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District champions place second in softball tournament

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  • The Scorpions pose as a team on the field in Del Rio during the Texas West Section Tournament earlier this month. The team placed second overall.
    The Scorpions pose as a team on the field in Del Rio during the Texas West Section Tournament earlier this month. The team placed second overall.

After being crowned Texas District 26 Softball Champions last month, the Greater Medina Lake Little League and Bandera Little League Scorpions went on to place second in the Texas West Sectional Tournament in Del Rio earlier this month.

Officials with the team told the Bulletin the Scorpions had never played together before going to the tournament, but they played together as a unified team.

Players on the unified team’s roster were: Tina Allan, Allison Chevreaux, Brayleigh Cunningham, Hailee Feller, Rehnahta ‘Nati’ Gomez, Shayla Powell, Harley Randall, Giuliana Romero, Callie Scott, Sara Scott, Emily Short and Harmony Williams.

Rosa Castro and Christy Allan were the coaches; Texas Randall was the scorekeeper. Gomez threw out the first pitch of the tournament and was relieved by Allan so she could dominate behind the plate. She’d do just that, catching a pop fly behind home plate.

Allan would go on to pitch the remainder of the tournament.

Powell was the first player to score in the tournament, sliding hard to steal home.

Another critical run was scored in the second by Gomez, who was walked to first and ultimately stole home. Allan caught a pop fly for an out to second base’s Randall, who was backed up Scott, who threw to Chevreaux at first for a double play.

In the third inning of the tournament’s second game, Allan was stung by a bee on her pitching arm. She was almost pulled from the game but was able to rally and returned to strike out the next batter, ultimately finishing out the day.