Marble Falls softball dominates Leander Vandegrift in 10-0 win

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF

MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School softball team earned its first District 25-4A win of the season after beating Leander Vandegrift 10-0 on March 5.

“I think it’s good to see (a win) happen without having to bunt,” Marble Falls head coach Tino Salazar said. “You don’t have the opportunity to bunt and still score runs.”

The Lady Mustangs started the scoring in the first inning as junior catcher Amanda Thomas hit a solo home run, sending the ball 200 feet. That made home run No. 15 for her as a Lady Mustang.

Senior first baseman Hayley Fishbeck added a solo home run in the third, about 195 feet over the left wall.

In all, Marble Falls has hit 16 home runs on the year.

Marble Falls added three runs in the fourth and five in the fifth, earning four before the first out was made.

“They’re seeing the ball well, and we’re getting it from different spots in the order,” Salazar said about his hitters.

Meanwhile, freshman pitcher Makenzie Carpenter pitched all five innings and didn’t allow a run.

“We worked on arm speed over the weekend,” Salazar said. “She threw harder today.”

ON OFFENSE: Home runs  – Amanda Thomas 1, Hayley Fishbeck 1; RBIs – Abby Henry 3, Fishbeck 3, Skyler Riley 1, Sarah Hodgdon 1, Thomas 1

ON DEFENSE: Winning pitcher – Makenzie Carpenter (11-3) 3 hits, 2 walks, 11 strikeouts in five innings

RECORDS: Marble Falls is 16-4 overall and 1-1 in District 25-4A.

UP NEXT: Marble Falls vs. Liberty Hill, 7 p.m. March 8, at Scearce Field, 2101 Mustang Drive in Marble Falls

jfierro@thepicayune.com