Creek softball season comes to close

Troylon Griffin II, Managing Editor

In one of their most successful games all season, Creek’s softball girls defeated the Friendswood Mustangs by a score of 17 to 9 in five innings. The game elevated Creek to fourth place in districts.

“We all played a heck of a game,” Coach Cash, Creek’s softball coach said. “We’ve probably scored more runs this year than we have in the last two years combined.”

The Wildcats scored their first run in the game when Brianna Aranzeta hit a one run triple and scored on an error for a two to zero lead in the first inning. Ashley Ramber scored teammate Madison Petrella on a one run single and Lindsey Leistad mashed a two run double to right center for a five to zero lead. The first inning was then finished with a one run single for a six to zero lead.

The second inning included a total of eight runs. These included Ramber hitting a two run double. Brianna Aranzeta then hit a grand slam over the left center field wall and into a Friendswood neighborhood, extending Creek’s score to a 13 to 1 lead.

It wasn’t long before Creek scored again when Madison Petrella hit a solo home run to left for a 14 to 1 lead.

Friendswood showed signs of catching up when they began to score, including a one run triple that led to the score being 14 to 5. Two more runs by Friendswood in the bottom of the third inning, with a two run single, led to Creek’s lead only being 14 to 7. Creek ended up stopping this attempt to catch up by putting up three more runs in the top of the fourth inning when Madison Pretrella connected on a one run single and Katlyn Rivera mashed a two run double for a 17 to 7 lead. Two of Friendswood’s players each drove in one run apiece but it was too late, as the game was run-ruled after five innings. The winning pitcher for Creek was Julia Brentzal, who pitched in her first game back from injury.

The game was just one of many games played in the District 24-6A race. The game corresponded with Clear Spring’s victory over Brook, Clear Fall’s victory over Lake and Brazoswood defeating Dickinson.

The 2015-2016 season has been one of losses and wins for the team. The Wildcats have won four out of their seven home games, and three out of their four away games. These include wins against Clear Brook, Clear Lake and a previous win against Friendswood.

Since then, Creek’s softball team has played games against Clear Springs and Dickinson. In their game against Dickinson, the team lost with a score of 6 to 8, and as a result will not be going to playoffs.