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Comments: It was a nearly unimaginable series of games over the past couple of days and candidly this week’s poll di not capture all the shockers but we will get them by next week. I am not sure which was crazier, Caldwell beat LaGrange 11-7 to stop a 74 game district winning streak while Wolfforth Frenship  gave Odessa Permian their first loss of the season 6-2 after Permian had won 26 straight games (no this poll spot was not updated in time).

Waco Midway’s trek through 8-6A hit a road block when Belton beat Midway 8-2 to knot the first place standings between the Panthers and Tigers.  Madison Cotton pitched the six innings for the win.  Rivercrest turned in their update with an impressive 13-0 win over Saltillo that improves the Bogata Rebels to 14-5 on the season and 6-0 in district play.

Sanford-Fritch is 17-5 overall after a weird week that saw the Eagles beat the cold and Follett 20-5 then defeat Memphis 19-9.  The Eagles beat 1A Booker 40-12 in a non-district contest.  Blanco is 19-6, 9-0 after racing past Ingram Tom Moore 22-0 in three innings.

Grandview is yikes very very good winning 12-2 over Mildred and 5-2 over Vista to improve to 26-0, 10-0 in 17-3A. Slaton is 17-13 and improved to 5-1 in district play.  Shallowater is 6-0 in a tough district.  For Slaton, Kamryn Gibbs has stolen 36 bases on the season without being caught stealing and is hitting .568.

My apologies for the number of NR listing but teams are getting their updates in since that notice.  Wall is 18-4-1 with a 7-90 district record while hitting .384 as a team on the season with 18 homeruns as a team. Wall will be moving back up in the 3A polls.

District 21-5A is having a Hatfield-McCoy type season as Kingwood Park is 23-6, 21-1 while Barbers Hill is 25-3, 12-2, Splendora is 15-10, 11-3 and Dayton is 23-6, 10-3.  Splendora beat Barbers Hill Monday night 4-2 (not included in this week’s poll) while Dayton and Kingwood Park play Tuesday night.

Paris North Lamar has improved their win streak to 20 games and pitcher Reagan Robinson is 16-1 with a .34 ERA notching 147 strikeouts.  Speaking of strikeouts, Logan Hulon of Dripping Springs has 16 wins and 230 strikeouts for the Tigers who are tied for first after beating Lockhart.  All state second baseman Camille Corona has 51 hits on the season. Logan Hulon of Dripping Springs fanned seven and did not allow an earned run as the Tigers moved into a first place tie with Lockhart by beating the Lions 4-1.  Lockhart had won the first meeting 6-4 leaving the teams tied at 9-1.  Camille Corona, who is hitting .540, and Kyndall Womack led the Tigers’ offense.  Amanda White struck out seven and allowed six hits for Lockhart.

Elgin’s Gracy Crafts fired a perfect game as the Lady Cats blanked Hutto 10-0.  Crafts beat previously first place Georgetown 1-0 last week.  Austin High is 9-0 in district play and crushed Lanier 16-0 as Macie Cervantes had three hits and Celia Bigger had a single, a double and a triple.  Danielle Serna added a single and a homerun while Lexie Aleman doubled and added an inside the park homerun and Caitlyn Rangel ripped two triples.  Caroline Bishop and Alyssa Ybarra combined for the five inning shutout.

Ciara Bosquez allowed eight hits while striking out five as San Marcos beat defending district champion Bowie 6-2 to move into a first place district tie with Akins.  Andrea Garcia sparked an early Rattler rally with a first inning homerun while Melanie Castilla and Kaylee Cavazos had three hits each.  Abbey Smith had three hits for Bowie.

Wimberley is 20-3 after winning 13 of their last 14 games.  Bayleigh Grogan has won 13 games on the mound while five Texans are hitting over .400: Caroline Cagle (.462), Cypress Daniel (.417), Jacqueline Johnson (.465), Marika Spector (.565) and Zorina Weed (.517).  All local 4a temas leading their district are LaGrange at 6-0 in district after wins over both Caldwell and Giddings.  Salado is leading Liberty Hill and Lampasas in district play.

Thorndale is now the top ranked tema in the state after beating Milano 8-1 while former number one Shiner was losing.  Allison Betak led the Bulldogs with four hits.  Betak, Riley White, Jayci Martinka, and Madison Kelm each had multiple hits for Thorndale.  Riley White is currently the leading hitter in Central Texas with a .647 batting average as well as recording 17 pitching victories so far on the season.

Another team posting their impressive record (and not included properly in this week’s poll) is 2A Rogers who is 20-1 on the season.  In the induvial arena of standout performs is Rylee Trilcek of Hallettsville who is hitting .610 with 44 RBIs and nine homeruns.  The junior is also 15-2 in the circle with a .18 Era and has committed to the University of Florida.

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Butch Hart
TGCA Editor in Chief 
Sports Polls
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2018 Top Twenty Five Note: several teams were dropped from consideration as no accurate record was available.  Appreciate coaches, players, parents, fans and officials providing records and scores.

If you feel you team has been over looked, you are likely correct as there are over 1,000 schools that play softball and many teams do not use online or media outlet records so I am sadly, unaware, your emails greatly enhance the accuracy.

Reminder: at NR and they will be dropped from consideration for that current poll.

