Balanced offensive attack leads Lady Bulldogs

Heights' Sarah Peyrani holds her home run ball following the Lady Bulldogs' win over Westside on March 30. Peyrani was one of four players to drive in multiple runs in the game. (Photo from Heights Softball Twitter)

One of the keys to the Heights Lady Bulldogs’ hot start on the softball diamond this season has been their offensive firepower, with their lineup averaging eight runs per game through the season’s first six weeks.

It was on display again last week as the Lady Bulldogs got back on track, going 2-0 to rebound from a loss to Bellaire on March 26. Six different players had RBIs for Heights in a 10-2 victory over Westside on March 30, with Kennedy Hill, Alexandra Hill, Sarah Peyrani and Leticia Flores driving in two runs apiece.

The Lady Bulldogs also got a win against Sam Houston via forfeit on April 1 to improve to 11-4 overall and 8-1 in District 18-6A entering Tuesday's scheduled matchup against El Campo.

Waltrip’s Lady Rams defeated Sterling 16-1 on March 30 in their only game last week, moving to 7-1 on the season and extending their winning streak to seven games.

In private-school action, Lutheran High North improved to 2-1 on the season with a 15-6 victory over Baytown Christian on April 1. The two teams were scheduled to play again Thursday afternoon.

St. Pius X bounced back from a 9-3 loss to Bellaire Episcopal on March 30 to run past Concordia Lutheran 15-0 on Tuesday night. The Lady Panthers improved to 12-9 overall and 4-0 in district competition.

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Scarborough beat North Forest 16-1 on March 31 for its second consecutive win. The Spartans (7-7, 6-1 district) were slated to face Northside on Tuesday afternoon.

Waltrip, meanwhile, bounced back from a March 26 loss to Manvel with an 11-3 victory over Milby to improve to 7-6-2 overall and 3-0 in District 23-5A.

The Heights Bulldogs had two wins against Sam Houston last week, before dropping a 10-3 decision to Humble on Monday.

On the private-school circuit,the St. Pius X Panthers took down Kelly Catholic by a score of 7-5 on Tuesday night. The Panthers were 12-9 overall and 2-4 in district play entering Thursday's scheduled game against Katy St. John XXIII.

Lutheran High North saw its losing streak reach five games. After dropping two matchups against Brazos Christian by scores of 23-1 on March 30 and 10-0 on April 1, the Lions lost 18-3 against Cristo Rey Jesuit Tuesday afternoon. Jonah Erazo had two hits including a double for the Lions (2-5) on Tuesday, while Aden Beaty had a double and two RBIs.

St. Thomas beat Katy St. John XXIII twice last, winning by scores of 5-1 and 10-2. Vincent Ori drove in four runs for the Eagles (14-7-1), while Will Rizzo threw a complete game in the 5-1 win.

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