Marissa Santos mows down another batter as the D’Hanis Cowgirls get out to an 11-5-1 start to the season. D’Hanis goes to Natalia on Tuesday evening.

D’Hanis softball wins 6 times during week


     Johnson City -- In the Blanco County Softball Tournament last weekend, the D’Hanis Cowgirls won four of their five contests before getting a pair of run-rule wins in Spring Break weekday games 

     In the Cowgirls’ tournament opener on Thursday, March 5, they scored four runs in the first inning on the way to a 6-0 win over Ingram, then defeated the Johnson City JV, 15-4.

     Returning to the tournament on Saturday, March 7 – this portion in Blanco – the Cowgirls suffered their only loss of the week, falling to Blanco, 9-3. In that game, the Lady Panthers were in the process of pulling away when the time limit hit, meaning that the score reverted to where it stood the end of the last completed inning.

     Later in the afternoon, they got by a pair of 3As, beating Luling 6-5 and Poth 5-3. In that final game, Brentlee Portenier drove in the go-ahead runs.

     In Spring Break action this week, the Cowgirls visited Sabinal in midday action on Monday, March 9, and recorded a 15-1 rout of the Lady Jackets. Sophomore pitcher Marissa Santos struck out 10 Sabinal batters, and Natalie McFadin had a solo, inside-the-park home run to close out the scoring in the fifth inning.

     Tuesday, March 10, the Cowgirls (11-5-1) hosted Brackett, and batted around in each of the first three innings on the way to a 17-5 win over the Tigerettes. Santos had a third inning grand slam, and Mabry Herrmann closed out the game, putting the run-rule into effect with a two-run blast.

     In their only scheduled action of the coming week, the Cowgirls will visit Natalia on Tuesday, March 17, for a 6:30 p.m. game.