2018 Texas Girls Coaches Association Softball Poll 
April 10, 2018

 
     
 
    Class 2A
     
  1. Thorndale 19-1-1
  2. Normangee 21-2
  3. Crawford 19-3-2
  4. Bosqueville 18-2
  5. Italy 15-1-1
  6. Shiner 21-6-1
  7. Collinsville 18-3-1
  8. Grapeland 19-7-2
  9. West Texas 17-2
  10. Trenton 19-4
  11. Three Rivers 20-5
  12. Ralls 14-5-1
  13. Sanford Fritch 16-5
  14. Honey Grove 13-3
  15. Harper 17-5
  16. Petrolia 15-8
  17. Evadale 14-5
  18. West Sabine 16-4
  19. Haskell 12-2
  20. Tom Bean 16-6
  21. Joaquin 14-5
  22. Sabinal 15-6
  23. Bells 10-5
  24. Albany 12-6
  25t. Hawley 11-5
  25t. Gorman 8-4
  25t. Avery 10-5-1
 
    Class 3A
     
  1. Grandview 26-0
  2. Santa Gertrudis Academy 29-1
  3. Hughes Springs 18-2
  4. Buna 24-2
  5. Pollok Central 18-1
  6. Clyde 20-3
  7. Amarillo River Road 17-2
  8. Hallettsville 18-3-2
  9. Brock 21-5-1
  10. Danbury 20-7
  11. Schulenburg 16-5
  12. Pilot Point 21-5-1
  13. Natalia 20-5-1
  14. San Diego 14-6
  15. Coahoma 14-2
  16. Rogers NR
  17. New Diana 12-2-1
  18. Whitney 23-7
  19. Mount Vernon 14-2
  20. Blanco 18-6
  21. Sunnyvale 14-5
  22. Industrial 16-6
  23. Karnes City 18-5-2
  24. Jourdanton 14-8
  25t. Boling 12-6
  25t. Pottsboro 10-5
  25t. Comanche 11-7
  25t. East Bernard NR
 
  Class 4A
     
  1. Beeville A.C. Joens 26-1-1
  2. Carthage 23-4
  3. Paris North Lamar 17-2-1
  4. Bushland 25-4
  5. Robinson 18-3
  6. Bridge City 22-7-1
  7. Wimberley 21-3
  8. Salado 18-3
  9. Crandall 17-2
  10. Graham NR
  11. Vernon 16-2
  12. Brownfield 17-5-1
  13. La Vernia 20-3
  14. Monahans 21-5
  15. Van 12-4
  16. Lufkin Hudson 15-5
  17. Little Cypress Mauriceville 20-3
  18. Pearsall 19-8
  19. Rio Hondo 18-7
  20. Rains 20-3
  21. Caldwell 17-4
  22. Brownwood 18-4-1
  23. Bullard 17-3
  24. Lorena NR
  25t. Liberty Hill 18-5
  25t. Lampasas 17-5
  25t. Lamesa NR
  25t. Decatur NR
  25t. Rockport-Fulton NR
  25t. LaGrange 17-9
  25t. Fabens 21-6
  25t. Bay City 19-6
 
  Class 5A
     
  1. Angleton 25-1
  2. Barbers Hill 22-2
  3. Willis 17-4
  4. Livingston 18-1-1
  5. Denton Ryan 17-2-1
  6. El Paso Eastlake 28-4-2
  7. Mansfield Legacy 15-2
  8. Frisco Wakeland 19-4
  9. El Paso Chapin 27-5-1
  10. Canyon 18-3
  11. College Station 20-3-1
  12. Magnolia 17-3
  13. Kingwood Park 22-6
  14. Dripping Springs 22-6
  15. Elgin 16-5
  16. Galena Park 19-4
  17. Lockhart 15-4-1
  18. Georgetown 16-3
  19. Prosper 20-5
  20. Forney 14-3
  21. Mount Pleasant 17-4
  22. Splendora 16-7
  23. Waltrip 21-7
  24. Santa Fe 16-6
  25t. El Paso Hanks 19-8
  25t. The Colony 18-5
  25t. El Paso Burges 21-6
  25t. Eaton NR
  25t. Fort Worth Boswell NR
 
  Class 6A
     
  1. San Antonio Lady Bird Johnson 23-0
  2. Keller 23-1-1
  3. Mansfield 24-0
  4. Odessa Permian 25-0
  5. Katy 23-1
  6. Spring 24-2
  7. Ridge Point 21-1-1
  8. Weslaco 26-2-1
  9. Klein Collins 24-4
  10. Round Rock Cedar Ridge 17-2
  11. Aldine MacArthur 18-3
  12. Waco Midway 17-3
  13. New Braunfels Canyon 18-1
  14. El Paso Coronado 25-4
  15. Flower Mound 14-3-1
  16. San Antonio Warren 18-3
  17. Coppell 19-5
  18. Plano 14-3
  19. Edinburg 23-6
  20. Atascocita 18-4
  21. Cypress Ranch 20-4-2
  22. Edinburg Vela 23-5
  23. Harlingen South 21-5
  24. Austin Lake Travis 18-6-2
  25t. Deer Park 21-7
  25t. Kingwood 24-7
  25t. Wylie 15-2
  25t. South San Antonio East Central 2-16
  25t. Longview 19-6-1