A freshman, Hannah Wells continued her dominance in the circle in the Coahoma sweep of Bushland.
In two games, Wells combined for 25 strikeouts and allowed just three runs on six hits. Wells picked up wins in both games.
She was also a force at home plate, going 3-for-5 with two triples and three RBIs.
“Hannah did an outstanding job against a very dangerous Bushland team,” said Coahoma head coach Alexander Orosco. “In the circle, Hannah was able to score and get out of some blocks. At the plate, Hannah did a great job putting the ball in play and she continued to pressure the defense.”
The Bulldogettes are one series away from the state tournament. Coahoma takes on Holliday in the Region I-3A final in a best-of-three series, which begins Thursday at Abilene Christian University.
The best of the rest
Laylonna Applin, Stamford shortstop
Applin hit the home run in Game 1 of Stamford’s regional semi-final series against Floydada. It helped the Lady Bulldogs win 3-1 before winning Game 2 11-0 on Saturday.
The junior went 3 for 6 between the two games with two RBIs.
Hunter Stewart, Snyder’s second baseman
Stewart helped Snyder continue her Cinderella run in the regional quarterfinals. The senior went 4 for 6 with three RBIs, seven runs, three walks and two stolen bases.
Snyder beat El Paso Riverside in two games to earn a spot in the regional semifinal against Stephenville.
Samantha Gonzalez, Hamlin player
Gonzalez helped Hamlin’s offense explode in their wins over Colorado City in the regional semifinals. The junior hit two home runs and also had six RBIs, four runs and a stolen base.
Hamlin has scored a combined 32 points in his two games against Lady Wolves.
Citlaly Gutierrez, Stamford pitcher
Gutierrez picked up two wins as Stamford swept Floydada. In 12 combined innings, she allowed just five hits, one run and struck out 22 Whirlwind batters.
And at the plate, Floydada didn’t want to throw at him. Gutierrez finished the series 0 for 0 with six walks.
Roxanne Rivera, second baseman for Hamlin
Rivera reached base safely in his 10 plate appearances while sweeping Hamlin in Colorado City.
The junior went 5 for 6 with two doubles, four RBis, five runs, three walks, two stolen bases and a sacrificial bunt. She also reached the base on a mistake.
Hamlin will face Stamford on Wednesday in a one-game regional final.
Bryce Ford, Snyder receiver
In addition to Stewart’s strong streak, Ford had an impressive performance against Riverside. The senior receiver went 3 for 5 with six RBIs, three runs and five walks.
Snyder is 23-9 entering the regional semifinals.
Brynn Rodgers, Coahoma infielder
Rodgers was a timely hitter for the Bulldogettes in their sweep. She accounted for their two RBIs in Coahoma’s 2-0 Game 1 win over Bushland.
In the series, she went 2 for 6 with four RBIs.
Zoe Moore, Hamlin Pitcher
Moore had wins in both of Hamlin’s regional semifinals. She knocked out six Lady Wolves, helping Lady Pipers seal their place in the regional final.
Moore also contributed offensively with a brace, five RBIs, five runs and two stolen bases.
Savana Gonzales, Stamford right fielder
Right behind Gutierrez in the Lady Bulldogs order was Gonzales, who excelled at home plate.
The senior went 3 for 6 with a brace in the series. She made the most of Floydada walking consistently with Gutierrez as Gonzales had four RBIs in both games.
Stamford are 19-0 against Class 2A opponents this season.
Emalee Duniven, Hamlin receiver
Duniven contributed to the winning effort for the Lady Pipers with several hits. She went 5-for-7 with a double, three RBIs, six runs, three walks and two stolen bases between the two games.
Hamlin is 23-6 overall.
Carson Field is the area sports reporter for Abilene Reporter-News. It primarily covers Big Country high school sports. If you enjoy local news, you can support local journalists with a digital subscription to reporternews.com.