Sabine Pass advances in 2A softball playoffs

Published 9:49 pm Thursday, April 27, 2017

CROSBY — It’s been a long time coming, Sabine Pass coaches say, but the Sharks have made it out of the first round of the UIL softball playoffs.

Jaizee Landry struck out nine, and the Sharks posted an 8-4 victory over Somerville on Thursday in a one-game bi-district matchup. Sabine Pass (14-11) will take on Shiner in the second round, with the time, date, place and length of the playoff to be determined.

“She was clutch,” Sabine Pass assistant coach Andie Myers said. “She was in there. She kept her head in it and she finished the game for us.”

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Landry helped her own cause on the offensive end. She and Lauren Price each batted 3 for 4, while Kaleigh Kingston and Erica Rodriguez each went 2 for 4 in the win.

Center fielder Gracie Hensley started a big double play in the fifth inning when she threw out a runner at the plate. Catcher Price then completed the play by gunning down the runner at second base.

The Sharks entered the playoffs as the runners-up in District 25-2A.

About I.C. Murrell

I.C. Murrell was promoted to editor of The News, effective Oct. 14, 2019. He previously served as sports editor since August 2015 and has won or shared eight first-place awards from state newspaper associations and corporations. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, grew up mostly in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

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