, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

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